William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel
167 N. Main St.
New Haven, Kentucky 40051
Henry Edward “Monkey” Downs, 88, of New Haven passed away Friday January 15, 2021 at his residence in New Haven, Kentucky.
He was born July 5, 1932 in Stiles Kentucky to the late, Harvey Lee and Mary L. DeMar Downs.
He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He retired from G.E. Appliance Park with 39 plus years of service. He was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church in New Haven.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by, one grandson, Aidan Groves, one brother Leo Downs, four sisters, Agnes Nalley, Edna Baxter, Margarete O’Bryan and Rena Perkins.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Joyce (Betty) Mattingly Downs, three sons, James Edward (Polly) Downs of Tenn., Joseph Timothy (Gail) Downs of New Haven and Francis Stephen Downs of New Haven, five grandchildren, one brother, David Downs of Mt. Washington, and one sister Theresa O’Bryan of Louisville, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services for Henry Edward Downs will be held Thursday January 21, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Catherine Catholic Church in New Haven with Father Scott Wimsett Celebrate, Father Troy Overton and Father Matthew Hardesty Concelebrates, burial to follow in St. Catherine Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Wednesday January 20, 2021 from 3 to 8 p.m. in the Chapel of the William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven, with prayer service at 4 p.m. with Father Matthew Hardesty officiating and will continue after 9 a.m. Thursday until time of service.
William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel is in charge of his arrangements.
It is recommended that all visitors wear a mask or face covering.
William R. Rust Funeral Home New Haven Chapel, 167 N. Main St. New Haven Kentucky is in charge of arrangements.
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