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A 100th birthday


by: GARY ALLEN - Mildred 'Micky' Downey poses for a photo with her granddaughter Anne Marie during a celebration of her 100th birthday May 22 at Willow Place Assisted Living.On May 22, Mildred ‘Micky’ Downey celebrated her 100th birthday among family and friends at Willow Place Assisted Living. One of six children, she was born in 1914 in Mixahala, Ohio, to farmers William and Goldie Wiggins. While in high school she played basketball before leaving the farm at 19 and meeting her husband of 60 years Buddy Delos in Columbus, Ohio. They had one child, Shari, and ran an in-home daycare for 27 years. She has one grandchild, Anne Marie and two great-grandchildren, Gino and Luna. When asked what has changed most the past 100 years, she answered simply, ‘Churches,’ stating there are more of them and more people attend than ever before.