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Lillian Marie Downing
Funeral Time: Sunday, October 17th at 1:00PM
Lillian Marie Downing, 88, wife of the late Harold Nathan Downing, passed away October 11, 2021. She was born September 13, 1933 in Whitesburg, KY to the late Archibald and Bessie Seamon, but she grew up in Hazard, KY. She was kind and showed love, compassion and grace to everyone. She was an active member of Second Presbyterian Church for 63 years, where she was very involved in the music ministry. Lillian was a member of the Lexington Woman’s Club for over 50 years. Lillian created and managed the STEPS program (Student Temporary Employment Services) at the University of Kentucky. She had a desire to help others, but especially to help young adults find something they enjoyed doing. Above all this, she was a prayer warrior; her faith was very important to her and she shared God’s light with others.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Ralph Seamon. Lillian is survived by her two daughters, Betty Downing and Karen (Christopher) Workman; four grandchildren, Emily (William) Downing Stafford, Adam (Rachel) Seamon Downing, Kara (Nelson) Diane Torres and Jacob (Sara) Nathan Workman; six great grandchildren, Lydia Stafford, Hazel Stafford, Addyson Downing, Elio Torres, Rawlins Torres and Liam Niemeyer; and some nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be on Sunday, October 17, 2021 from 12:30pm – 1:00pm at Second Presbyterian Church: 460 E. Main St. Lexington, KY 40507. A funeral service will follow at 1:00pm on Sunday at the church with Pastor John Leggett officiating. Burial will be at 10am Monday, October 18 at the Lexington Cemetery. Pallbearers include Adam Downing, Ron Garnett, Sean Garnett, Will Stafford, Scott Walz, Chris Workman. In lieu of flowers, donations requested to the Lexington Woman’s Club or Second Presbyterian Church.