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Carol Downard

November 28, 1942 — February 8, 2024

Marysville

Carol Downard of Marysville, KS, died February 8, 2024, at Nebraska Heart in Lincoln, NE.

Visitation was Sunday, February 11, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Kinsley Mortuary.

A rosary service was held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 12, at St. Gregory's Catholic Church in Marysville.  The funeral service followed at 10:30 a.m.  Father Quentin Schmitz officated.  The musicians were Rosemary Forst and Paula Landoll-Smith.  Music included "Clair de Lune", "Here I Am Lord", "Prayer of St. Francis", "Be Not Afraid", "On Eagles Wings", "How Great Thou Art" and "Song of Farewell."

The pallbearers were Chase Downard, Nick Downard, Larry Downard, Brad Downard, Jim Rinner and Jeff Milner.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Carol was born on November 28, 1942, to Harold and Margaret (Hurtig) Loch near Beatrice, NE.  She attended Marysville High School and graduated in 1960.  On September 23, 1961, she was united in marriage to Leland “Sam” Downard at St. Gregory’s Catholic Church in Marysville.  To this union they were blessed with two sons, Tim and Brian.

For eighteen years, Carol worked in the meat department at Downard’s Food Mart and then began working in the kitchen at Community Memorial Healthcare for fifteen years until she retired.

Carol enjoyed reading murder mysteries, playing pitch and keeping up with her classmates.  In the past she was a member of St. Gregory’s Altar Society.

She is preceded in death by her husband Leland on October 3, 2012; parents; and sister, Nancy Keating.

Survivors include her sons, Tim Downard, Marysville, KS and Brian (Cathie) Downard, Collinsville, OK; three grandchildren, Sara Downard, Collinsville, OK, Nick Downard, Collinsville, OK, and Chase Downard, Marysville; and cousins.

A memorial fund has been established to St. Gregory's Catholic School.  Contributions may be sent in the care of Kinsley Mortuary.

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Visitation

Sunday, February 11, 2024

10:00am - 9:00 pm

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Rosary Service

Monday, February 12, 2024

10:00 - 10:15 am

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St. Gregory's Catholic Church

1310 Carolina St
Marysville, KS 66508

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Funeral Service

Monday, February 12, 2024

10:30 - 11:30 am

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St. Gregory's Catholic Church

1310 Carolina St
Marysville, KS 66508

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Burial

Monday, February 12, 2024

11:45am - 12:15 pm

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St. Gregory's Catholic Cemetery

1155 11th Road
Marysville, KS 66508

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