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Geneva Dean Downs

August 16, 1929 ~ May 9, 2022 (age 92)


Geneva (Kruger) Downs was born to August and Mamie (Lilley) Kruger on August 16, 1929. Geneva entered her eternal home on May 9, 2022, at the age of 92. Geneva was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great grandmother. On June 20, 1947, Geneva married J.D. Downs in Durant, OK. The pair had two boys, Jerry and Randy, and moved around a bit before settling in Durant to make their home. Geneva was a devout Christian and strong in her faith. She was a founding member of Westside Baptist Church and later a member of First Baptist Church in Durant. Geneva loved keeping her grandchildren and even great grandchildren, and preparing large meals for her family, with her chicken and dumplings being the crowd favorite.

Geneva was proceeded in death by her parents, August and Mamie, husband, J.D. Downs, sisters Wilma Murphree, Louise Morton, and Lawana Floyd, and infant siblings Helen Kruger and J.L. Kruger. She is survived by her sons, Jerry Downs and wife Marilynn of Durant, Randy Downs and wife Melody of Durant, grandchildren Jason Downs and wife Angelika, Bryan Downs and wife Ashley, Heather Marcum and husband Taylor, Taylor Downs, Deanne Phillips and husband Matt, all of Durant and Nathan Haley, and wife Elizabeth of Arkansas, brother Don Kruger of Durant, Oklahoma as well as a host of great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

A funeral in her honor will be held at 10:30 AM Friday May 13th at the Holmes~Coffey~Murray Chapel, 121 North 5th Street, Durant, Oklahoma 74701 with Rev. Gary McNeill and Taylor Downs officiating. She will be laid to rest at the Highland Cemetery in Durant with her nephews being her pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.

Services are under the direction of Holmes~Coffey~Murray Funeral Home, 121 North 5th Street, Durant, Oklahoma 74701.    

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May 13, 2022

10:30 AM
Holmes~Coffey~Murray Chapel
121 N 5th Street
Durant, OK 74701

May 13, 2022

11:30 AM
Highland Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Durant, OK 74701

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