DANVILLE-Evelyn F. Davis, 82, of Danville formerly of Springfield, IL died at Provena United Samaritans Hospital in Danville, IL at 3:40 am Thursday, December 09, 2010. She was born on May 12, 1928 in Pawnee, IL the daughter of Henry and Mamie Sanders Maher. She married Harold Kent Davis on January 1, 1949 and he preceded her in death on December 26, 1995. She was also preceded in death by a sister; Lena Tweryon.
Mrs. Davis was a member of Woodside United Methodist Church, Alpha Iota Sorority, and the Ruth Circle at church. She worked at Franklin Life Insurance and retired from the Bank of Springfield after 25 years. She enjoyed watching Illini Football and Basketball. In her earlier years, she enjoyed sewing and mending for others.
She is survived by 2 daughters; Judy (Jim) Goff of Danville and Susan VanDyke of Springfield, 6 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 3 sisters; Henrietta (Carl) Burt and Dorothy (Bill) Coons, both of Springfield and Donna Taft of Rochester and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation: 4-7 p.m., Monday, December 13, 2010 at Staab Funeral Home. There will be a lie in state from 9:30-10 a.m. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at Woodside United Methodist Church.
Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at Woodside United Methodist Church with Pastor Jim Poole officiating. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Woodside United Methodist Church.
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