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Mildred W. Davis, 96, of Frankfort, died Sept. 16, 2016, at Wesley Manor Health and Retirement Community. She was born Feb. 11, 1920, in Hendrix County, to the now late Otis A. and Helen (Millikan) Ward.
She married Herman Davis on Jan. 17, 1941, at Thorntown Methodist Church; he preceded her in death on March 9, 1996.
Mildred was a 1938 graduate of Lebanon High School. A homemaker and farm wife, she also worked at Mann's Turkey Farm.
She attended Colfax Christian Church; was a member of Browns Wonder Christian Church, northeast of Lebanon, since she was 10 years old; and a member of Modern Mothers Club and AIM Extension Homemakers. Mildred was an excellent seamstress, and loved gardening and flowers.
Survivors include daughter, Carolyn (Dan) Smith of rural Frankfort; seven
grandchildren, Becky (Dean) Walker of Michigantown, Duane Davis of Shelbyville, Elaine Mellinger of Rossville, Greg (Tonya) Davis of Warsaw, Jennifer Lease of Warsaw, Sherry Patchett of Rossville and Dale (Krista) Davis of Gig Harbor, Wash.; and 17 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Alvin W. Davis; three sisters, Louise Perkins, Martha Long and Geneva Perkins; and two brothers, John C. Ward and Stephen Ward.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Services will follow at noon Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Plainview Cemetery, Colfax.
Memorial donations may be made to the Antioch Church Building Fund or the Salvation Army; envelopes will be available.
Online condolences may be made at www.goodwinfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 19, 2016
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