Lynda Downing

August 12, 1945 ~ May 8, 2023

Lynda Arline Downing, age 77, formerly of Allendale, is now fully embraced once and for all in the arms of her Lord and Savior. Lynda was born in New York to parents Howard and Mary Myers and grew up in various areas of Ohio and northern Indiana. She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Indiana University, and attended Earlam Bible College in Richmond, IN - training on which she depended for three years spent as a missionary nurse in Haiti. Upon returning home, she embarked on her career in nursing across various specialties, before spending the final 20 years of her career doing medical case management for a few different insurance companies. In addition to nursing, she kept herself busy as a pastor’s wife at churches across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Michigan. Lynda regularly played the piano and organ for worship services and placed a high priority on developing the children’s ministries at these churches - often starting completely from scratch - among too many other tasks to list. She genuinely viewed the ministry as a calling God had placed on her own life, and not just that of her husband at the time. Lynda will be lovingly remembered by her children, Daniel and Tonya Downing, James and Susan Downing, Stephanie and Anthony Haney, Joseph and Amy Downing; grandchildren, Aiden, Zachary, Zoey, Sam, Owen, Hannah, Charlotte, Finn, Tate, and Clara; sister, Deborah and Robert Reusser; several loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at 1 pm at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf, 6651 Scott St., Allendale with Rev. Brady Mulder officiating. The burial will be held at Allendale Township Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Tuesday, May 16, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Hospice of Holland.

Tuesday, May 16
6:00pm - 8:00pm

MKD - Allendale
6651 Scott St.
Allendale, MI 49401

Phone: (616) 895-4400

Funeral Service
Wednesday, May 17

MKD - Allendale
6651 Scott St.
Allendale, MI 49401

Phone: (616) 895-4400

Leave Your Tribute Message

May 16, 2023 9:44pm
Dan, Jamie, Stephanie, and Joey, It is our hope that your memories of happy times with your mother will help to uplift you in your time of mourning. John & Lauren Cook

- John & Lauren Cook

May 15, 2023 9:51am
You keep track of all my sorrows, You have collected all my tears in Your bottle. You have recorded each one in Your book. Psalm 56:8 May the peace of God be with you through this time of sorrow knowing He is surrounding you in His love.

- Noordeloos Prayer Team

May 10, 2023 10:56am
Our sympathy goes out to your family at this time of loss of your mom. I always enjoyed talking to her. I remember when she did children’s praise team at church and introduced the kids to new songs besides the old traditional ones. She worked well with the children. Hugs and prayers to all.

- Bev Powell

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