Ethel Beatrice "Bea" Downing, 64, of Marshall, died Friday, July 31, 2009, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at First Presbyterian Church in Marshall, with Rev. Pam Sebastian officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Memorials may be made to family choice. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born July 29, 1945, in Kansas City, she was the daughter of the late Walter Wayne Seavy and Hazel Elizabeth Buck Seavy. On June 23, 1964, she married Richard A. "Dick" Downing, who survives of the home. She had lived in Marshall since 2004, moving from Slater, and was a member of First Presbyterian Church where she was active in various groups within the church. She was also a member of East Gate Chapter 367 Order of the Eastern Star and was involved in Girl Scouts for 35 years.
Additional survivors include one daughter, Tammy Steiger of Canton, Mich.; one son, Richard Downing of Liberty; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.