Jimmie Lee Downing of Quapaw died Thursday, Feb. 12 at his home after an illness. He was 76.

Mr. Downing was born Feb. 14, 1932 in Stillwell to Henry and Mary Lee (Duncan) Downing. He had lived in Quapaw for 12 years moving from Wichita, Kansas for over 40 years. He served in the U.S. Navy and he was a diesel mechanic for Continental Trailways Buses.

He was preceded in death by his parents. He married Luella Allen on May 18, 1952 in Columbus, Kansas and she survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons; Aaron S Downing of Quapaw and John L Downing of Wichita, Kansas. One daughter; Mary J Evans of Wichita, Kansas. Two brothers; Thomas Downing of Welch, Richard Downing of Tulsa; One sister; Georgianna Hudson of Olathe, Kansas; three grandchildren; Elizabeth McCormick of Wichita, Kansas, Cassie Martin of Wichita, Kansas, and Matthew Downing of Hutchinson, Kansas.

Graveside services will be Monday, Feb. 16 at 2:00 p.m. at old Mission Cemetery in Wichita, Kansas. Rev. William Weber will officiate. Military rites will be conducted. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15 at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami.