Helen ”Aunt Honey” B. Downing

December 31, 1923 - September 14, 2022 Kennett Square, PA | Age 98 Loving Aunt, Great Aunt and Friend

Helen ”Aunt Honey” B. Downing, age 98, of Kennett Square, PA, formerly of New London, PA, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at Linden Hall, Kennett Square, PA. She was the wife of James Downing who passed away in 2003, and with whom she share 62 years of marriage.

Born in New London, PA, she was the daughter of the late James P. Bush and the late Reba Buckalew Bush.

She was a seamstress and worked at the West Grove Knitting Mills in West Grove, PA for 20 years. She also owned and operated for over 30 years, Picture Pump Antiques in New London, PA.

Helen was a member of the New London Presbyterian Church and the West Grove Senior Center.

She enjoyed watching the Phillies on TV, going shopping, and being with her family and friends.

Her family would like to thank the staff at Linden Hall for the excellent care given to her while she was there.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

Helen was predeceased by two sisters, Marge Johnson and Betty Ann Bush and four brothers, Paul Bush, John Bush, Frank Bush, Sr. and Charles “Chattie” Bush.

You are invited to visit with Helen’s family and friends from 10:00 to 11:00 on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at the New London Presbyterian Church, 1986 Newark Road (Route 896), New London, PA. Her Funeral service will follow at 11:00. Burial will be in the adjoining Church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com

Arrangements by the Foulk Funereal Home of West Grove, West Grove, PA.

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September 24, 2022 10:00-11:00 New London Presbyterian Church
1986 Newark Road (Route 896)
New London, PA

Funeral Service

September 24, 2022 11:00 New London Presbyterian Church
1986 Newark Road (Route 896)
New London, PA


September 24, 2022 Adjoining Church cemetery.


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