Sylvia Downey

Funeral services for Kaye Downey, 66, Frankfort, will be held 11:30 a.m. Monday at LeCompte Johnson Taylor Funeral Home. David Rayburn will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Sunday 3-6 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Kaye passed away Friday at UK Chandler Medical Center, Lexington, after a short illness. A Shelbyville native, she spent her career as a draftsman for HMB Professional Engineers, Inc. and was a member of St. Johns Baptist church. Kaye was a blessing to all that knew her. She loved making crafts and her biggest joy in life was her grandchildren. She and her husband, Ronnie would have celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. 

Survivors in addition to her husband, Ronnie Downey, include daughter, Theresa Downey Willoughby, son Chad (Tammy) Downey, all of Frankfort. Her grandchildren (who will serve as honorary pallbearers) are Johnathan Ballard, Justin Downey, Kailyn Willoughby and great grandson, Lukas Ballard; and a special friend Sandra Perry of Graefenburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents William Houton and Sylvia Lucille Waits Conquest and two brothers, Donnie and Roger Conquest.

Pallbearers will be Dale and Troy Conquest, Ricky Power, Tommy Conquest, Jay Downey and Roger Bivens. 

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, 2050 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY. 40504. Guestbook online @

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