Norman E. Downing, 73

Norman E. Downing, 73, of Cortland, Ohio, formerly of Columbia City, died Aug. 18, 2010. He was a son of the late Floyd and Thelma Downing. He married Rachel Cox.Survivors include his wife, Rachel; children, Adam Downing and Blaine Downing; and a sister, Donna Rafferty. A memorial service was held at the Braceville Christian Church at 10:30 a.m. today.The family requests that instead of flowers, memorial gifts be made to Mid-India Christian Mission, Ghana Christian College or Pioneer Bible Translators, Jeff and Laura Wilhoit. Checks should be made out to Braceville Christian Church, Memo: Norm Downing, and sent to: 4387 Church St. SW; Newton Falls, OH, 44444.James Funeral Home, 8 E Broad Street in Newton, Ohio assisted the family with arrangements.