Joan (Ogborn) Davis, 79
Joan (Ogborn) Davis, 79 of Pine Village, IN, passed away on Thursday, February 06, 2014 at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born April 7, 1934 in her parents home in Pine Village, she was the daughter of the late Lee Roy "Sid" and Ada Alice (Barron) Ogborn. She was a 1952 graduate of Pine Village High School.
At 14 years old she had worked two jobs, the first at Indiana Bell as well as Ogborn's Grocery Store, both located in Pine Village. After her husband died she worked for Asgrow in Oxford, IN.
Joan married Robert Lee Davis on June 7, 1952 in the parsonage of the United Brethren Church in Lafayette, which was witnessed by her fond brother-in-law Chet Davis and his wife, Virginia, who survive. She was a homemaker and she farmed with her husband in Pine Village until his death in 1985. She was a member of Pine Village Methodist Church and enjoyed being a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was an avid Purdue basketball fan.
Surviving are her two sons, Gary L. Davis (wife, Sandi) of Pine Village and Randy A. Davis (wife, Eve) of Lafayette; five grandchildren, Marisa L. Davis-Newton (husband, Ryan) of Washington, IL, Heath A. Davis of Chicago, IL, Robert C. Davis of Bettendorf, IA, William L. Davis of Fort Wayne, and Skye A. Davis-Watson (husband, Kyle) of Tinley Park, IL; three great-grandchildren, Kasen G., Brogan H. and Highlyn A. Newton, several nieces and nephews; and "close as daughters", Chris Reed Foxworthy (husband, John) and their children, Reed, Ethan, and Faith Foxworthy-Maroska; and Tam (Reed) Craig (husband, Kim). Preceding her in death was an infant daughter, Mary Jane, a brother, Lee Roy Jr. and two sisters, Lois Killin and Jessie Gephart.
A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com
Published by Journal & Courier from Feb. 8 to Feb. 9, 2014.