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Phyllis J. Davidson

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.

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