L. Claire Downs, 90, of Drumore, formerly of Pequea went home to be with her Lord at her home on May 6, 2019.
Born in Baltimore on January 1, 1929 she was the daughter of the late William H. and Lucy Ayres Bosley.
Claire was the wife of Thomas S. Downs who preceded her in death on February 22, 1994.
She graduated from Penn Manor High School. Claire had worked most recently for the Bakery at the Bird-In-Hand Farmers Market, along with the former Anchor Christian Bookstore at Willow Valley and the Willow Valley Gift Shops. Claire had a green thumb and enjoyed her plants, cooking and her purebread German Shepherds.
Her Christian Faith was the most important part of Claire's life. She attended Calvary Chapel in Delta. She loved teaching children's classes and doing women's Bible Studies, which she did for many years. She was a faithful supporter of many Christian ministries. She enjoyed reading and studying the Bible.
Claire is survived by her daughters, Marilyn L., wife of Beach Eggers of Ivanhoe, VA and Nancy E., wife of David Leed of Drumore; sons, Larry J., husband of Angel Downs of Akron and Thomas S. Downs of Thonotosassa, FL; 8 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Carolyn Reynolds and her brother, William Bosley.
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Claire's services on Saturday, May 18 at 11AM from the Melanie B. Scheid Funeral Directors & Cremation Services, 3225 Main Street, Conestoga, PA with Pastor Doug McClean officiating.
Friends will be received at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 to 11AM.
Interment will be held at a later date in the Byerland Church Cemetery.
Please omit flowers, memorial remembrances may be made in Claire's memory to Trans World Radio at www.twr.org.
For further information please call 717-872-1779 or to submit an online condolence visit www.melaniebscheidfh.com.