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DAVIS, Phyllis M. (1952-2015)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 1/30/2021 at 13:54:46

Phyllis Mae Davis
(February 14, 1952 - November 8, 2015)

ARTHUR - Services for Phyllis M. Davis, 63, of Arthur were Nov. 11, 2015, at Peace Lutheran Church in Wall Lake. The Rev. Roger Carlisle officiated. Burial was in Hayes Township Cemetery at Arthur. Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home in Odebolt was in charge of arrangements.
Phyllis Mae Davis was born on February 14, 1952, in Battle Creek, Iowa, to Frank and Effel (Kock) Hein. She was baptized on September 14, 1952 and confirmed in her faith on May 29, 1966 at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Battle Creek. Phyllis attended school in Battle Creek and graduated with the class of 1970. She married Larry Sharkey on August 8, 1970, and to this union a daughter was born, Melissa. The couple later parted ways.
On May 14, 1973, Phyllis was united into marriage to Gilbert Davis in Elk Point, South Dakota. Phyllis welcomed Gilbert’s five children, Gwyanda, Ned, Gailen, Wayne, and Susie. Gilbert welcomed daughter Melissa and the family made their home in Odebolt, Iowa. The family later purchased an acreage north of Arthur, Iowa. The couple was blessed with two daughters, Faith and Nicole. The family suffered a great lost on May 4, 2003; when Nicole’s (Nici) life was claimed by a fire. Gilbert and Phyllis started a trucking company named GL Davis and Golden Iowa. Phyllis helped take care of livestock on the farm and dispatch but her true love for traveling put her behind the wheel of an eighteen wheeler. Phyllis had a million mile safety award under her belt and was working on another until she fell ill in 2006. Phyllis was a member of Peace Lutheran Church of Wall Lake. She died Nov. 8 at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Effel Hein; daughter, Nicole “Nici” Davis; one infant sister; sister, Evelyn (Virgil) Bruhn; brother, Herb (Rose) Hein. Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 42 years, Gilbert Davis; daughters, Faith (Dan) Brotherson of Odebolt, Iowa, Melissa (Loren) Mammenga of Little Rock, Iowa, Gwyanda Harker of Grant City, Missouri, Ned Snyder (special friend Scott) of Browning, Missouri, Susie (Max) Haidsiak, of Red Oak, Iowa; sons, Gailen (Melinda) Davis of St. John, Kansas, and Wayne (Sondra) Davis of St. John, Kansas.
Sources: Ida County Courier, Ida Grove, Iowa, Wed., Nov 11, 2015 and Christensen-VanHouten Funeral Services, Odebolt, Iowa at http://www.christensenvanhouten.com/


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