Mattliene Downing

November 26th, 1937 to November 23rd, 2018

Mattliene Downing, 80, of Wales Township, died Friday, November 23, 2018.

She was born November 26, 1937 in Pikeville, Kentucky to the late Lee and Bertha Varney. She married Charles Downing in 1973 in Port Huron.

Mattliene was employed by Lionel Train Company for several years. She loved NASCAR, spending time with her grandchildren, traveling with her sisters in the summer and arguing with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Charles; children, Al (Ginger) Walton, Charles (Mary) Downing and Vickie (Al) Ford; nine grandchildren; many great grandchildren; siblings, Emma (Elzie) Thacker, Bobby Varney, Hairel (Marylou) Varney, Freddy (Linda) Varney, Ronny (Mary Helen) Varney, Joanne Pruitt and Fern (Gordon) Burkett; and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her sister, Irene Griffith.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 pm Tuesday in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, November 28, 2018 in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 10:00 am. The Reverend Donald Doerzbacher will officiate. Burial will be in Christian Memorial Cultural Center, Peck.

Memorials may be made to the Autism Society of Michigan.

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