Betty J. Downing

May 12, 2011

in Obituaries

Betty June (Erickson)Downing, 81, formerly of Sedalia, died on May 9, 2011 at St. Mary’s Manor in Blue Springs.

She was born on June 3, 1929 in Sedalia daughter of Paul and Sara Rymer Erickson. She was married on March 12, 1978 in Sedalia to Bobby Eugene Downing and he preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 2005. She graduated from Central High School. She was a single mother raising both of her sons by herself. She was a loan officer for Plaza Savings and Loan in Kansas City. She loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by two sons; Vincent Abell and his wife Shelia of Blue Springs, Missouri Don Abell of Independence, Missouri, one sister; Mary Ruth Motsinger and her husband Jay of Arkansas, one brother Carl Erickson and his wife Karen of Clinton, Missouri, seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She was preceded by her husband and one brother; Paul Erickson.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday May 13, 2011 at Ewing-Schutte-Semler Funeral Home with Rev. Kenneth Tatkenhorst officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until service time on Friday. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

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