Catherine Downing

November 4, 1927 - September 14, 2012

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Catherine (Kitty) Downing, age 84 of Latonia, KY passed away on Friday, September 14, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Health Care in Fort Thomas, KY. She retired from the former Booth Hopital in Florence, KY as a Clerk in the business office. A member of Holy Cross Church where she was also in the 50 plus club, a school volunteer, involved with the Young at Heart Group at Latonia Baptist Church and a former Girl Scout Leader. She was preceded in death by her Husband, Vernon L. Downing in 1984 and a Granddaughter, Charlotte Downing. Kitty is survived by 4 Daughters: Debbie (Jim) Young of Covington, KY, Linda (Thom) Vollmar of Villa Hills, KY, Karen (Steve) Horton of Covington, KY and Laurie (Gary) Herald of Latonia, KY; 3 Sons: Mike (Donna) Downing of Covington, KY, Steve (Nancy) Downing of Ft. Mitchell, KY and Tom (Catherine) Downing of Chicago, IL; 2 Sisters: Dorothy Newman of Ft. Thomas, KY and Mary Hayes of Newport, KY; 22 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren. The Visitation will be on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Latonia, KY from 4 PM until 7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 10 AM at Holy Cross Church in Latonia, KY. Interment in St. Joseph Cemetery in Wilder, KY. Memorials to: Downing Family Scholarship Fund C/O Holy Cross High School 3617 Church Street Latonia, KY 41015. Online Condolences may be made at:


Mary Quitter Briner - Sep 20, 2012

Am very sorry about the sad news of my cousin Kitty. I never spent much time with her as I never lived in Kentucky.
Her father was my Dad’s brother. Kitty visited me in Las Vegas and then I saw her again in California years later.
I had the pleasure of meeting Linda and other relatives about 15 years ago when Dad & I were in Kentucky. The Quitter and descendant clan was a lot of fun to be around on that trip. I never knew I had so many relatives!!! God bless all the family. I was honored to have the pleasure of spending time with Kitty—a fine lady.

Kate Molloy - Sep 18, 2012

To the Downing Family – Kitty was a beautiful person and a constant presence in Latonia and particularly around Holy Cross when we were growing up. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Dan Hassert - Sep 18, 2012

Sorry to hear about your Mom. She sure was a patient and loving woman. I have a lot of memories, from Eastern Avenue back to the Myrtle/Summit hood — and she’s in a lot of them, just looking at us and shaking her head. Sled-riding concussions … “The Fight” … Late one night we were all on your deck overlooking the Karmann Ghias carcasses in the back yard, and she came out to ask quite sternly: “who’s tracking blood all over my kitchen floor?” We looked at each other like “say wha?” … and it turned out to be ME. I’d cut my foot badly but hadn’t felt it. So she grabbed me by the ear (we must have been about 20) and pulled me to the bathroom sink, where she washed it off and bandaged it, then sent me back out. Always taking care of people she was.

Vicky Quitter - Sep 18, 2012

Debbie, Linda, Karen, Laurie, Mike, Steve and Tom. I am so sorry for your loss, it is not an easy time but Aunt Kit is now @ peace with your Dad and her brothers and Nana and Grandpa. I can’t believe how much loss we have all had in such a short time. I have you in my prayers and thoughts and I will see you all at the visitation. Love you all.
Vicky Lynn

Adriana Legro - Sep 17, 2012

Dear Linda,
I am terribly sorry to hear the news of your mother’s death. Please accept my deepest condolences. I can only imagine the difficult time you and your family are going through. My prayers are with you for God to give you and your family the strength and courage to cope with this loss.
With warm regards,
Adriana Legro

Roger & Missy Metzger - Sep 17, 2012

To the Downing Family:
We offer our deepest sympathy to you on the passing of Kitty. We remember her as a very kind and gentle lady. May she rest in peace!

Michael Felser - Sep 17, 2012

Peter Young and the Downing Family: DoDFRA (Pete’s Work Family) wishes to express our sincere condolences. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Laura haskamp - Sep 17, 2012

Dear Debbie and Family,
I am sorry to hear of your loss of your mom. It is never easy to say goodbye to your mom. You are all in my payers and thoughts.

Sr. Nancy Kordenbrock - Sep 16, 2012

I’m so sorry to miss your mother’s funeral. I’ll be attending a meeting in Baltimore from Monday through Thursday. You are in my prayers that you will be able to cherish and celebrate your good memories and be consoled knowing that she is no longer suffering.

Paul Gunkel - Sep 16, 2012

I have great memories of Kitty and Vern and the rest of the family. They will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

Doug Wenzel - Sep 16, 2012

Dear Tom & Downing Family,
Please accept our most heartfelt condolences regarding the loss of your mother. We hope this time of reflection ultimately will lead to a celebration of the love and self-sacrifice demonstrated by a caring mother. We will keep you all in our prayers during this difficult time.
Doug & Lori Wenzel

Peggy Wells Federmann - Sep 15, 2012

Tom & Laurie, My condolences to your family at this difficult time. Be assured that your mom is finally at peace & is reunited with your dad. She was a kind lady who will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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