Ethel Davis

Ethel DavisEthel M. Davis, 91, of Rushville died at 10:25 p.m. Dec. 6, 2017, at Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rushville.

She was born Nov. 15, 1926, in Canton, the daughter of Barney and Lottie Travis Bowman. She married Denzil Davis on Feb. 8, 1946, in Walnut Ridge, Ark. He preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 1991.

She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Alice Marie Davis; three brothers, Robert Findley Bowman, Barney Leroy Bowman and Floyd Adolph Thomas; and two great-grandchildren.

Surviving are one son, Duane (and Sharon) Davis of Frederick; two daughters, Elaine (and Franz) Grimmer of Astoria and Joyce (and Steven) Angel of Rushville; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was a farm wife and caregiver in Rushville for many years.

She was baptized at Browning Church of Christ. She later attended Astoria Church of Christ.

Services were held Monday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with John Ruppel officiating. Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery in Astoria.

Memorials may be made to the Smile Train.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/13/2017


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