Virginia Ruth Downs, 90, Topeka: Feb. 17, 1934 – May 29, 2024 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Virginia Ruth Downs, 90, Topeka: Feb. 17, 1934 – May 29, 2024

TOPEKA, Kan. – Virginia Ruth Downs, 90, passed away May 29, 2024, at Kelly House, Topeka, Kan. She was born, the daughter of Alfred Edward and Emma Julia (Purdy) Waetzig.

She married Delbert L. Downs, June 8, 1952. She was born and raised in Carbondale, Kan., and moved to Topeka after her marriage.

Survivors include her daughter, Debbie Uhl, of Topeka; son, Darren (Jonna) Downs, Topeka; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; four sisters, June Onnen and Peggy Owens, both of Topeka, and Alice Bernhardt and Carol Ashwill, both of Carbondale; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her son, Delbert Dean Downs; her parents, three brothers, and seven sisters.

The family will greet friends during visitation 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Parker-Price and Davidson Funeral Home, 245 NW Independence Ave., Topeka, KS 66608. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 14, at Carbondale Cemetery, Carbondale.

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