Rosamond Downey

Monday, November 26, 2007

ANNA, Ill -- Rosamond Marie Downey, 84, of Anna, Ill., died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, at Helia Health Care Center in Carbondale, Ill. She was born July 3, 1923, in Chicago Heights, Ill., daughter of Noah and Winifred Laughlin Yando. She married Frantz Ellis Downey Nov. 12, 1939, in Chicago.

She is survived by daughters Carol Calderone of Chicago Heights and Linda Quintana of Anna; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, son, a brother and a sister.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until noon Thursday at Lutz & Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna, and from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home in Chicago Heights. Funeral will be at noon Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with the Monsignor Dennis Schaefer officiating. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Assumption Cemetery in Glenwood, Ill.