Mary Ann Downey

Mary Ann Downey, 69, of Mt. Pleasant, died Sunday, October 15, 2023 at her residence.

Mrs. Downey, the former Mary Ann Young, was born March 27, 1954 in Mt. Pleasant, IA. She was the daughter of James Fletcher and Signa Irene (Sandquist) Young.

She attended school in Mt. Pleasant.  On June 19, 1997 in Mt. Pleasant, Mary was united in marriage to Lloyd Harper Downey. Mr. Downey died January 5, 2003.

Mary worked as Psychiatric Aide for the Mt. Pleasant Mental Health Institute from 1976 until her retirement. She had a thirst to learn and was especially astute to read and study her bible. She loved to sing and was known to break out in song at about any time. As Mary suffered from Addison’s Disease, she was proud of the accomplishments she made despite the limitation the disease inflicted upon her.

Those thankful for sharing in Mary’s life include her mother, Signa Housel Brandmeyer of Mt. Pleasant; a brother – William J. Young of Mt. Pleasant; a sister and her husband, Carla and Mark Johnson of Council Bluffs, IA. Mary is also survived by her husband Lloyd’s children and their families.

Per Mary’s request, there will be no funeral service. Cremation rites have been entrusted to the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 North Main Street, Mount Pleasant, which is assisting the family with the arrangements. On-line condolences may be directed to