Wilma Jean Davis

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Wilma Jean Davis



Wilma Jean Davis, 90, Mound City, Missouri, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018, at Fairfax Community Hospital.

She was born October 4, 1927, to Andrew and Julia (Moody) McDonald. She spent her entire life in Holt County.

Wilma married Eldon Davis April 27, 1947 in Hiawatha, Kansas; he survives of the home.

She graduated in 1945 from Mound City High School.

Wilma was a homemaker and secretary/bookkeeper for Davis Trucking. She was also secretary for the United Methodist Church for several years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Peggy Horseman; sisters, Doris Rebel and Helen Clouse.

Additional survivors include her sons, Andy Davis, Belton, Missouri, Lloyd Davis (Shannon), Webb City, Missouri, Glen Davis (Terri), Mound City, Missouri; daughter, Patty Judy (Bill), Mound City, Missouri; 7 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; several nieces, and extended family.

The family will gather with friends 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. Saturday, Pettijohn & Crawford Family Funeral Service. Inurnment at a later date at Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to United Methodist Church. Online guest book and obituary at www.pettijohncrawford.com.

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  1. Rod and Melinda Taylor says:

    We’re so sorry for your loss. I remember such good times staying with Patty and she staying at my house growing up. Your Mom was so nice and fun – wonderful memories. Please know we lift you all in our prayers for comfort. Melinda Scarbrough Taylor

  2. Lisa and Bob Bullock says:

    Wilma Jean was a lovely, kind, gentle lady. She always made me feel at home in her house. I have wonderful memories of sleep overs with Patty, and sipping homemade hot chocolate. She always made me feel like one of her own. My Mom and Wilma Jean were also classmates and friends. I’m sure they are together in heaven talking and reminiscing over the “old” days. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with the family for comfort in this difficult time.

  3. Mary Catherine Jones says:

    My prayers and condolences go out to all of you, Wilma Jean’s, children and grandchildren. We all have different thoughts when something like this happens. For me… my first thought was… Bless her heart!! She finally got to be with her beloved Peggy again. From the heart of one bereaved mother to another I know the agony of that separation. No one or nothing can ever separate them again. A beautiful day indeed. God be with you all!!

  4. Angie (Bullock) Stone says:

    Glen, I did not know your mother but my heart goes out to you & your family at this difficult time. We all have memories that we hold on to forever & I hope those will help comfort you in the days ahead.

  5. Glenn & Carolyn Caton says:

    So very sorry for your loss. It is never easy to say goodbye to a parent but we can take comfort that she’s in a better place now. I got to know Wilma Jean while in Lions Club. She taught me how to make the slaw. She was a really good cook. She was a dear friend of my Aunt Lois Burge as they grew up together. Lois will miss her.

  6. Doug & Catherine Davis says:

    With deepest sympathy for your loss. Although I did not know Wilma personally I have come to know Glen in these past few years. A parent’s success can be measured in that of their children. Wilma must have perfected the recipe for success. May our thoughts and prayers be with you during this difficult time.

  7. Kim Kling says:

    My thoughts & prayers are with you at this time! I’ve known her my whole life & she was a very special person. I was always the little girl across the street! 😉 She will be missed. :( Hugs.

  8. Steve Buckles says:

    Andy, LLoyd, Glen: I am so sorry to learn of the loss of you dear Mother. It is never easy to lose ones mother. I remember that it was always fun to visit you all in her house; and for some reason, there was always a cookie or something waiting for us.

  9. Kay Huntsman says:

    It is hard to lose a parent. Grieving is something that never ends. May the Lord give you comfort during this time of sorrow.

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