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In Memory of

Harold Henry Downing

September 14, 1920 - June 10, 2017

Obituary


Harold Henry Downing, 96, of Wichita, Kansas peacefully departed this world on the evening of June 10, 2017 at the Kansas Masonic Home. Born in Minnesota on September 14, 1920, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Frisbie Downing in 1964; wife, Lorene Wright Downing in 2002; and brother, Dr. Charles F. Downing in 2013. Harold is survived by daughter, Linda Donahoo; sons, Roger (Tammy) and Charles (Polly); along with 5 grandchildren and other extended family. Harold was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during World War II as an airplane...

Harold Henry Downing, 96, of Wichita, Kansas peacefully departed this world on the evening of June 10, 2017 at the Kansas Masonic Home. Born in Minnesota on September 14, 1920, he was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Frisbie Downing in 1964; wife, Lorene Wright Downing in 2002; and brother, Dr. Charles F. Downing in 2013. Harold is survived by daughter, Linda Donahoo; sons, Roger (Tammy) and Charles (Polly); along with 5 grandchildren and other extended family. Harold was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during World War II as an airplane mechanic instructor. He was a career aeronautical engineer with the Boeing Company in Wichita. He was proud of his contributions to the aircraft industry. Harold was also a brother in the Freemasons for over 65 years, involved with Scottish Right where he received his 32nd degree. He was also a member of the Midian chapter of the Shriners for over 50 years. He was a proud member of the Midian Foot Patrol. A man of family, community and faith, Harold and his wife Shirley were charter members of West Heights United Methodist Church in Wichita, founded in 1956. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Resthaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, his family requests memorials may be sent to West Heights United Methodist Church, 745 N Westlink Ave, Wichita, KS 67212 or Serenity Hospice Care, 9415 E. Harry Ste. 306, Wichita, KS. 67207. The family wishes to express their thanks to the staff at the Kansas masonic Home as well as Serenity Hospice Care for their dedicated service and compassion during our father's final years.

"Being persuaded that a just application of the principles, on which the Masonic Fraternity is founded, must be promotive of private virtue and public prosperity, I shall always be happy to advance the interests of the Society, and to be considered by them as a deserving brother." - George Washington