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Susan J. (Church) Downs

November 2, 1942 ~ September 20, 2019 (age 76)
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Susan J. Downs, 76, of Lakeview, Ohio, formerly of Defiance, passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019 at her home in Lakeview.  
She was born on November 2, 1942 to Merle and Boneta (Winover) Church in Liberty Center, Ohio. In November, 1966 she married James Downs, who resides in Lakeview. Susan enjoyed being a homemaker, and her hobbies included cooking, gardening, and canning vegetables. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and grandchildren. 
Susan will be sadly missed by her husband of 54 years, James Downs of Lakeview, OH, son, Travis Downs of Lakeview, two stepsons, Cary (Daphne) Downs of Los Angeles, CA, and Brand (Dawn) Downs of Huntington, IN, and daughter, April Bowersox of Russells Point, Ohio. She also leaves behind seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Eileen Hanker, Mary Swayne, Orma Church, and Violet Hatcher, her brother, Marvin Church, and two brothers in infancy. 
Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. A funeral services will follow at 11:00 am at the funeral home, with Celebrant Deb Miller officiating. Burial will take place at Riverview Memory Gardens.
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