Ruth Leona Davis, age 88, of Cranesville, passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at home. She was born in Springboro, Pa. on June 4, 1924, daughter of the late Robert and Ora Barnes Lowry. Leona was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church of Albion and the Albion Curlitt Club. She enjoyed reading, writing, gardening, photography, traveling and spending time with her family and friends. She graduated from Springboro High School, where she sang, played the violin and played basketball. She then attended Erie Business College. Leona worked as a secretary for Talon in Meadville, the Albion School Tax Office, and she was a Girl Scout Leader. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Lee F. Davis, in 2008. Survivors include her son, David Davis and his wife, Sandra, of Edinboro, two daughters, Sharon Morava and her husband, Mark, of Moon Township, Pa., Bonnie Davis of Moon Township, Pa., an AFS son, Knut Kise and his wife, Pan, of Norway, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Calling hours will be held at the Mattera Funeral Home, 188 East State Street, Albion, on Saturday from 1 â€" 3 p.m., followed by a funeral service there at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Spring Cemetery, Springboro. Memorials may be made to the Albion Area Public Library, 111 East Pearl Street, Albion, PA 16401, or to the Albion Area Lions Club, P.O. Box 366, Albion, PA 16401. To send condolences please visit www.matterafuneralhome.com.
Published in the Erie Times-News on Jan. 11, 2013