WESTVILLE — Ora Davis, 88, of Westville, passed away at 8:42 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014, at Colonial Manor, Danville.
She was born April 8, 1925, in Mattoon, Ill., the daughter of James Franklin and Elsie May (Eldridge) Martin.
Ora married Jay M. Davis on April 29, 1943, in Danville, and they enjoyed 59 years together before his passing.
Ora is survived by three sons, Robert Jay (Donna) Davis of Westville, Jerry L. (Sue) Davis of Danville and Randy (Cindy) Davis of Westville; one step-daughter, Rose Marie Osborn of Decatur; one daughter-in-law, Joyce Davis of New Lenox; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, John Michael Davis, four brothers and two sisters.
Ora has been a member of Trinity United Church of Christ for more than 50 years. She also enjoyed being on the Westville Library Board, in the Westville Women’s Club, Women of the Moose and the Organaires. She loved to read, travel, cook and do crossword puzzles.
Ora attended the Lerna Schools and also studied teaching at EIU. Her greatest joy in life was her family and all her wonderful friends and neighbors.
A celebration of Ora’s life will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at Trinity United Church of Christ, 311 E Moses Ave., Westville, with Pastor Connie Bandy officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will be in Janesville Cemetery, Janesville, Ill. Sunset-Urbas Funeral Chapel, Westville, assisted the family with arrangements.
The Davis family would like to extend a special thank-you to Ora’s two caretakers, Glenda McCloud and Polly Hawley, as well as the entire staff of Colonial Manor.
Memorial donations in Ora’s name may be made to Trinity United Church of Chirst. Please join the Davis Family in sharing memories, pictures, and videos of Ora’s life on her Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.