Roberta Downey

April 27, 1936-Nov. 8, 2023


Roberta Downey of Crawfordsville passed away Wednesday evening, Nov. 8, 2023, at home. She was 87.

Mrs. Downey did a lot of volunteer work, helping friends and visiting area nursing homes. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church. She worked as a sales associate at J.C. Penney and then with several accounting and law firms in the area as a secretary. She was a 1954 graduate of Lebanon High School and Indiana Business College, where she earned a certification as a legal secretary.

Born April 27, 1936, at Lebanon, she was the daughter of Robert Bell and Viola Fern Bell. She married Charles Wayne Downey in 1955. He passed away April 10, 2012.

Surviving family includes: son Mark Wayne Downey of Crawfordsville; grandson Brody Allen Downey; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and son Gordon Allen Downey.

Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Burkhart Funeral Home. Services will begin at 2 p.m., led by Pastor Keith Harris. After the service, she will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery North.

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