Legion's fearless leader Stephen Downey, age 69, died peacefully on November 15th at his home in Wichita, KS after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Steve was born June 30, 1952 to James and Shirley Downey, attended Wichita North High School, and made a successful career out of his passion for music and entertaining that spanned over 50 years. He was the musical mastermind of Legion.
He was happily married to his wife, Dee, the love of his life and partner for over 30 years, and is survived by: Dee, daughters Kelsi Kay and Jenny Collier, son-in-law Court Collier, son Ben Ragan, grandchildren Hudson, Ella, and Ollie, In-laws Bob and Wilma Cashion, Siblings Pat Addis and Jim Downey, Brothers and sisters in law Mike and Becci Cashion and Jeff and Sheryl Cashion, as well as many nieces and nephews and their families.
Steve was known for his witty personality and sense of humor. He had a joke for absolutely every occasion. He was known for bringing joy to others whether it be through music, jokes, or his generosity. He had a keen sense of knowing when others needed help and never hesitated to go the extra mile.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Shirley Downey, stepchildren Nathan and Nisha Bohannan, sister Kay Outhier, brothers-in-law Alvin Addis, Lou Rumpeltes, George Outhier and Marc Gottschalk, and nephews Mike Rumpeltes and David Addis.
Celebration of life services will be in January 2022. Details pending.
to the official website for
House band at
The Casino Club
Hillside & 31st St. South
1972 thru 1975
Remember? It was 1972 - 1975.
Casino Club, with
playing 5 nights a week.
Owned and operated by
the Graham brothers: Terry & Bud
Bouncer: Ned Hallacy
Pat Kelly, Chris Church, Bryan Hill, Rick Lamb, Steve Downey
C'mon inside; we've assembled quite a collection of old photos and stories from the era. If you were there, these pages are sure to spark some warm memories.
Do you remember Legion? Were you a Casino regular during those days? If so, take a few minutes to browse this site. We all cleaned our attics and posted lots of pictures and text that should bring back some great memories!
Just click on the menu items at the top left and have fun! JOIN the group to be able to participate in the various discussions and chats.
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Note: No musicians were harmed during the creation of this website.