Letitia Inez Shanks Downs


Obituary Notice

Letitia Inez Shanks Downs, age 80, of Little Rock died February 16, 2004. She was born on March 20th , 1923 to the late John and Mittie Shanks. She was a member of the Pulaski Heights Methodist Church.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Dr. Don Downs, her three children, Donna Nielsen and husband Ray of Conway, Gregory Downs and his wife Patricia of Little Rock, and Jennifer Downs of Maumelle. She is also survived by her three grandchildren, Christopher Nielson of Conway, Lauren Downs of Little Rock, and David Downs of Little Rock. One brother, John Shanks of Hot Springs also survives her.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 19 evening at Ruebel Funeral Home with Funeral Services following on Friday at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Ruebel Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.

Register Book

  • Our deepest sympathy to Dr. Don Downs, and his family.
    Jim & Polly Hagler
    Long Time Friend
    Quitman, Arkansas
    Email: jphagler@earthlink.net