William Clarence “Bill” Downing

 Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 8:23 am

Downing, Wm.

Visitation for William Clarence “Bill” Downing, 82, of Leeton,  will be held Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 at the Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg.

Mr. Downing died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City.

He was born Nov. 1, 1931 in Warrensburg, the son of Elba T. and Anna (Faulkner) Downing.

He graduated from Farmers School near Fayetteville.

He enlisted in the United States Air Force and served during the Korean War.

Bill was united in marriage to Dona Marie Coffman on July 4, 1952 in Warrensburg.

The couple made their home in Denver, CO. for several years prior to moving to Elsberry in 1970.

Mr. Downing was employed with the United States Postal Service for many years, having retired from their main office in St. Louis in 1988.

In 1991, the couple moved to Leeton.

He was a member of the American Legion in Elsberry.

He also enjoyed camping and hunting in years past.

He was also an avid gardener and fisherman.

Survivors include his son: Tracy Downing and wife, Cathy; granddaughter: Teryn Langner and husband, Tyler and great granddaughter: Rebecca Langner, all of Warrensburg.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dona in 1997; brother: Marion Downing and two sisters: Erma Gauchat and Fern Lamb.

Following Cremation, there will be a private interment in Greer Cemetery located southeast of Warrensburg, at a later date.

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