Thursday, April 1, 2010

Jewell Nadeen (Nickle) Davis, 89, of Purdy, passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2010.

She was born on Aug. 17, 1920, in Butterfield, the daughter of Walter and Corda (Vaughan) Nickle.

She was a lifelong resident of Butterfield/Purdy communities and of Barry County. She was a teacher. she and her husband, Ralph, co-owned Farmer's Flour and Feed Company of Purdy. She was a homemaker and attended Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church of Purdy. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years and one grandson.

Survivors include: four children, Sammye Beck, of Joplin, Sallye Mallory, of Joplin, Kelly Davis, of McKinney, Texas, and Perry Davis, of Joplin; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren

Funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at the funeral home with Rev. Lee Neill and Rev. Jerry Nickle officiating. Burial was at the Purdy Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made to the Purdy Cemetery Association.