Brenda Denyse Downing


Brenda Denyse Downing, 65, Goshen, died 4:26 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, at Goshen Hospital.
She was born Oct. 28, 1953, in Warsaw, to Leo and Dorothy (Warren) Linn.
On Nov. 2, 1974, she married Marvin Downing.
Surviving are her husband, Marvin, Goshen; daughter, Sarah Downing, Goshen; sisters, Pamela (Charles) Franks, Goshen, Theresa (Gene) Berger, Goshen, Deborah (Donald) Baughman, Elkhart; brothers, Warren (Diana) Linn, Elkhart, Larry Linn, Deming, New Mexico; and a sister-in-law, Eleanore Linn, Elkhart.
Preceding her in death were her parents; brother, Leon Linn; and a sister, Karen S. Clark.
Brenda worked at The Elkhart Truth and South Bend Tribune. She was a homemaker, a wonderful wife and mother.
Visitation will be 10 to 11:30 a.m. with the service following at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen. Pastor Mark Bendes will officiate.
Burial will be at Violett Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial donations may be directed to The Salvation Army, Goshen.
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Published on July 3, 2019
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