Letha J. Downey, Randall Eugene Fields, Betty Small

Letha J. Downey

Letha J. “Jean” Downey, 94, of Vincennes, passed away at 1:20 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 at The New Willow Manor Nursing Home.

Jean was born on Nov. 18, 1924. the daughter of Louis and Minnie (Myer) Meyer. Jean married Winton Downey on Nov. 6, 1948 and he preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 1995.

Jean had worked for Brown Shoe Factory and later Universal Scientific. She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ and the American Legion and VFW auxiliaries. Jean was also an excellent seamstress doing various types of alterations for many people and loved to walk and watch golf on television.

Survivors include her daughter, Janice Affolder and her husband, Doug, of Vincennes; grandchildren Jason Affolder of New Orleans and Jamie Affolder of Terre Haute.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Winton Downey; her brothers, Norman, Nolan and Morris Meyer; and her sister Mabel Cornoyer.

Graveside services for Jean will be 11 a.m. on Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Jean will be laid to rest next to her husband in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vincennes Animal Shelter, 1128 River Road, Vincennes, IN 47591, or the Knox County Humane Society, 405 Main St., Vincennes, IN 47591. Gardner-Brockman Funeral Home is honored to assist the Downey family with arrangements.

Online memories may be shared with Jean’s family and friends at www.gardnerbrockman.com.

Randall Eugene Fields

Randall Eugene Fields, 59, of Vincennes, died on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019.

He was retired from the U.S. Air Force.

Survivors include his daughter, Anita Miron; three brothers, Scott Kirk, Michael Fields, and Doyle Fields Jr.; and two sisters, Rebecca Kays and Penny Kirk.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Memorial Park Cemetery, with military honors will be provided by the All Weather Firing Squad. Arrangements were entrusted to Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes Vincennes Chapel.

Online condolences may be made at www.fredrickandson.com.

Betty Small

Betty Small, 81, of Elnora, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019.

Betty was born Sept. 14, 1938, in Knox County, the daughter of Jim and Elsie (Higgins) Chambers. She married Richard Small on Oct. 31, 1958. Betty loved to paint, crochet, and travel; she and her husband visited all 50 states and several countries

Betty is survived by her children, Dolf W. Small and his wife, Robin, of Vincennes and Drak Small and his wife Deanna, of Louisville, Ohio; grandchildren Sherry Beamon, Rene Smith, and Heidi Small; great-grandchildren, Ian, Brenden, Isaac, and Cloe; and her brothers, G. Arnold Chambers and his wife, June, and Wendel Chambers and his wife, Pam.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Small, and her parents.

Per Betty's request she will be cremated and a private graveside will be held at the Bruceville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Elnora Events for Kids, c/o Town Hall, PO Box 336, Elnora, IN 47529. Arrangements were entrusted to Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Bicknell Chapel.

Online condolences may be left for the family on the funeral home's website at www.fredrickandson.com.


Jody C. McKee, 66, of Willow Hill, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. Arrangements are pending at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois.


Garrard, Joetta L., died Oct. 4. Services: 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home, 521 Vigo St. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation: noon until the time of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences: www.duesterbergfredrick.com.

Garrett, Cody, died Oct. 6. Services: 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Holders Funeral Home in Owensville. Burial: Maumee Cemetery. Visitation: 11 a.m. until the hour of services on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials: American Cancer Society.

Hall, Betty Jane, died Oct. 7. Services: 11 a.m. CDT on Saturday at the United Methodist Church, St. Francisville, Illinois. Burial: Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation: 9 a.m. CDT until the hour of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials: St. Francisville Senior Center. Condolences: www.cunninghamfuneralhomes.com.

Knotts, Tyra D., died Oct. 7. Services: 4 p.m. on Sunday at Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home, 521 Vigo St. Visitation: 2 p.m. until the hour of services on Sunday at the funeral home. Condolences: www.duesterbergfredrick.com.  

Meyer, Phyllis Ann, died on Sept. 6. Services: 2 p.m. on Sunday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials: Cure Alzheimer’s Fund at curealz.org.

Williams, Carl E., died Sept. 2. Visitation: 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St.


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