Nancy Lee Davis-Ross

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PIQUA - Nancy Lee Davis-Ross, 76, of Piqua, died at 10:15 p.m. at Heartland of Piqua on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012.
She was born in Miami County, Jan. 28, 1936, a daughter of the late Roy E. and Elizabeth F. (Schaffer) Davis.
Nancy is survived by two sons, Howard Bixler and Paul Bixler, both of Bradford; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol "Susie" and Lacy Mayse, of Lockington, Laura Phyllis, of Sidney, and Julia and Eldon Cost, of Versailles; six grandchildren, Morgan Jackson Gardner, Steven Bixler, Carlea Bixler, Missy Jo Jessup, Alicia Detrick and Mike Bixler; four stepgrandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, five stepgreat-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Amanda Bixler Jackson; four sisters, Clara Brewer, Mabel Pearson, Meriam Swob and Lois Yearsley; and three brothers, Jack Davis, Ned Davis and Roy Davis Jr.
Nancy attended Houston High School. She received her GED from Upper Valley Joint Vocational School, Piqua, in 1981 with a major in masonry. Nancy graduated from Laurel Oaks Career Development Center where she received her truck driver's certificate.
She transported workers for the migrant center in Tipp City for many years. She also drove truck for Houston Grain Elevator for years and was a driver for Piqua Taxi for eight years.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua, with Pastor Terry Harbaugh and Christine Mertz co-officiating. Burial will follow in Beechwood Cemetery, Lockington.
Memorial contributions may be made to Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, 646 W. High St., Piqua, OH 45356 to help defray cost of the funeral.
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Published in Sidney Daily News on Oct. 17, 2012