Lillian Helen Davis 1879-1962
DAVIS, DUNN, FELKEY, WORSTER, WOOSTER, GOLDSBERRY
Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 9/21/2011 at 00:23:54
Rites to Be Saturday for Lillian Davis
Hospitalized since November with a broken hip, retired nurse, Lillian Helen Davis, 83, died at 10:15 Wednesday night.
Miss Davis entered Holy Family Hospital in November to undergo surgery. She was preparing to return to her home after the surgery, when she fell in her room and suffered a broken hip.
She was born here Feb. 18, 1879, and received her education in local schools, graduating from high school in 1897.
Miss Davis taught for a time in Emmet County rural schools before enrolling in nurses training at the Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines.
During World War I she served as a Red Cross nurse. She did private nursing after the war and later was superintendent of nurses at Coleman Hospital here for 10 years.
From here she went to Parsons, Kan., where she served in a similar capacity at a railroad hospital. She returned to Estherville for a few years to care for her aging parents, then resumed nursing work in the Madera Co. Hospital, Madera, Calif.
After her retirement Miss Davis returned here to the family home where she lived until entering the hospital.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Alice, Mrs. Bob (May) Dunn and Mrs. J.J. (Jinnie) Felkey, and two brothers, Alfred and Harold.
Mrs. Daisy Worster, who lived with Miss Davis for many years, and Mrs. J.E. (Bertha) Goldsberry of Gruver, both sisters, survive. There are a number of nieces and nephews.
The Rev. William R. Noland will conduct a funeral service for Miss Davis at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Methodist Church. Military service will be held prior to burial in East Side Cemetery.
Friend may call at the Sandin-Fuhrman Funeral Home from Friday afternoon until Saturday morning when the body will go to the church to lie in state until the afternoon service. The casket will not be opened after the service. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, July 5, 1962)
Emmet Obituaries maintained by LaVern Velau.
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