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 Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, October 21, 2010

OBITUARY - HUBERT "TOMP" DAVENPORT

July 9, 1917 - October 13, 2010

Hubert "Tomp" DAVENPORT, 93, of Clearfield, passed away October 13, 2010 at Clearview Home in Clearfield. Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Saturday, October 16 at the Christian Church in Clearfield with Rev. Alan RUSK & Rev. Lyndon DAVENPORT officiating. There will be a Masonic service conducted by Ed EDGERTON. Burial is in Oakland Cemetery in Shannon City. All viewing will be at the Christian Church in Clearfield with open viewing on Friday from 3:00-8:00 pm with the family present Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm. A memorial fund has been established in his name to be decided later. Online condolences may be left at www.watsonarmstrongfh.com.

Hubert, son of Hughie DAVENPORT & Florence (PETERSON) DAVENPORT, was born July 9, 1917 in Ringgold County, Iowa. Hubert graduated from Diagonal High School in 1936. He married Yreva Ann SANDERSON on July 19, 1941 in Grant City, MO. They farmed in Ringgold and Taylor County with the last 56 years on a farm south of Clearfield. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Sharpsburg; Noble Lodge #458 AF & AM; and Cornelius Lodge Order of Eastern Star.

Hubert lived his love through his family and community. He was a dedicated member of Masons, Easter Star and the Lions Club and was one of the first drivers of the Iowa State Fair shuttle buses. He drove a Clearfield schoo bus for 10 years. He and Yreva enjoyed square dancing and read meters for the REC for years. They were active in worship services, outreadh tape ministry and maintenance of their church. Hurbert enjoyed visiting family and friends in the Taylor and Ringgold county area, including the Mount Ayr and Clearfield nursing homes and was known as the "Egg Man" to many in the Clearfield area.

Survivors include his sons Alvin (Claudia) DAVENPORT of Prescott, IA, Harlan (Dee) DAVENPORT of Round Rock, TX, Brian (Marygrace) DAVENPORT of Clearfield, and Eric (Deb) DAVENPORT of Blockton; daughters Paula (Charles) BOWMAN of Lenox, and Joyce (Carl) MERKH of Spring, Texas; 16 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Betty DAVENPORT and Frances DAVENPORT both of Creston.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife on January 20, 2006; a sister Beva MORROW; and two brothers Lee & Dean DAVENPORT.

A memorial fund has been established in his name to be decided later. Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Clearfield was in charge of the arrangements.

Services were held at the Christian Church in Clearfield on Saturday, October 16, 2010, with Rev. Alan RUSK and Rev. Lyndon DAVENPORT officiating. Pianist was Becky NELSON.

Masonic service was by Ed EDGERTON.

Casket bearers included Mike BOWMAN, Mark BOWMAN, Chuck BOWMAN, Aaron DAVENPORT, Craig DAVENPORT and Joey RUSK.

Honorary pall bearer was David DAVENPORT.

Hubert was laid at rest in the Oakland Cemetery, Shannon City, Iowa.

SOURCE: www.watsonarmstrongfh.com/obituaries.aspx?turl=http://aurora-24708.tributes.com/show/Hubert-Davenport-89588255

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, October of 2010

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