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

Wichita, Kansas

1972 thru 1975

Remember? It was 1972 - 1975.

Casino Club, with


playing 5 nights a week.

Owned and operated by

Sherlyn, and

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.

Bryan Hill, Pat Kelly, Robin Church, Steve Downey, Rick Lamb

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.

We would love to hear from you. Please sign our guestbook and let us know what you're up to these days.

Chris, "Wild Thane," Bryan, Steve, and Rick
The Bishops in 2019
The Bishops (almost) October, 2019: George Naylor, Steve House, Rick Lamb, Brad Barrett, Jim Rogers
Jim Miller, Thane Rogers, Pat Kelly, Terry Hacker, Steve Downey, Rick Lamb
Jim Rogers, "Wild Thane" Rogers, Patrick Kelly, Terry Hacker, Steve Downey, Rick LambJanuary, 2019

Note: No musicians were harmed during the creation of this website.