|Birth: ||Mar. 25, 1914|
|Death: ||Apr. 2, 2007|
Daughter of Thomas Allen Davis and Jane McKenzie.
Wife of Joseph Arlen Amsberry of Bussey, Marion County, Iowa; married on 02 June 1935 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.
"Iva Roberta Davis was born on March 25, 1914 near Marysville, Iowa. She was the fourth child of Jane McKenzie and Thomas Allen Davis. Iva graduated from Bussey High School in 1932. While attending high school Iva met J. Arlen Amsberry. They were united in marriage on June 2, 1935. They made their home in Marysville until 1944 when the couple moved to the farm place where Iva was raised. Iva played the violin while in high school. As a young child she learned to quilt. At seventeen Iva made her first regular sized quilt. Iva belonged to the Reliable Club, acting as secretary and treasurer for the 60 years that the group met. The club members quilted hundreds of quilts over the years. Iva later quilted for others. Her handiwork also included crocheting, tatting and sewing. Iva's father had started many types of fruit trees and bushes. There was always an abundance of produce to eat. While on the farm, Iva and Arlen raised cattle, chickens, sheep and hogs. Before moving to Bussey in 1989, they had a 10,000 bird laying house, gathering eggs twice a day. In 2003 after Arlen's death, Iva moved to Colorado to live with her daughter. The past two years Iva resided at Melissa Memorial Hospital. Iva Roberta Davis Amsberry passed away on Monday, April 2, 2007, at Melissa Memorial Hospital in Holyoke, Colorado, at the age of 93 years and 7 days. Mrs. Amsberry was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, Cedric and Leo Davis and two sisters, Eulice Sims and Virgie Bailey. Those left to mourn her passing are three sons, Tom Amsberry and his wife Barbara of Dunlap, Norman Amsberry and his wife Gladys of Urbandale and Rick Amsberry and his companion Jody of Park Rapids, Minnesota; one daughter, Peggy Davis and her husband Wilbur of Holyoke, Colorado; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. A Celebration of Life was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 7, 2007, at Community of Christ Church in Knoxville, Iowa, with Elder Bill McDonald and Elder Dick Young officiating. Annette Trinkle was organist and Jim Trinkle was vocalist for "Amazing Grace" and "It Is Well With My Soul." Interment was made at Marysville Cemetery in rural Marion County, Iowa. Casket bearers were Bob Amsberry, Kevin Amsberry, Joe Amsberry, Mike Amsberry, Scott Amsberry, Steve Amsberry, Abie Davis."
Thomas Allen Davis (1883 - 1955)
Jane Mckenzie Davis (1885 - 1981)
Joseph Arlen Amsberry (1912 - 2002)*
Eulice Davis Sims (1906 - 1991)*
Cedric Otis Davis (1909 - 1934)*
Virgie Mae Davis Feagins (1911 - 2002)*
Iva Roberta Davis Amsberry (1914 - 2007)
Leo Boyd Davis (1916 - 1996)*
Created by: Chuck Munn
Record added: Sep 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59132849
Added: Jul. 25, 2013