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Shelley D. Downton

August 15, 1969 ~ April 6, 2020 (age 50)

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     Shelley D.   Downton

50, died at 7:35 AM on Monday, April 6, 2020, at St. Rita's Medical Center  in Lima, Ohio.

     Shelley was born on August 15, 1969, in Lima, Ohio, to the late James D.  Downton and Yvonne [Stubblefield] Downton.  On August 15, 1992, she married Earl Strong, he survives in Lima.

     She was a member of the Providence Missionary Baptist Church, and the American Legion Post #96. She enjoyed being around her family and her granddaughter.

     She is also survived by her two daughters, Brandi Strong, and Alexis Strong, both of Lima, OH; granddaughter, Alyria Scott; three brothers, Julius Kirkman Sr., Dwayne Kirkman, and Roland Keys, all of Lima, OH; three sisters, Stephanie Downton Gerton (Robert), of Syracuse , NY, Marcella (Lindsey) Liles, of Lima, OH, and Renee Kirkman Bagley, of Lima, OH; several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Lisa Strong, Junior Strong,  Patricia Strong, Jackie Strong, all of Lima and several in Toledo.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, William B. Downton, Mark Downton, and a sisters, Diane Strong, and Loraine Strong.

     A Celebration of life will be at a later date.

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