Johnnie Mae Downey, of Chesterton, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2007 at
Porter Valparaiso Hospital Campus, Valparaiso. She was 63.
She was born May 26, 1944 in Pitkin, La., the daughter of Davide and Olive
(Maricle) Thompson, both of whom preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband Mort Downey of Chesterton.
She is also survived by two sons, Dewayne (Dianne) Phegley and Craig (Amy
Wood) Phegley, both of Michigan City; one grandson, Coltin Phegley, of
Michigan City; three stepchildren, Richard (Wendy) Downey, Jr. of Wis., David
(Terri) Downey of Chesterton, Judy David of Valparaiso; nine
step-grandchildren; three brothers, Roy (Susan) Thompson, of La., L.C.
(Doris) Thompson, of Miss., Jackie (Catherine) Thompson, of La.; three
sisters, Lucy Gibson, of LaFayette, Ind., Bernice LaBlonc, of La., Judy
(Glen) Martin, of Ala.
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Elsie Mae Thompson and Joy
Johnnie was a member of the American Legion Post #170 Auxiliary, Chesterton.
She was an avid Bingo and card player, and was a devoted wife, mother and
grandmother, who always put her family first.
Funeral services, Rev. James C. Mills officiating, will be at 8 p.m. Friday,
Aug. 17 at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton. Cremation
The family will receive friends Friday from 5 p.m. until time of service at 8
p.m. at White-Love Funeral Home.
For more information, call 926-1309.