|Patsy Ruth McClung Downey
PATSY RUTH McCLUNG DOWNEY
After a long term illness, Patsy Ruth McClung Downey
(1929-2014) passed away early Friday, November 28, 2014,
in Laguna Niguel, CA. She was 85.
Born in Nallen, WV, September 10, 1929, and grew up
near Summersville, WV. She lived in San Clemente, CA
since 1962, and part time in Mt. Nebo, WV since 1984.
Patsy was the 4th child of Grover Cleveland McClung and
Hattie Champe. She graduated from West Virginia
University and taught elementary and middle school until
1973. She married Thomas F. Downey of Waterbury, CT, in
1954, in Charleston, WV.
She is survived by her younger brother Jack McClung
of Charleston, WV, her son Timothy F. Downey of Laguna
Niguel, CA, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins of
the McClung, Groves, Champe, and Downey families.
A short, graveside Celebration of Life for Patsy
McClung Downey will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday,
August 8, 2015 in the Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery at Mt.
Lookout with Pastor Damon Wilkewitz officiating. All friends
and family are welcome. White Funeral Home at
Summersville is assisting the family.
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