December 5, 2019
D. Downey of Farmington died at 4:50 p.m. on December 5, 2019 with her family present at the home of her daughter. She was born in Silvertown, London, England the youngest and surviving twin child of William and Elizabeth (Flegg) Jackson. D. was raised in the rural village of Mapledurham, N. Reading, Berkshire, England. D. had a close and loving relationship with her parents and six siblings. She was affectionately referred to as “Blondie” by family and friends. D. was adored by her family and she truly missed them when she moved from England to raise her own family. D. lived in Farmington for over 50 years with periods of time spent in Texas and Rabat, Morocco. D. was a hairdresser while living in England. She was employed for many years at the filling Station in Farmington as well as serving as Farmington Township Clerk for 25 years. D. enjoyed knitting, reading and working in her flower gardens. She always had a smile on her face and would never pass an infant without a gentle touch and smile. D. was a true and loyal friend. She had many friends of all ages. Most of all D. was a wonderful, patient mother. An example of love and devotion. She will be missed by her family and thought of fondly. Surviving are two sons; Cary Downey of Keene, Texas; Shawn Downey of Pekin, Illinois and one daughter; Dana Chance of Galesburg Illinois. Also surviving are five grandchildren; Michael, Lauren. Stephen Downey and Adan and Evan Chance. D. was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers; George, Bim, Reg, and Alan Jackson; two sisters, Joyce Andrews and Elise Davis as well as one granddaughter, Alana Chance. D. requested no services or flowers. D’s family would like to thank OSF Hospice (Western Region) for their care and support.
D. Downey of Farmington died at 4:50 p.m. on December 5, 2019 with her family present at the home of her daughter. She was born in Silvertown, London, England the youngest and surviving twin child of William and Elizabeth (Flegg) Jackson. D.... View Obituary & Service Information
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