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Davidson, Phyllis J.

Davidson, Phyllis J.

June 14, 1935 — December 13, 2022

Phyllis June (Downey) Davidson, 87, of Boonville, MO passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2022, surrounded by her family at University of Missouri Hospital, Columbia. A celebration of June’s life will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2022, at 12:00 pm at the First Baptist Church, Boonville, MO. Visitation and Funeral Service for June will be Monday, December 19th, 2022, at Park Lawn Funeral Home, Liberty, MO. Visitation at 12:00 pm and funeral to follow at 1:00 pm. Graveside service to follow.

June was born Phyllis June Downey on June 14, 1935, in Adrian, MO. Daughter of Ralph F. and Opal Wuanita (Kelley) Downey, she graduated from Adrian High School in 1953. After high school she played with a travelling, semi-pro basketball team, The Kansas City Dawns and she loved to go dancing and bowling. She met her husband, Ray Bernell Davidson at Western Electric and they married February 18, 1963. June was very active in her church life both in the Kansas City/Northland area as well as in Boonville. She went on several mission trips and actively worked alongside Ray, a Baptist Deacon, with deacons’ wives’ organizations. She lived out her Christian values every day of her life and was a favorite mom among her kids’ friends. June played piano by ear and loved to play old time country and listen to gospel hymns. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and was always willing to lend a hand in a project because she was no stranger to hard work. Affectionately known as “Aunt Junie” to her nieces and nephews, June held a special place in so many hearts. She will be missed greatly and leaves a beautiful, lasting legacy of memories.

June was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Wuanita Mendoza, her granddaughter, Richelle (Kopszywa) Patrick, all her siblings, and several nieces and nephews. She is survived by her husband, Ray, of Boonville, daughters Shelley (Rick) Kopszywa of Biloxi, MS, Julie Roberts of Boonville, MO, Kelle (Greg) Walters of Wooldridge, MO, and son Shannon (Anita) Davidson, of Jamestown, MO. She leaves behind grandchildren Nathan Kopszywa, Jennifer (Tim) Ilsley, Amber Mendoza, Toni Mendoza, David (Grace) Mendoza, Jamin Davidson, Jordan Davidson, Noah Davidson, Gavin (Morgan) Walters, Sarah (Weston) Porter and Raygan Walters. She leaves behind great grandchildren Avery, Grayson and Harper Patrick, Ty Ilsley, Jordan Jr., Harrison Walters and Faedra Walters.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society in remembrance of Richelle Patrick.

Pallbearers: Gavin Walters, Nathan Kopszywa, David Mendoza, Jamin Davidson, Weston Porter, Kevin Ray

Service Information

A celebration of June’s life will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2022, at 12:00 pm at the First Baptist Church, Boonville, MO. Visitation and Funeral Service for June will be Monday, December 19th, 2022, at Park Lawn Funeral Home, Liberty, MO. Visitation at 12:00 pm and funeral to follow at 1:00 pm. Graveside service to follow.

Davidson, Phyllis J.'s Guestbook

June and I met many, many years ago thru a one number misdial as she was trying to call her daughter. Through countless phones conversations there after I learned about her kids, her grandkids, and grandbabies. I could hear the beam in her voice as she recounted all the happy times she shared with them. The love she had for her husband and her family was so touching, it felt like a giant hug every time we spoke. I will truly miss our long distance friendship and conversations. She was a special woman.

Julie

I was so sorry to hear of June's passing. What a wonderful lady and friend. June has left Anita and I such pleasant memories. God bless all of your family and Ray you are especially in our prayers.

Harold Dinsmore

My sincere condolences to her family.

Sherri Lurten Kempf

Auntie Juney will be greatly missed. She was an amazing amazing woman. I will never forget her and uncle Ray bringing great grandma Leta up to Minnesota every summer tell about 1997. They attended my wedding and at my wedding she gave me something no one else could ever give me. Great grandmas pearls to ware on my special day. I was so thankful for that and it meant the world to me. Aunt Juney at the end of that day gave me the biggest hug and told me to keep the pearls. Something I can pass on to my girls on there special day. Thank you aunt Juney. Love you and miss you always

Angie Downey Birosh

She was one of the kindest, careing, giving, loving ladies, I referred to this precious lady as my second mother and an Angel.. God bless you all.

Renee Downey

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