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Armella Lee (Cupp) Downey

February 7, 1937 ~ October 30, 2019 (age 82)

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Armella Lee Downey, 82, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at her home in Michigan City, IN.

Services will be held at a later date. The Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St. Michigan City, IN  is handling arrangements.    

She was born February 7, 1937 in McKeesport, PA to the late Paul and Ella Mae(Boyd) Cupp. On December 16, 1953 in Pennsylvania she married William Downey who preceded her and on October 29, 1979 in Michigan City, Indiana she married Norman Klaus Reuber who also preceded her. 

Surviving are three sons, Bill Downey of Michigan City, IN, Gary (Cyndy) Downey of Michigan City, IN, Ed (Kim) Downey of Lineville, IA; two daughters, Armella Lee Downey of Michigan City, IN, Tara (Mark) Konya of New Carlisle, IN; three sisters, Shirley Barclay of Michigan City, IN, Barb Willard of PA, Judy Yuhas of PA; brother, Carl (Carol) Cupp of PA; sixteen grandchildren, Josh (Bridgett), Jarid, Chris, Melissa (Ryan), Ryan (Alison), Kevin (Emily), Jackie (Eric), Alik (Amy), Leshia, Devin, Jordan, Shay (Ashley), Bree, Gabe, Leo, Broly and twenty-six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by father, Paul Cupp; mother, Ella Mae Cupp; two husbands, William Downey, Norman Klaus Reuber, and two grandchildren, Zachary Johnson, Nathan Johnson.   

Armella enjoyed crafting, quilting, gardening, and tending to her koi pond. She loved animals and also spent time volunteering at the Michiana Humane Society. Armella loved spending time with her grandchildren and was known as "Grandma Do Good" because she was always there to listen and help others. 

Contributions may be made to Michiana Humane Society 722 Indiana Highway 212 Michigan City, IN 46360, Michiana Humane Society 722 Indiana Highway 212 Michigan City, IN 46360. 

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Services are to be announced

Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel
418 Washington St.
Michigan City, Indiana 46360

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