LAWRENCEVILLE, Illinois — Edith Josephine Downard, 81, Bridgeport, died July 9, 2022.

She spent many years working with exceptional individuals.

Survivors include three daughters, Melinda Cessna, Cindy Hicks and Jeannie Knight; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

No formal services are scheduled at this time.

Arrangements were handled by Cunningham-Young Funeral Home.

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