Rash's Surname Index

Notes for Isabel DOWNING

Isabel "Izzy" D. Barnard passed away on Sunday, November 22, 2015. She was 94 years old.

Born in Berwyn, Pennsylvania she was the only child of the late Edgar Downing and the late Esther Leslie Downing.

Izzy was raised and educated in Devon, graduating from Tredyffin-Easttown High School. A 1942 honors graduate of Ursinus College, Izzy was a member of the tennis team and involved in many art and entertaiment productions while pursuing her studies. After the war, she worked for Central Penn Trust Company in their trust department. She retired after 30 years of service to the company. She was an avid collector of books, art and family heirlooms. Izzy was an accomplished knitter. She would design most all of her patterns and would be sought out by area boutiques for her styles, for which many were passed on to clothing designers. Izzy had a passion for animals. She and Charles would take in and care for many strays and gave voice to their care. In their home, Charles would say, "there's always be room for another one". Izzy looked forward to and enjoyed watching the tennis Grand Slams on the television.

She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Barnard in 2005.

A graveside burial will be at 1:00PM on Monday, November 30, 2015 in Unionville Cemetery.

A memorial meeting will be at 1:30PM on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at Marlborough Meeting House, 361 Marlboro Road, Kennett Square.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations would be appreciated to Marlborough Meeting, c/o Deborah Stamm, Treasurer, 4 Owenwood Drive, Lincoln University, PA 19352.

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