Ida Belle Downs Painter
Ida Belle Downs-Painter, age 78, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away at 4:45 p.m. on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at her daughters home. She was born June 6, 1938, in Chesapeake, Missouri, the daughter of the late Giles and Thala (Johnson) Parks.
Ida was a restaurant owner and a cook for the Missouri Rehabilitation Center in Mt. Vernon. She was a member of the Reavisville Baptist Church and attended New Hope Baptist Church. Ida enjoyed playing bingo and cooking for her children and family.
On February 19, 1959, she married Scottie Lee Downs in Springfield, Missouri and he preceded her in death on April 29, 1988. On March 30, 1991, she married Landon Painter at the New Hope Baptist Church in Ash Grove, Missouri and he preceded her in death on December 19, 2013.
She is survived by her children, Scottie D. Downs of Mt. Vernon, Ron Downs and Patty Lang of Quantico, Virginia, Debra Kennedy and her husband, Rex, of Mt. Dora, Florida, Jeff Downs of McAllister, Oklahoma, Mary Loftis and her husband, Rex, of Mt. Vernon and Rick Painter and his wife, Lynda, of Aurora, Missouri; two sisters, Betty Lookingbill and her husband, Bill, and Helen Waldron and her husband, Larry, all of Fairland, Oklahoma; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephew.
Her parents, Giles and Thala; her husbands, Scottie and Landon; son, John Parks; brother, Bobbie Parks; two sisters, Jean Hutton and Dene Eley and three brother-in-law’s, preceded her in death.
A funeral service under the direction of the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at the First Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon. Burial will follow at the McNeill Cemetery northwest of Marionville, Missouri. Visitation will be held from 6:00–8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in the funeral home chapel.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be shared at this website.
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017
2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2017
Following funeral service on Thursday, March 23, 2017