Obituary for Mary T. Downing
Mary T. Downing, 71, of Bloomington, passed away on Wednesday May 3, 2017 at her residence with her loving family by her side. Mary was born November 4, 1945 in Bloomington and was the daughter of the late Alvin Fleener Sr. and Bernice (Watson) Johnson.
Mary worked at RCA in Bloomington for several years. She was an entrepreneur, and founded and ran the M.D. Cleaning Service until her retirement in 2006. Mary was industrious in all she undertook. She was humble and never sought to publicize her kind acts in service of the less fortunate. She spent much of her life raising kids and enjoying her grandchildren. Her interests included cooking, reading, playing computer games, and spending time in Florida. Mary attended the First Apostolic Church in Mitchell, IN.
Mary is survived by her husband, Cecil Downing (Bloomington); 6 children – Cindy Shelton, Debbie Crabtree, Amber Sims and Michael Spencer (all of Bloomington), Angela Spencer (Illinois), and Carl Downing (West, Texas). Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and 3 sisters – Donna Silvers (Lubbock, TX), Sharon Jackson (Bedford), and Rebecca Johnson (Bedford).Mary was preceded in death by her parents, son Kevin P. Ford and brother, Alvin Fleener Jr.
Private graveside services will be held.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be given to IU Health Hospice, P.O. Box 1149 Bloomington, IN 47402