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John Downing II

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

John Downing II
John Andrew Downing II, 62, of Malden, Mo., passed away Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo.

Born May 4, 1949, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., son of the late John Andrew Downing and Marion Eberhard Downing, he was in the National Guard for two years, owner/operator of Downing Farm & Home in Malden, a member of the Malden United Methodist Church, a member of the Malden Arts Council, a member of the Masonic Lodge, a member of the Malden Country Club since the age of 18 and a board member. He was an avid golfer, and a graduate of Malden High School.

On March 27, 2004, in Malden, he married Carol Hatley.

Survivors include his wife, Carol Downing, of Malden; daughters, Meredith Garris and husband, Tim, of Malden, and Susan McCormick and husband, Frank, of Cleveland, Tenn.; grandchildren, Ashley and Lexi Lambott, both of Cleveland, Parker and Case McCormick, both of Malden, and Kailee Garris, of Malden; one sister, Martha Twist and husband, Rick, of Rogers, Ark.; one niece, Molly Schulte and husband, David, of Dallas, Texas; one great-niece, McLain Schulte, of Dallas, and one nephew, Andrew Twist and wife, Jennie, of Bentonville, Ark.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Anne Downing.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., today, Tuesday, May 17, at Landess Funeral Home in Malden.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 18, at Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Malden with Rev. Susan Marner-Sides officiating.

Burial will follow in the Park Cemetery at Malden.