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Ethel M. Davis

November 15th, 1926 – December 6th, 2017

Ethel M. Davis, 91, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 10:25 pm on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Rushville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Rushville. She was born on November 15, 1926 in Canton, IL the daughter of Barney and Lottie (Travis) Bowman. She married Denzil Davis on February 8, 1946 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on December 31, 1991.

Also preceding her in death is her daughter, Alice Marie Davis, three brothers, Robert Findley Bowman, Barney Leroy Bowman and Floyd Adolph Thomas, and two great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her son, Duane (and Sharon) Davis of Frederick, IL, 2 daughters, Elaine (and Franz) Grimmer of Astoria, IL and Joyce (and Steven) Angel of Rushville, 5 Grandchildren, Sherri Perry, Jerome Grimmer, Steven Davis, Jason Davis and Shannon Stambaugh, 9 Great-Grandchildren and 3 Great-Great-Grandchildren.

Ethel was a farmwife and caregiver in Rushville for many years.

Ethel was baptized at the Browning Church of Christ. She later attended the Astoria Church of Christ.

Services will be held at 10 am on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. John Ruppel will be officiating. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 pm on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the funeral home in Astoria. Interment will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Astoria. Memorials may be made to Smile Train.


December 7th, 2017

Joyce, on behalf of ALL your AHS 1981 classmates, we are so sorry for your loss of your beloved Mother. Thought and Prayers for ALL of you and your families.

December 7th, 2017

To ALL of you Davis families, so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for all of you. The Taylor Family

December 7th, 2017

So sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort and strength. Janey & Mike Ford

December 8th, 2017

Joyce, sorry for your lost. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Nancy LeMaster

December 9th, 2017

Though it is so hard for us left behind, may you all find comfort in knowing that we will all meet again with Our Precious Lord and what a Glorious day that will be! Praying God wraps His arms around you and gives you the strength you need to get through this very difficult time. Our love and thoughts are with all of you.

December 10th, 2017

Joyce,so sorry to hear of your Mothers' passing.You have been an awesome daughter.Thoughts and prayers for you and Steve.Launi Klitz

December 10th, 2017

Thinking of you all at this time. Joyce, you and Steve were dedicated angels in caring for your Mother. God bless you during this difficult season. Judy Park

December 10th, 2017

Joyce, we are so sorry for the loss of you Mom. She was a very sweet lady and will be missed.
Bob and Melba Baker

December 11th, 2017

So very sorry for your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers.
Penny Collins

December 11th, 2017

So sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our sincere sympathy. Maurice and Kathy Cox

December 12th, 2017

So Sorry to hear of ur loss. My thought and prayers goes to this family. please accept our sincere sympathy..

December 12th, 2017

Sending love & prayers to all at this difficult time. Dianne Snyder

October 9th, 2022

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