Melbadeen (Foland) Downing

Born: Tue., Oct. 28, 1930
Died: Sat., Aug. 4, 2018


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Aug. 07, 2018
Location: Hasler-Stout Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Aug. 08, 2018
Location: Hasler-Stout Funeral Home

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Melbadeen Downing, 87, Greentown, passed away at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2018, at her home.  She was born October 28, 1930, in Greentown, to Sherwood E. and Zola (Lee) Foland.  On September 10, 1948, she married Max Eugene Downing, and he survives.

Melbadeen graduated from Union Township High School in 1948 and spent her life working on the family farm.  She enjoyed quilting, spending time with family and spending winters in Ft. Myers, Florida, for 29 years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Patty (Frank) Wedemeier, Sugar Land, Texas; sons, Stanley (Robin) Downing, Greentown, and Bryan (Sergio Nanez) Downing, Austin, Texas; grandchildren, James (Cathy) Wedemeier, Sugar Land, Texas, Rachel (Ryan) Sims, Sugar Land, Texas, Anthony (Nicole) Downing, Greentown, Michael (Heather) Downing, Peru, Brandt (Sarah) Downing, Kokomo, Bradley (Marsha) Downing, Greentown, and Jason (Pam) Downing, Greentown; 15 great-grandchildren; and sister, Melinda Metz, Ft. Myers, Florida.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and four sisters.

The family would like to express special thanks to Kindred Hospice and Megan Burr for their loving care.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at Hasler-Stout Funeral Home, 112 E. Main St., Greentown, with Pastor Joe Coffin officiating.  Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made in Melbadeen’s memory to CSI Ministries Jamaica.  Messages of condolence may be left online at

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Sagar Mehta
   Posted Sun August 05, 2018
Dear Bryan and family,

I’m so sorry for you had to lose someone so close to your heart.
Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I’ll pray for you and your family.
May her soul Rest In Peace .

"Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever."
She’ll be in your heart and memories forever and ever.

Jerry whybrew
   Posted Sun August 05, 2018
Max and family. Saw this obituary on Facebook; otherwise I wouldn't have known
Good memories of days at Antioch. Such a beautiful picture of Melbadeen. Blessings to all of you as you celebrate a lifle well-lived and her transference to a far better place. Grace and Peace. Jerry Whybrew.

Phyllis Hite Boling
   Posted Mon August 06, 2018
Special place in my heart for all the Foland girls. When my mother died, the Foland girls helped care for us. Went to school with Melinda. Sending strength for all.

Jane Coan Ellefson
   Posted Mon August 06, 2018
Dear Patty,
I was so sad to read of your mother’s passing. Sending my sincere condolences to you and your family. Peace be with you.
Jane Coan Ellefson

Richard & Belinda Metz
   Posted Mon August 06, 2018
We are with you in heart and soul, in this time of remembrance.. The Metz Family

Trinity Raines
   Posted Tue August 07, 2018

DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Mona Rivers, Carole Walker and Trinity Raines.

Bryan and Sergio, With our deepest sympathy. Love, Mona, Carol and Trinity

Susan (Cass) Perry
   Posted Tue August 07, 2018
Patty -So sorry to here of the loss of your Mother. Remembering the times we spent together during high school and the few times I was at your home, your family was so kind. Just wanted to let you know I was thinking of you and your family at this time. Susan (Cass) Perry

Randall B Foland
   Posted Wed August 08, 2018
To Max, Patty, Stan, Brian:
Sorry to hear about your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. The memories will always remain.
Randy (Doreen) Foland

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