Virginia Elizabeth Downs

February 6, 1920 – December 4, 2009

Virginia Elizabeth Downs, 80 of Richmond, Mo., passed away Friday, December 4, 2009 at her home.

Virginia was born Feb. 6, 1929 in Independence, Mo., to John R. and Mamie (Rich) Stilwell.

She married James Robert (Bob) Downs on Dec. 31, 1946 secretly and on April 18, 1947 officially in Independence, Mo. He preceded her in death on January 26, 1985.

Survivors are her children, James Michael Downs and wife, Kathy, of Cameron, Mo., Deborah Kay and the late Bill Good, of Orrick, Mo., David Wayne Downs of Richmond, Mo., Gary Dean Downs and wife, Linda, of Lexington, Mo., Pamela Ann Misner and husband, Kirk, of Camden, Mo., the late Patricia Lynn Good and husband, Ralph, of Orrick, Mo., William Robert Downs and wife, Kelly, of Richmond, Mo., and Terri Denise Clark and husband, Artie, of Orrick, Mo.; 15 grandchildren, Steven and Autum Good, Nicole Downs, Travis Good, Candace Downs, Peyton Downs, Robert Downs, Joshua Good, Ryan Brooke, Amanda Clark, Cheyenne Clark, Hannah Good, Austin Clark, Jeremy Brooke, Shelby Downs and Aaron Brooke; four great grandchildren, Ivory, Faith, and Heaven Downs and Xander Good.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Jack Stillwell of California, and one daughter, Pat Good of Orrick.

Before her illness, she worked and retired from the Ray County Memorial Hospital in the laundry department.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Richmond, Mo.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, 2009 at the Orrick Baptist Church. Interment will be in South Point Cemetery near Orrick.

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Gowing Funeral Home in Orrick

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society.


I’m so sorry for your loss. If you all need anything let me know. You’ll be in our thoughts and prayers.
Stacy and Kim Kolosick

To the Familey of Virginia Downs, the prayers of our family are with you and yours.
Greg, Allison, Gracie Thompson and Gabe Goode