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The Wilmore News , May 17, 1933.

MARY POWELL DOWNING

Mary Powell Downing, daughter of Rev. E. A. and Sarah (Davison) Downing, was born at Mound Ridge, Kansas, March 8, 1893, and passed away at her home in Wilmore, Kansas, May 5, 1933 at six in the morning. Her age was 40 years, 1 month, and 27 days.

She was united in marriage with Marvin Theodore Downing, September 17, 1911, and to them were born seven children.

In evidence of her faith in Jesus and his church, she became a member of the Wilmore Methodist Episcopal Church, May 29, 1928, and was faithful to it until her call came to come and be with God.

Although in ill health for two years and a great sufferer for many months, she testified to her trust in God, and of her readiness to obey his summons to the better world. She has gone to join her father and her two brothers in awaiting the resurrection morning on the hills of God.

Those left behind to miss her sunny smile and kindly word, her mother, her husband, two daughters, Myrtle Pearl and Dorothy Elizabeth; five sons, Edgar William, James Alonzo, Robert Lee, Donald Ned and Orlin Arlo; also three brothers, many relatives and friends who will be lonesome without her presence.

The funeral services were held in the church at Wilmore, May 6, being conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. M. Alexander assisted by Rev. Wood of the Baptist church. A quartet composed of L. E. Baker, A. V. Bigbee, Virgil Alexander and Roderick Bake sang "Abide with Me," "Jesus Savior, Pilot Me," and "It is Well with My Soul."

The body was laid to rest in the Wilmore cemetery.


Burial Information

DOWNING, Erma Eugene: December 27, 1921 - May 28, 1999: Note : Wife of James: Born Erma Keller, Sun City, Kansas
Comanche County History, p. 350
Obituary, The Barber County Index, June 9, 1999.
Lot #247, Powell Township Cemetery, Wilmore, Comanche County, Kansas.

DOWNING, James: June 4, 1915 - April 23, 1995
Note: Wedding bells in the center with the date 'Wed. February 20, 1940'; Then 'Parents of Lois and Jimmie': Note : Husband of Erma Keller : Born James Alonzo to Marvin and Mary (Powell) Downing
Comanche County History, p. 350
Lot #247, Powell Township Cemetery, Wilmore, Comanche County, Kansas.

DOWNING, Donald N.: January 9, 1921 - August 1, 2000 : PFC U.S. ARMY, WORLD WAR II : 'Bronze Star Medal': Note : This is a military stone: Son of Marvin and Mary (Powell) Downing
Obituary: The Albuquerque Journal, 03 Aug 2000.
Comanche County History, p. 351
Lot #247, Powell Township Cemetery, Wilmore, Comanche County, Kansas.

DOWNING, Mary P.: March 8, 1893 - May 5, 1933
Note: Wife of Marvin, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. E.A. Powell. Died of cancer.
Comanche County History, pp. 351, 610
Lot #212, Powell Township Cemetery, Wilmore, Comanche County, Kansas.

DOWNING, Marvin T.: March 25, 1885 - August 13, 1978
Note: Husband of Mary P., son of Susan and William James Downing. The official Wilmore Cemetery Book gives his death date as August 16, 1978.
Comanche County History, p. 351
Lot #212, Powell Township Cemetery, Wilmore, Comanche County, Kansas.

POWELL, Rev. Edgar A. : June 16, 1864 - June 12, 1929
Note: Husband of Elizabeth Davison. Reverend Edgar A. Powell, son of David and Martha Ann Powell, brother of Will Powell, Isaac N. Powell and Lew Powell. Father of William Lee Powell.
Comanche County History, p. 610
Lot #212, Powell Township Cemetery, Wilmore, Comanche County, Kansas.

POWELL, Elizabeth: December 31, 1868 - January 17, 1950
Note: Wife of Rev. Edgar Powell. Born to Aaron and Susan Davison.
Comanche County History, p. 610
Lot #212, Powell Township Cemetery, Wilmore, Comanche County, Kansas.


Also see:

Rev. Edgar A. Powell, father of Mary (Powell) Downing.

Jimmie, Chester & Harold Purkey.
"A Strange Coincidence in the Purkey Family", The Wilmore News, 27 June 1947.
Surnames:Downing, Nickelson & Purkey.


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