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Louella "Louise" Davis

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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Louella "Louise" Davis, 88, Harmony, passed away Jan. 23, 2012, at Cloverleaf Health Care, in Knightsville, following an extended illness.

Louise was born in Charleston, Ill., Sep. 16, 1923. Her family moved to Clay County in the late 30's. Here she met Frank Davis whom she married Dec. 4, 1941. They were married for 65 years. Along with her husband, Louise owned and operated Davis Market in Brazil and the Highway Market in East Glenn.

After retirement she and Frank traveled around the world stopping on 6 of the 7 continents. They worked with "Operation Classroom" as Christian Missionary's traveling to Sierra Leone, Africa, several times. They continued their work at home by collecting and sending many classroom supplies and donations to Sierra Leone.

Louise was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother and great grandmother. She truly enjoyed spending quality time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother Inez Pearl (Craig) Wright, husband Frank Davis, son Donald Davis, and grandson Jason Allan Stearley.

Survivors include her son Frank Davis (Rebecca), Zionsville, Ind., daughter Deborah Stearley (Jack), Brazil, grandchildren Heather Sheehan (Patrick), Myra Priser (James), Sara Davis-Whitcomb (Jon), Michael Davis (Anne), Melissa Garner (T.J) and Jana Stearley, 14 great grandchildren, brother LaVon Motley, Lake Placid, Fla., sisters-in-law Dixie Shorter, Brazil, and Betty Jane Harrington, Detroit, Mich., as well as many nieces and nephews and a large extended family.

Services will be at French Funeral Home, Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Tom True officiating. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Friday from 11 a.m., until time of services.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Operation Classroom, P.O. Box 246, Colfax, Ind., 46035 or Alzheimer's Association, 50 E. 91ST. ST. STE 100 Indianapolis, Ind., 46209-4830. Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.