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Gilbert Dowding


1945 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Gilbert Dowding Obituary
Gilbert Dowding, 68, of Lee's Summit, Mo., passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014.

Services were Monday, May 12, at the Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence, 816-373-3600. Burial was at Floral Hills East, Lee's Summit.

Gilbert was born July 17, 1945, in Trenton, Mo., as the only child of Russell and Chlodine (Ray) Dowding. He was raised on a farm in Gilman City, Mo., and graduated high school there. On December 31, 1964 he married his love, Jane (Terhune) and together they raised two girls. Gilbert worked for the Ford Motor Co. at their assembly plant for 33 years before retiring. He enjoyed being a member of and supporting Boy Scouts as well as Mic-O-Say, dancing with his granddaughter, and above all being with his family. Gilbert is remembered as giving, caring, and supportive. He is loved and will be missed.

Gilbert is survived by wife, Jane, of the home; daughter, Melinda Newberry and husband, Paul, of Independence, Mo.; grandchildren, Austin and Amanda Newberry; son-in-law, Mike McCoy of Archie, Mo.; grandchildren, Missy, Morgan and Jason McCoy, and Brittany Dawn. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Melinda McCoy; and parents-in-law, Howard and Elsie Terhune.

The family encourages contributions to Crossroads Hospice in his memory.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com.
Published in The Examiner from May 10 to May 13, 2014
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