Betty Davis

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Betty Lou Davis, 87, formerly of Jackson, died Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau, where she was a patient five weeks.

She was born June 4, 1920, in Nokomis, Ill., daughter of William L. and Bernetta Davis Windsor. She and Richard G. Davis, a longtime Jackson banker, were married Aug. 4, 1945. He died Feb. 26, 1988.

Davis grew up in Granite City, Ill., and graduated from Granite City High School. The family moved to Jackson in 1943, where Mr. Windsor became manager of Jackson Lumber Yard.

She moved to Saxony Village in 1999. She was a member of New McKendree United Methodist Church, served as president of the Women's Society and chaired many of the circles. She was a member of Altenthal-Joerns Post 158 American Legion Auxiliary, and had been a volunteer at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She and her husband were involved with the establishment of the Oliver House Museum in Jackson.

Survivors include a son, William "Bill" (Julia) Davis of Jackson; a daughter, Mary (Gerald) Linnenbringer of St. Albans, Mo.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Windsor, and a grandson, Charles Linnenbringer.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home, and 9 a.m. to service time Saturday at New McKendree United Methodist Church.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. John Rice officiating. Burial will be in Cape County Memorial Park.

Memorials may be made to New McKendree United Methodist Church or Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.