Catherine Marie Davis
SHERMAN, IL -Catherine Marie Davis, 94, of Sherman, died at 1:10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at St. John's Hospice.
She was born May 1, 1920, in Elkhart, Ill., to Charles Brennan and Irene Colette Malerich Gleason. She married Merle M. Davis on Dec. 27, 1941, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 2000.
Also preceding her in death were her parents and three daughters: Katherine Ann Buhr, Marilyn Jo Butchek and Angela Marie Davis.
Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Doud of Athens; three sons, Robert M. Davis of Riverton, Thomas E. (Nancy) Davis of Elkhart and John "Jack" M. Davis of Andrew; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Kathleen Cassady of Royal Oak, Mich.; two brothers, Thomas (Patricia) Gleason and William (Sharon) Gleason both of Berkley, Mich.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Catherine was a member of St. John Vianney Church and was very active in the church. She owned and operated her Hair Salon in her home after the birth of her children. After her kids were out of school she went to work for Betties Wigs in Springfield and Lincoln eventually retiring. She volunteered at the Villas and enjoyed sewing with her friends. She enjoyed reading, watching Illini basketball, the St Louis Cardinals and golf.
Visitation: 4-7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, at Staab Funeral Home with a prayer service at 4 p.m.
Lie In State: 10-11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at St. John Vianney Church in Sherman .
Funeral Mass: 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at St. John Vianney Church in Sherman with the Rev. Ralph Zetzl, the Rev. Simon Taabu and Msgr. David Lantz concelebrating. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Juvenile Diabetes Association or St. John Vianney Church.
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