Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, November 20, 2008
OBITUARY - RUBY IRENE (GERMAN) DAVIS
Ruby I. DAVIS, 87 of Thayer, died on Monday, November 10, 2008 at Afton Care Center in Afton.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, 2008 at the Powers Funeral Home Jct. of Hwys. 34 & 25 Creston. Pastor Dwayne
HENRICHS will officiate. Burial will be in the Lorimor Cemetery at a later date.
Open visitation will be 2 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, with family receiving friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thurs. in Creston.
Cremation will be done on Thursday evening.
Memorials are to the Afton Care Center.
Ruby Irene DAVIS, was born September 30, 1921 at Hopeville, Iowa to Florence Geneve (NOBLES) and Clyde LeRoy GERMAN. She
graduated from Ellston High School in 1940 and earned her teaching certificate in 1945 from Simpson College.
On July 26, 1944, Ruby was united in marriage to Carl C. DAVIS in Osceola, Iowa. After marriage, Ruby taught country
school for 6 years at the Vern Needham School and the Frog Pond School. She primarily worked as a homemaker. They lived in
Ellston, Afton and Thayer, moving to the home south of Thayer in 1958. Ruby entered the Afton Care Center in March of
2007. She served on the Board of Elections in Pleasant Township for approximately 25 years.
Survivors include her husband Carl DAVIS of Thayer; three daughters: Jean Ann DAVIS of Raleigh, N.C.; Sheri (husband Jim)
SHANNON of Arispe; Janelle (husband Mark) BAKER of Diagonal; one son: Jerry (wife Marlene) DAVIS of Fontanelle; one
sister: Donella (husband Lee) CREVELING of Ellston; one brother in-law: Jack WILKEY of Ellston; six grandchildren; four
step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and eight step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her
parents, one sister Marilyn WILKEY and her grandson: Jason SHANNON.
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