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Mercedes R. Davis


Mercedes R. Davis, 85, of Bellefontaine, formerly of Lakeview, passed away Wednesday evening, July 31, 2013, at Mary Rutan Hospital.

She was born in Bellefontaine on Aug. 18, 1927, to the late Floyd and Ruth McGee Stratton.

In September 1946, she married John F. Davis and he preceded her in death in 1986. She also was preceded in death by a brother, Bill; and grandson, Franklin Davis.

She is survived by a son, Philip (Marty) Davis of Huntsville; a daughter, Aliese Davis of Hurst, Texas; a granddaughter and grandson; a stepgrandson; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Dortha Kaser of Kenton, Thelma Price of Belle Center and Nathalie (Robert) Clem of DeGraff; and many nieces and nephews.

A 1946 graduate of Stokes Local School in Lakeview, Mercedes retired from Siemens in 1988 after 30 years.

The Rev. Bryan Meadows officiates a funeral at 2 p.m. Sunday at Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview, where visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Burial is in Huntsville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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