Edmond “Bub” Downey 72, of Independence, MO passed on to his Heavenly home Thursday, March 26, 2009.

Ed was born May 5, 1936 in Enid, OK. He was the first graduate of Evangel College (1959).

He is survived by his wife of 49 years Donna (Miller)Downey; two daughters, Marla (Michael) Hough, Bronson, KS and Michele (Jeffrey) Kuddes, Austin, MN; two sisters, Arena Hay, Nixa, MO and Judy (Richard) Parkhurst, Sedalia, MO; one sister-in-law, Judy Downey, Washington, MO; five grandchildren, Ashley and Amy Hough, Caleb, Jacob and Naomi Kuddes; one niece and six nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edmond and Hester (Houston) Downey, and brother Joseph O. Downey.

Memorial Services will be held Monday, March 30th 11:00 a.m. at Mount Washington Chapel, 614 S. Brookside Ave., Indep., MO. Family visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Evangel University, 1111 N. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, MO 65802 or State Fair Community College Scholarship Fund, 3900 West 16th, Sedalia, MO 65301.