Thursday, April 19, 2007

Minnie Davis, 79, of Washburn, passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2007, at her home, following a lengthy illness.

She was born on July 28, 1927, the daughter of Bert Abraham and Maud Margaret Lee Shockley in Fairview. She grew up in Fairview and attended grade school in Rocky Comfort. In 1954 she and her husband moved to Derby, Kan., and returned to Washburn in 1959. She was employed by Johnston s Variety Store in Cassville for several years. She attended the Washburn Church of Christ. She served as the OATS bus contact and as a Republican election judge, both in Washburn.
She married J. R. Davis on Nov. 23, 1946, in Columbus, Kan. He preceded her in death on Jan. 27, 1972.
Survivors include: two sons, Gary Davis and his wife, Mary Jane, of Cassville, and Kevin Davis and his wife, Teresa, of Verona; one daughter, Mary Roller and her husband, Russell, of Washburn; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Wayne Shockley, of Blue Springs, and Marvin Shockley, of Wheaton; two sisters, Myrtle Shelley, of Wayne, and Irene Spears, of Carthage; and one sister-in-law, Naomi Carter, of Hartville.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Everett Shockley, Wilber Shockley, and Charlie Shockley, and three sisters, Hazel Young, Bonnie Woodward, and Norma Catron.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the White Funeral Home in Cassville with Ken West, Minister, officiating. Burial will be at Washburn Prairie Cemetery in Washburn.
Pallbearers will be Larry Roller, Craig Davis, David Shockley, Wes Shockley, Mike Shockley, and Robert Shockley. Honorary pallbearers will be Ken Bishop, Bob Windes and Bob Smith.
Memorials may be made to the Fairhaven Children s Home, 3132 North Fairhaven Loop, Strafford, MO 65757, or may be entrusted to the White Funeral Home P.O. Box 890 Cassville, MO 65625.
Arrangements are under the direction of the White Funeral Home, Cassville.