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Helen S. Schmitt Davis
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Birth: Jul. 14, 1908
Germantown Hills
Woodford County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 30, 2012
Peoria County
Illinois, USA

Helen was a daughter of Frank E. and Gertrude Klein Schmitt. She married James Harold Davis in Peoria on March 10, 1931.

She is survived by two daughters, Lois Norman and Joyce (William) Smith; 11 grandchildren, Cynthia Manasseh, Robert (Lisa) Norman, Theresa (Michael) McKee, Daniel (Lisa) Norman, Susan (Stan) Hodgson, Charles (Terri) Smith, James (Diane) Smith, Nancy (Bruce) Gage, Jeanne (David) Wagner, Alan (Judy) Smith and Patricia (Jeff) Staley; 29 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Her caregivers were Norma Behrends, Lila Kirchner, Loni Lange and Cindy Manasseh.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, four brothers, six sisters and one granddaughter.

During World War II she entered the work force to build machinery needed in the war efforts. She became a Rosie the Riveter, working at Caterpillar Tractor Co. After the war when the men returned, she left Caterpillar, working 25 more years in the bottling department at Hiram Walker before retiring at age 64.
Family links: 
  Frank E Schmitt (1872 - 1949)
  Gertrude Klein Schmitt (1872 - 1962)
  James Harold Davis (1907 - 1998)
  Herman F Schmitt (1904 - 1988)*
  Hilda E Schmitt Gaetz (1908 - 2005)*
  Helen S. Schmitt Davis (1908 - 2012)
  Marie M Schmitt Grafelman (1911 - 1996)*
  Gertrude E. Schmitt Marchand (1913 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
Resurrection Cemetery and Mausoleum
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Jeanette
Record added: Feb 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84742106
Helen S. <i>Schmitt</i> Davis
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