Ruby Dean <I>Bowen</I> Davis

Ruby Dean Bowen Davis

Birth
Karval, Lincoln County, Colorado, USA
Death 14 Feb 2015 (aged 88)
Olney, Richland County, Illinois, USA
Burial Robinson, Crawford County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 142778795 · View Source
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Mrs. Ruby Dean Davis, age 88, of Olney, IL and formerly of Robinson, IL, died Saturday February 14, 2015 3:50 PM at Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney, IL, following a fall with brain injury earlier in the week.

Born September 27, 1926 in Karval, CO, she was the daughter of Samuel Franzo and Edna Jane (Wesner) Bowen. In 1945 she married Carl Eugene Davis and he preceded her in death in 1960.

Ruby Dean graduated Wabash Valley College, School of Nursing in 1968. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse and worked on the Colorado River Indian Reservation for three years; worked at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, IN; worked at Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney, IL for 29 years; Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, IL, for one year. Following her retirement from active nursing, she opened a small day care in her home and cared for more than twenty children over the years.

Mrs. Davis was a member of the First Baptist Church, Robinson, IL. Ruby Dean’s life goals were raising her children in a God centered, loving home where she hoped to pass along with her own shy, sensitive nature and her love of nature and music. Having raised five children of her own, she particularly enjoyed taking care of infants and young children. She enjoyed singing in the Lincoln Trail College Senior Choir and the First Baptist Church Choir. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Larry Joe and Cindy Davis, Magneolia, DE; Gary Lee and Vicki Davis, Clarksville, TN; Robert Craig and Darla Davis, Olney, IL; daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Brenda K. and Gary Wells, Bridgeport, IL; daughter-in-law, Gretta Davis, Sumner, IL; twelve grandchildren, thirty one great-grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Carl Eugene Davis, 1960; son, Richard Allen Davis; three brothers, Leolin Bowen, Leonard Bowen and Willard Davis; two sisters, Vivian Buix and Geneva Watts.

Funeral service will be Thursday February 19, 2015 at 12:00 noon at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL, with Pastor Wes Hahn officiating. Visitation will be Thursday February 19, 2015 from 10:00 AM until time of services at 12:00 noon at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Kirk Chapel Cemetery, rural Robinson, IL.

Those wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the First Baptist Church in Robinson, IL, or to the American Cancer Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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  • Created by: Janice (Teel) Crites
  • Added: 18 Feb 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 142778795
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ruby Dean Bowen Davis (27 Sep 1926–14 Feb 2015), Find a Grave Memorial no. 142778795, citing Kirk Cemetery, Robinson, Crawford County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Janice (Teel) Crites (contributor 47276653) .