Barbara Downs, age 78 of Benwood, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2020 at home, with her family by her loving side.

She was born May 29, 1941 in Deep Valley, PA daughter of the late Eugene and Willa McCardle Brown.

Barbara was a former RN at OVMC and a school nurse for Marshall County Schools, for 38 years. She was an OVMC Alumni, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #18, and the MCR Employees.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and going to Florida in the winters with her husband, James.

She was preceded in death by her loving devoted dog, Mandy.

Survivors include her husband, of 56 years, James Downs; one daughter: Dana (Alva) Shrontz of Lansing, OH; two sons: James (Theresa) Downs of Mozart and Eric Downs of Benwood; one sister: Renee (Dennis) Coe of Cameron; six grandchildren: Kial (Jessica) Downs, Nichole (Scott) Surface, Cameron (Andrew) Brown, Courtney Downs, Brianna Downs, and Alysa Crook and her fianc’ Chris Lake; three great-grandchildren: S.J. and Luke Surface and Paxton Brown and two nephews: Matthew (Juli) Coe and Christian Coe.

At Barbara’s request, a private family graveside service and interment will be held at the convenience of the family, at Halcyon Hills Memorial Park, Sherrard, WV.

Arrangements entrusted to the Grisell Funeral Home & Crematory, 1 Ridgecrest Road, Bethlehem / Wheeling.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Marshall County Animal Shelter, 37 Animal Shelter Drive, Moundsville, WV 26041 or a charity of donor’s choice.

Sympathy expressions at grisellfuneralhomes.com.