Duplicate parents -
m. 3 Nov 1927
Duplicate parents -
Facts and Events
About Lovonia (Skeet)Ida Isbell
adopted parents: Family:George Bradley and Connie Isbell (1)) When Skeet, her mother died at the age of 10 she went to live with her sister Connie and her brother-in-law George Bradley they took her and rasied her as their on daughter and was always just a sister to George and Connie's children..she counted George and Connie as her Mom and Dad and they where grandparents to her children.....in 1994 when George was on his death bed and he was telling each of his children how he loved them he told Skeet you have made me a wonderful daughter. She was my oldest sister and I loved her very much and miss her greatly....She died in St. Mary's hospital Oct 1998 of a lung detiration. She was 5'8" weight 160 pounds..
SHE HAD ARTIRIES AND LOW BLOOD PREAUSRE
HEIG 5 ft. 5 in. WEIG 150 lb. 0 oz.
Skeet was a good daughter, a good sister, a good wife, a good mother and a good grandmother..she love her family and care for everyone esle...she never drank alcohol, never took the Lord's name in vain, she used no profanity, was always honest in all her dealing in life. She was loved by her family....She raised 3 sons Ralph Wayne, Larry Dale, Bradley Keith, and her oldest grandson Michal Wayne he was just her 4th son....at the time of her death she had 5 more grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren...during World War II she worked at the Parachute Factory in Madisonville, she and Ralph (Rabbit) were engaged to be married when he was drafted into the army in World War II, she work and save her money and when he came back she has bought and paid for a nice bedroom suit and a living room suit, and had some money saved for them to get started on... then when she married she became a full time wife and mother, She was like a mother hen about her children and also those she care about...you did not come against any of her family without having to deal with her..she did not quit loving you if you made a mistake...she always cared... notes by her Brother Donald Bradley
Madisonville Messenger, Oct 30, 1998
Lavonia I. 'Skeet' Downing
Boonville, Ind. Lavonia I 'Skeet' Downing, 75, of Boonville, died at 7:19 p.m. Wednesday Oct 28, 1998, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville, Ind., after suffering a brief illness.
She was a member of the Pentecostal faith.
She is survi8ved by her husband of 52 years, Ralph "Rabbit" Downing of Boonville; four sons, Ralph Wayne Downing, Brad Downing, Michael Downing all of Boonville, and Larry Downing of Paducah, Ky.; one sister Leveta Lovelady of Hopkinsville, Ky.; and one brother, Donald Bradley of Madisonville, Ky.; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Koehler Funeral Home-Boonville Chapel, with the Rev. Ronald Hendricks officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Boonville.
Friends may call from 2 until 8 p.m. today adn 9 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home.
Skeet's last Address
Funeral Home Record
31 Oct 1998 Maple Grove Cemetery; Saturday October 31, 1998; ___________________________________________________________