Betty June (Erickson) Downing(1929-2011)

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

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 November 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 and 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 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 13, 2011 at Ewing-Schutte-Semler Funeral Home with Rev. Ken Tatkenhorst officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. until service time on Friday. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

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Ewing-Schutte-Semler Funeral Home - Sedalia, MO
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