Edna Marie Downes


    Edna Marie (nee Brand) Downes of Leasburg, Missouri was born on November 24, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri to John and Josephine (Todd) Brand and passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at the age of 95 years.


    She grew up and attended school in the St. Louis, Missouri area and graduated in 1944.
    Edna married Harry Downes, in 1952.
    They would often spend their weekends at their vacation home in Leasburg, Missouri. Edna made her career in the banking industry as the Vice President of several different banks collectively for 30+ years. She devoted the last 20 years of her career to the Mark Twain Bank.
    After officially retiring in 1987, Edna and Harry made their final home in Leasburg, Missouri. Through the years, they enjoyed hosting many events at their home. They loved traveling and vacationing together. Alaskan cruises were Edna’s favorite. She also liked to go bowling and to the casinos in Las Vegas.
    Edna was an avid animal lover.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Downes; parents, John and Josephine Brand; two sisters, Bernice and Barbara Wirth; and two infant brothers, John and Tommy Brand.
    She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Taylor and husband Bob of Leasburg, Missouri; grandchildren, Tommy and Tara Taylor of Leasburg, Missouri; great grandchildren, Amanda Braun and husband Darrel and Nick Callahan; great great grandson, Finnley Braun; special grandson, Leroy Callahan and granddaughter, Susan Callahan; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
    Services were held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 22, 2022 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
    Interment followed in the Bourbon Cemetery.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan, Missouri.