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Services for Margaret Imotichey Downing, 86, of Ada are at 1 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Ada. Burial will follow at Sandy Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Fillmore. A Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Chickasaw Nation Community Center in Ada.
Mrs. Downing passed away Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, at an Oklahoma City hospital. She was born Oct. 11, 1930, in Fillmore to Jonas and Josie Lowery Imotichey.
She married Joshua Lee Downing Dec. 27, 1952. He preceded her in death Nov. 18, 1997. Mrs. Downing was at the groundbreaking of Carl Albert Indian Hospital and was one of the first employees of the hospital. She was a health systems specialist at the hospital and retired from the Indian Health Service in 1996. Mrs. Downing was raised in the Sandy Creek Presbyterian Church in Fillmore and later attended First Presbyterian Church in Ada.
Survivors include her children, Debbie Miller and her husband, Chris, of Ada, Josh Jay Downing and his wife, Jackye, of Ada, Vincent Downing and his wife, Diane, of Midwest City, Donna Gipson and her husband, Darrell, of Ada and Doreen Walker of Yukon; a sister, Marlene Tims and her husband, Don, of Purcell; her brothers, Paul Imotichey and his wife, Betsey, of Smyrna, Tennessee, Robert Imotichey and his wife, Johnie Lou, of Fillmore and Dwight Immohotichey and his wife, Peggy, of Fillmore; her grandchildren, Matthew Talley, Margeaux Smith, Jason Downing, Leigh Anne Downing, Joshua Downing, Alison Downing, Rebekah Maritim, Mia Downing, Nendee Downing, Eric Wood, Erin Wood, Elena Wood, Eli Wood, Leonard Breeze Walker, August Walker and Cassie Keith; 23 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Yvonne Alberson; a brother, Jerry Imotichey; a son-in-law, Greg Walker; and two great-grandchildren.
Bearers will be her grandsons, Matthew Talley, Jason Downing, Joshua Downing, Eric Wood, Eli Wood, Leonard Breeze Walker and August Walker.
Published on December 27, 2016
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