Barbara Ann (Cleghorn) Downing, 77, passed away July 9, 2008, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute.
She was born Sept. 30, 1930, the daughter of Fred and Ethyle Cleghorn.
She was a lifelong resident of Terre Haute and a former employee of Ann-Hage Quaker Maid, owner-operator of the Blazing Stump Restaurant, sitter and substitute mother to hundreds of children.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 61 years Edward William Downing, brother Donald, sister Margaret, sister Marjorie Ruth, and in-laws Roy and Mildred Marlow.
She is survived by brother Fred Cleghorn, Florida, brother Kenny Banta and Judy Robison, Terre Haute, daughter Brenda Grinstead, Terre Haute, son Edward William Downing II and Stephanie Van Sickle, Terre Haute, son Joseph Downing and Brooke Long, Terre Haute, grandchildren Aimee and Andrew Dwyer, Terre Haute, William and Rebecca Fulk, Terre Haute, Callie Guy and Duane Walters, Wisconsin, Claire Beasley, Indianapolis, Lacie Downing, Terre Haute, Lindsie Downing and Ben Kramer, Terre Haute, Joseph Downing II and Jessica Edwards, Terre Haute, Eric Smith, Terre Haute, Edward Downing III, Terre Haute, Matthew and Jennifer Downing, Linden, Jessica Downing and Rhett Vanvactor, Linden, Eric Downing, Ft. Wayne, Elise Downing, Terre Haute, and great-grandchildren Celina Guy, Nicolai Guy, Conor Dwyer, Jordan Niece, Zachary Niece, Hunter Moore, Mason Fulk, Zara Vanvactor, Marissa Downing, Drew Downing and Cole Downing.
Visitation will take place today from 4-8 p.m., at Roselawn Funeral Home, Terre Haute. Services will take place Saturday at 11 a.m., at the funeral home.
Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.