Shelby J. Downey

Shelby J. Downey, 73, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. at her home.

Mrs. Downey had worked at Wabash Technologies and retired from Indiana Packaging in 2006.

She was born July 11, 1943, in San Francisco, CA, to Noah and Ovaline Branscum Martin.

Survivors include three sons, Jerry (Tammy) Downey, of Warren, and Ricky (Dawn) Downey and Rodney Downey, both of Huntington; a daughter, Wanda (Chris) Shepperd, of Andrews; a brother, Gary Martin, of Huntington; 12 grandchildren, Nick Shepperd, Jeremy Downey, Cassandra (Tyler) Tackett, Derek Downey, Amanda (Adam Vogelman) Downey, Jordon Downey, Taylor Downey, Aaron Downey, Casey Newsome, Courtney (Greg) Emley, Tad Downey and Jessica Downey; and 20 great-grandchildren.

Calling is Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Deal-Rice Funeral Home, Huntington. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at Star of Hope Cemetery, Huntington.

Gifts to the family may be made in care of Deal-Rice Funeral Home, 338 E. Washington St, Huntington, IN 46750.

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