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Mary Helen Downing, 88, passed away on Feb. 17, 2017 . She was born on Feb. 13, 1929 to Horace Eugene and Carrie (Rigney) Combs. Mary retired after 31 years as the Vice President at the Bank of Oklahoma. Mary was an active member of the Norman Rotary. She greatly enjoyed dancing with her husband Jim at the OU Ballroom. She was an avid OU Sports fan who followed them to the very end. She is survived by her granddaughter, Kyra Boyer and husband Robert; 4 grandsons, Scott McPherson and wife Dicksy, Brian Downing and wife Sabor, Matthew Downing and wife Amanda and Justin Downing and wife Michelle; son-in-law, Kerry Barnett; and 11 great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jim Downing; 2 children, Marilee Barnett and Hi Downing; 3 brothers; and 3 sisters. Funeral services will be held 10:00 A.M., Friday, February 24, 2017 at First Christain Church Norman, OK. Interment to follow at I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Norman, OK. Services are under the direction of John M. Ireland Funeral Home and Chapel, Moore, OK. - See more at: http://obituaries.normantranscript.com/story-admin/10852922/order-history#sthash.ZF8LQTyM.dpuf
Published on February 21, 2017
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