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Barbara Ann Robertson Downing

Barbara Ann Robertson Downing, 72, died Monday, August 31, 2020 at Baptist Health, Lexington, KY.

A native of LaGrange, KY, she was the daughter of the late Caldwell Robertson and Ella Richardson Lewis. She was a retired banker having worked for 45 years at Central Bank, 5/3 Bank and Farmers National Bank.  She also worked at American Mutual Insurance Company and Ken’s New Market.  She was named a Kentucky Colonel by Gov. Paul Patton.

She is survived by her long time boyfriend, Donald Purcell; one daughter, Melissa C. (John) Turner; one grandson, Royce Turner; two stepdaughters, Becky Purcell and Donna Sue Furr; three step grandchildren; one half sister, Maggie Jordan; one sister, Joan Naylor; two half brothers, Jody Robertson and Mark Robertson and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Marshall; stepfather, Lloyd Lewis and stepson, Jimmy Wayne Purcell.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Friday, September 4, 2020 at Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY by Bishop Steve Pearce.  Burial will be in the Paris Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5-8 PM Thursday, September 3, 2020 at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be John David Marshall, Duane Marshall, J.C. Marshall, T.J. Mitchell, Brad Gentry, Royce Turner, Chelsea Mitchell and Zack Huckleberry.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Turner, Stacey Buntin, Michelle McIntyre, Mark and Jody Robertson and Maggie Jordan.

The funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY 40361.

The online guestbook is at and a 24 hour funeral information line can be reached by calling 859-987-4387.

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