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Shirley Ann Downing

VisitationTuesday, February 21, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Pathway Memorial Funeral Home

ServiceTuesday, February 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Pathway Memorial Funeral Home


Shirley Ann Downing, 81, of Moberly, passed away Friday, February 17, 2017 at Moberly Nursing and Rehabilitation.  She was born in Moberly on December 15, 1935 to Marvin Martin and Viola Utterback Martin.

Shirley was a lifelong resident of Randolph County.  On April 2,1955, she married Adrain Downing at the First Assembly of God Church.  She enjoyed cooking, especially for her grandchildren; all of whom she took care of from the time they were babies until they started school.  She loved her family and they will miss her greatly.

Shirley is preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Martha Bird and Jean Orton; and an infant brother, Stephen Martin.

Survivors include her husband; her children, Linden (Sharon) Downing of Columbia, Donnie (Carol) Downing and Jeffrey (Barbara) Downing all of Moberly; grandchildren, Clark (Tiffany Saine) Downing of Moberly, Vance (Liz Criswell) Downing of Columbia and Katy (Lance) Martel of Moberly; siblings, Charlie (Lorna) Martin, Betty Martin and George (Judy) Martin all of Moberly, extended family and friends.

Services celebrating Shirley’s life will be held Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Pathway Memorial Funeral Home with interment to follow at Oakland Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Memorial contributions in Shirley’s honor may be made to the First Assembly of God Church Youth Group, 120 W Outer Road, Moberly, MO 65270.

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  • I am so very sorry of your loss, Adrian. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May Shirley rest in peace. Wanda HunkerFebruary 22, 2017, 7:46 a.m.
  • Condolences from the Pierro family. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers!February 21, 2017, 4:13 a.m.
  • Sorry to hear of your loss Adrian. My prayers are with you. You have to feel that now she is at peace. Sincerely, Donna and Richard GlynnFebruary 21, 2017, 3:59 a.m.
  • God Bless all of Shirley's family,especially her hFebruary 20, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
  • Sending you condolences at this difficult time! May she rest in peace!February 20, 2017, 5:31 a.m.

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