RIDGEWAY, Ill. -- Esther Jean Powell Downen, 88, formerly of Benton, Mo., died Jan. 16, 2006, at her home.
Born March 29, 1917, daughter of the late James Murray and Kate Limbaugh Powell, she was an elementary and high school teacher, retiring in 1988.
She was married to Max R. Downen who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son, Niles B. Downen of Aurora, Colo.; one daughter, Susan Adams of Cave Creek, Ariz.; and seven grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son and one grandson.
Visitation is from 10 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Friday at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton with the Rev. Paul Widicus officiating.
Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens in Morley, Mo.