Mary Downing

Birth: September 2nd, 1918
Death: December 15th, 2018
Age: 100 years
Residence:Au Gres, Michigan

Mary Downing, age 100, of Au Gres, Michigan passed away Saturday, December 15, 2018 at her home.  Mary was born September 2, 1918 in Wisner Township, Michigan to the late Paul and Elizabeth (nee Dreisigacker) Weber.  She married Billie Downing July 21, 1945 in Bay City, Michigan and together they raised five children, Jane June, Joann, Nancy and William.

Mary was a homemaker most of her life.  She helped on the family farm and enjoyed gardening and spending time with family and friends.  She could be found playing euchre and pinochle with family and friends at home or at the Sunrise Senior Center in Omer.

Mary is survived by her children, Jane Robinson of Tennessee, June Yamatoto of California, Joann Persons of Au Gres, Nancy Schriber of Au Gres, and William (Susan) Downing of Au Gres; sister-in-law, Violet (Tootie) Weber; 12 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild.  In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Billie in 1978 and 15 brothers and sisters.

Visitation for Mary will take place 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Buresh Funeral Home, 101 East Michigan Avenue, Au Gres, Michigan.  Funeral ceremony will begin at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Pastor Gerald Swartz and Associate Pastor Kevin Beardsley will officiate.  Interment will follow in Sims~Whitney Township Cemetery in Au Gres, Michigan.  Online condolences may be offered at

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