Sharon K. Downing, 66, Pacific, passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, in St. Louis.

Mrs. Downing, the daughter of the late Sherman Collins and wife Ola, nee Croney, was born Sept. 8, 1945, in St. Louis County.

She received her education from Eureka High School. She was married to Jerry Downing for 48 years.

Mrs. Downing spent her working career in the title business and served on the board of the Real Estate League of Greater St. Louis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Luther and Charlie Collins; and one sister, Ina Schloesser.

Mrs. Downing is survived by her husband, Jerry Downing, Pacific; one daughter, Angela Feller and husband Kevin, Pacific; one brother, Gary Collins, Villa Ridge; three sisters, Betty Atherton Pavlakis and husband Konstantine, Affton, Gloria Schmitz and husband Dan, Orlando, Fla., and Peggy Douglas and husband Dave, Florida state; two grandchildren, Cassie and Scott Pope; one brother-in-law, Ken Schloesser, Ballwin; one sister-in-law, Doris Collins, Knob Noster; nieces; nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 22, at Nieburg-Vitt, Thiebes Funeral Home, Pacific, with the Rev. Michael Reiner officiating.

Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Kirkwood.

Memorials to the American Lung Association are preferred.

The family was served by Nieburg-Vitt, Thiebes Funeral Home, Pacific.