Catherine Corine Hill Downs, 87, died on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at Windsor Gardens Personal Care Facility. She was a native of Washington County, Ky. She was the daughter of the late Francis Thaddeus Hill and Frances Harriett Mattingly Hill. Corine worked at American Tobacco Company in Louisville, St. Rose Church in Springfield and Cowden Sewing Factory in Springfield. Her most rewarding job was as a child care provider for 28 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and usher.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Anthony Downs to whom she was married to for 66 years; grandson, Joe Ray Young; sister, Mary Johnson; brothers, Louis Hill, Marvin Hill, Thomas Hill, Raymond Hill and Leo Hill.
She is survived by three daughters, Deborah Forshee (Reese) of Middleburg, Florida, Jacqueline Downs of Bardstown, Grace Young (Patrick) of Mt. Washington; five sons, Wayne Downs (Sheila) of Bardstown, Timmy Downs (Robin) of Davenport, Florida, Chris Downs (Kathy) of Bardstown, Danny Downs of Springfield, and Rex Downs (Debbie) of Boston; sixteen grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Polly McDonald of Fredericktown and Helen Monteleone of Tampa, Florida; and brother, James Hill of Loretto.
Her memorial service will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at Basilica of St. Joseph Proto Cathedral with a private graveside service at St. Joseph Cemetery. Rev. Terry Bradshaw will officiate.
Memorial contributions may go to the Alzheimer’s Research Associations. No flowers.
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