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Official Obituary of

Marjorie K (Kroutil) Downing

April 23, 1929 ~ February 16, 2024 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Marjorie Downing Obituary

Marjorie Kroutil Downing was born April 23, 1929 in Yukon, Oklahoma and she passed away on February 16, 2024 at the age of 94 in Edmond, Oklahoma. We believe this date is significant since her husband and soulmate, Jim Downing, also passed away exactly 10 years ago on February 16th.

Marjorie was blessed with a loving large and extended family and is survived by her children: Karla Ratchford (Jim) of Oklahoma City, Brett Wallace of Edmond, Marca Floyd (Bob) of Oklahoma City, Deborah Goodman (Jimmy) of Oklahoma City and Jim Downing (Joanna) of Hedgesville, WV. She also is survived by grandchildren: Jason Ratchford (Cassie), Kimberly Berger (Kelly), Kira Wallace, Heather Hermes (Brad), Allison Buffalo (Josh), Ryan Floyd (Tausha), Tia Goodman, Todd Goodman, Jeremy Downing, Benjamin Downing, James Downing (Bridgett), and Cory Downing. She is also survived by many wonderful great grandchildren, nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews and other friends and family.

Marjorie is predeceased by her parents, Robert A. and Ethel Kroutil; brother, William R. Kroutil; Spouses, Carl A. Wallace and James F. Downing and grandchild John Downing.

Marjorie was born and raised in Yukon, Oklahoma and spent her youth attending Yukon public schools, graduating from Yukon High School in 1947 as valedictorian. After high school Marjorie attended Monticello Girls School in Illinois before returning home to attend the University of Oklahoma where she earned a sociology degree in 1951. She was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority at OU. She worked at the family's Yukon Mill with her dad and Kroutil family during her school years. She attended Yukon First Christian Church for many years and played the piano. During her marriage to first husband, Carl A. Wallace, she moved to Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and later to New Providence, NJ, fostering a number of children while having her own family and working in social work. In 1971, after her divorce, she returned to Yukon. She then worked at the Yukon National Bank. In 1974, Marjorie married James F. Downing in Yukon and they enjoyed nearly 40 years of marriage. During these years she worked for Oklahoma Department of Human Services while also traveling, attending OU football games, golfing at Falconhead, and enjoying their time together with many friends and family.

Marjorie enjoyed her long-time relationship with her very special friends in The Knitters of Yukon. They not only knitted, but also made a number of girls trips to Colorado as well as many lunches and laughs together for many decades. In various chapters of her life, Marjorie also enjoyed needlepoint, crossword puzzles, home decorating, bridge, Yukon Art League and every opportunity to get dressed up.

Services: A celebration of life lunch will be held at noon on Friday, March 1, 2024 at the Ingram Smith & Turner Funeral home at 201 E. Main St, Yukon, Oklahoma 73099.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her honor to
Parent Promise https://parentpromise.org/
Tomorrows https://www.positivetomorrows.org/
Crisis Nursery https://www.crisisnurseryokc.com/
a charity of your choice.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
March 1, 2024

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Ingram, Smith & Turner Mortuary
201 E Main St
Yukon, OK 73099


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