Mary Davis

Thursday, April 21, 2005

ORAN, Mo. -- Mary Emley Davis, 89, of Oran died Wednesday, April 20, 2005, at her home.

She was born Jan. 12, 1916, in Hymera, Ind., daughter of LeRoy and Lettie Wilkins Buell. She and Monroe Olice "Dick" Davis were married Feb. 18, 1935.

Mrs. Davis was a member of First Baptist Church in Oran.

Survivors include her husband; three sons, Leon Davis of Monroe, La., Bill Davis of Valrico, Fla., Glenn Davis of Oran; five daughters, Peggy Lape of Chaffee, Mo., Lavern Warren of Greenwood, Mo., Mary Penhale of Grovetown, Ga., Jane Swain of Chaffee, Janice Trankler of Oran; a brother, Joe Buell of Oran; a sister, Lavina Wilkinson of Oran; 32 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jim Davis; a daughter, Sue Hagan; two grandsons; and a brother.

Friends may call at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran after 5 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the chapel, with the Rev. Ed Carter officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Gardens near Morley, Mo.

Pallbearers will be Bill Davis, Rodney Davis, Kenny Stanley, Jeff Eftink, Mike Eftink and Richie Swain. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Stanley and Jim Penhale.