Betty M. Davis

MOUNT MORRIS – Betty M. Davis, 87, Mount Morris, passed away peacefully at Pinecrest Manor on May 30, 2018. She was born April 22, 1931 in DeSmet, S.D. Betty was the daughter of Bloice and W. Blanche (Vaughn) Holverson.

She graduated from Mount Morris High School in 1949. Betty married Darrel E. Davis in Mount Morris on Sept. 23, 1949. She was a member of the Mount Morris Church of the Brethren.

She was predeceased by her parents, son John, great granddaughter Amy Marie Griffin and sister Clarice Himert from Oregon.

Betty is survived by her husband Darrel “Onzie” (married for 68 years), daughter Sharon of Mount Morris, daughter Karen Dietrich of Mount Morris and son Dennis “Denny” (Sheila) of Mount Morris, 4 grandchildren: Erica (Stephen) Bell, James (Sara) Griffin, Amanda (Darren) Moser and Kristina (Andy) Thompson. Betty had 11 great grandchildren; Erin, EmilyGrace and Sadie Bell, Drew and Abi Moser, Kate and Addison Thompson and Colton, AshLee, Ryan Griffin and Avalyn Henry.

Betty worked at Ben Franklin Store in Mount Morris, Kable Printing (Racine) and helped Darrel on the farm. Betty and Darrel square danced for 40 years with the Blackhawk Twirlers and enjoyed many years of camping with a pop up camper and then their fifth wheel. When the Big Thompson Canyon flooded in 1976 in Colorado, Betty and Darrel went with the Church of the Brethren Disaster Relief to help clean up homes from the mud.

Funeral service was on Saturday, June 2 at noon with visitation from 10 a.m. until time of service at Finch Funeral Home, 405 East Hitt Street, Mount Morris, IL 61054 with Pastor Terrance Freeman cousin from Lexington, Ky. officiating. Private burial will be at the Oakwood Cemetery near Mount Morris at later date. A luncheon will be held at the Mount Morris Moose Family Center following the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been created for Camp Emmaus in Mount Morris which is the Church of the Brethren camp.


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