Funeral services for Betty Jean Davis, 85, Lawrence, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 27, 2012 at First Southern Baptist Church (4300 West 6th Street, Lawrence, 66049). Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Mt. Hope Cemetery (4700 Southwest 17th Street, Topeka, 66604). She died on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at her home.
Betty was born on October 26, 1927 in Topeka, KS the daughter of John Laurence and Hulda C. (Johnson) Johnson.
She moved to Lawrence from Topeka in 1957.
She was a Financial Administrator for Interx Research Corporation from 1973 – 1990. She formerly worked as a secretary for both Cordley and Deerfield in USD 497.
She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church where she had been the Treasurer since 1973. She was a member of Helena Chapter #10 O.E.S. in Topeka, and a member of the Lawrence Knife and Fork Club. She was an avid bowler and bowled in the “Carol’s Bunch” league.
She married Edward M. Davis on July 25, 1946 in Lyndon, KS. He preceded her in death September 25, 1993.
Survivors include her daughter, Lucille Zimmer, and husband, Keith, Tecumseh, KS; three sons, John Edward Davis, and wife, Carolyn, Newport, KY, Albert A. Davis, and wife, Sandy, Lawrence, Charles D. Davis, and wife, Judi, Lenexa, KS; seven grandchildren, John, Jr., Laura, Rebecca, Christy, Kevin, Carole, Jacob; ten great grandchildren; and two sisters, Harriet W. Horvath, Odenton, MD, and Mary Jane Fleenor, Topeka. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Lucille Schmidt, Frances Noble, Ruth Coffindaffer; two brothers, Eugene L. Johnson, Harold W. Johnson; and one great granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Coyle.
The family will greet friends from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
The family suggests memorials in her name to First Southern Baptist Church and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
She was my Alto buddy in the choir and was always helpful to make sure I was in the right key. I will miss her
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO ALL BETTY’S FAMILY. I’M SO GLAD MOM AND I GOT TO SPEND SOME TIME WITH BETTY LAST MONTH – SHE LOOKED REALLY GOOD.
MAY ALL YOUR WONDERFUL MEMORIES SUSTAIN YOU IN THE COMING MONTHS. LOVE ALWAYS,
Oh how we will miss Betty every Sunday in our class. I have known her and youre family since you first came to church way, way back. She always had a smile on her face, even when know she didnt feel so good. Yes all of you left as her family will certainly miss her too. But she is in a wonderful place now where all is well.