Mary "Jane" Davis
COLUMBIA, IL - Mary "Jane" Davis, 83, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Columbia Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Columbia, Ill.
Jane was born Nov. 10, 1930, in Springfield, Ill., the daughter of Jules and Genevieve Rapinac Guimard. She married William J. Davis, Jr. on Sept. 17, 1949, at Sacred Heart Church in Springfield. He preceded her in death in 2002.
Jane attended St Patrick's Grade School and Feitshans High School in Springfield. Along with her husband, she lived in the Illinois cities of Springfield, Greenfield, Mazon, Atkinson, Sherman, and in the Columbia area for over 40 years. She worked at Carson Pirie Scott in Peoria. She enjoyed keeping up on the news of her large extended family and collecting family photos, decorating her home, taking care of her large yard, and shopping for bargains of any kind. Her grandchildren were very special to her.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, her stepfather, Henry Malensky, and several treasured aunts and uncles.
She is survived by her children, Deborah (Steve) Jones of Kokomo, Ind., and Gary (Agnes) Davis of Rogers, Ark; three grandchildren: Katherine and Gwendolyn Jones, and William Davis; one great-grandchild, Griffin Finkler; an aunt, Sally Lopian; a brother-in-law, Chuck Davis; her godchildren, Troy Minnaert and Megan Conner; many loving cousins, nieces and nephews; and several dedicated, caring neighbors.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Per Jane's wishes, no visitation or funeral services will be observed. She will be laid to rest with her husband, Bill, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.
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