Joselin Downey

June 17, 2020


Joselin “Jo” S. Downey, 67, of Stanford, passed away at 5:06 am Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at her home with her family by her side.


She was born February 9, 1953 the daughter of Wilbert M. and Mable I. Knell Rexroat.  She married Jim Downey on May 7, 1971, and he passed away February 4, 2002.


She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Tammy Kraft; one sister; and three brothers.


Surviving are two daughters, Melissa Downey of Bloomington and her children, Tobie Downey, Andrew Downey, Deaja Downey, and Devon Downey and Mary West of Stanford and her children, Michael Neal, Brittany Neal, Shelby Neal, and Chrystian Neal, and Jobie Denham, the daughter of Tammy Kraft; eight great grandchildren; one sister, Pam Rexroat of Bloomington; and one cousin who was like a sister, Millie Boyd of Stanford.


In the early 1980’s She owned Jo’s Corner Café and later owned the Pizza Corner, both in Stanford.


She was also involved with ASDA for many years and was a member of the First Christian Church of Stanford for many years.


She had a favorite pet named Jasper who was an African Grey Parrott who talked with her all the time.

She was a loving mother, grandmother, and loved her family and friends and was loved by all.


She enjoyed fishing and was a member of the Stanford Sportsman’s Club.


Cremation has been accorded.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.l  Davis-Oswald Funeral Home in Tremont is handling the arrangements.


The family wishes to thank Dr. Phillip Rossi and his nursing staff for their care for Jo.


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