Thursday, November 5, 2009

Joan E. Davis, 77, of Joplin, formerly of Butterfield, passed away Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, in Joplin Health and Rehabilitation Center, Joplin.

She was born Aug. 10, 1932, in Independence, the daughter of Donald and Estelene (Daily) Fitzwater. On Sept. 19, 1964, in Overland Park, Kan., she was united in marriage to Harlan Claude Davis, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Suzanne VanKeulen; and one brother, Robert Fitzwater.

Survivors include: one son, Robert Davis and his wife, June, of Joplin; one grandson; and two great-grandchildren.

She moved to Butterfield, in 1986 from Shawnee, Kan., then in 2006 moved to Joplin. Joan previously worked as a production manager for Charolais Banner magazine and as a legal secretary. She was of the Baptist faith and a very skilled artist.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Pleasant View Cemetery, Shawnee, Kan., under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.

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