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Jane Downing

April 29, 1947 — January 1, 2019

Jane Elizabeth Downing of Linn Valley, Kansas passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at her home surrounded by love, at the age of 71. A loving mother and grandmother, she was born on April 29, 1947 at Titusville, Pennsylvania the daughter of Clarence Merle and Dorothy Mae Kerr Dressler, who preceded her in death. Jane will be forever remembered by her sons, Sean (Kathleen) O'Neill and Aaron (Julie) O'Neill, her step children, Jeannette (John) Swartz, Veronica (Joe) Spiecker, and Eddy Downing, Jane's beloved ten grandchildren: Jacob, Brian, Roman, Lily, Amya, Nicholas, Brennon, Kalynn, John Jr., and Chelsea, and her great grandchildren. Jane moved to the Kansas City area in 2000 where she met the love of her life, Cecil Downing. She and Cecil were married on May 12, 2002. He preceded her in death on May 12, 2018. Jane worked for Sprint before retiring in 2012. Jane loved to read, her dogs, and spending time visiting friends while enjoying the view from the porch at her house. Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne, Kansas. A service will be held at the chapel at 4:00 pm following visitation. A private family graveside will be held at a later date. Contributions are suggested to the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 304, La Cygne,, KS 66040. Online condolences can be left at

Visitation Details

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm, Schneider Funeral Homes & Crematory, LaCygne Chapel

Service Information

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 4:00pm, Schneider Funeral Homes & Crematory, LaCygne Chapel

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