Mary Helen Davis has passed away peacefully on January 27, 2014. She had been a resident of Millers Merry Manor, Wakarusa, Indiana since December 2010. Born Mary Helen Rupe, August 6, 1923, in Mishawaka, Indiana, the youngest child of Joseph Morgan Rupe and Mary Belle (Bogardus) Rupe. She had lived her entire life in Mishawaka. She held positions as Vice President of the Mishawaka Building & Loan and controller of Gerber Mfg. CO. Mary Helen first married Edward J. Ewaszka in Mishawaka. Her second marriage to Gerald B. Davis. Both are deceased. Mary Helen is preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers and 2 sisters. She is survived by 4 nephews, Ralph Allen Rupe, John Rupe, Richard Earl Rupe and Joseph Rupe, all residents of California; 2 nieces, Robin Lynne Swartzlander of Waterville, Michigan and Claudia Anne Rupe Mares of Camarillo, California. Also survived by 2 step-daughters, Patricia Davis Gonzalez of Arlington, Virginia and Liane Davis Dawson of Mishawaka. No funeral services are planned. Interment to be at Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Feb. 3, 2014