Washington Evening Journal
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MARILYN JEAN DAVIS
Marilyn Jean Davis, age
85, of Washington, Iowa, formerly of Riverside, Iowa, died Thursday, April 29, 2021, at Halcyon House in Washington surrounded by her family
Visitation with family present will be held from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m Sunday, May 2, 2021, at the Ainsworth Community Church. Mask usage and social distancing guidelines will be observed. Private family services will be held following visitation. Interment will take place at the Elm Grove Cemetery at a later date. Memorials have been established for Hospice of Washington County. Online condolences may be sent for Marilyn's family through the web at www.jonesfh.com.
Marilyn was born August 13, 1935, in Shenandoah, Iowa, the daughter of Eldred Forrest and Blythe Elaine (Hopkins) Blackburn. She graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1953 and attended the University of Nebraska for two years. She was united in marriage to Marion Collins Davis on November 6, 1955, in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Marilyn was employed by the Highland Community School District from 1973 until 1993 where she was the school secretary. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and served as Choir Director at the United Methodist Church in Riverside, Iowa. Shopping, knitting and crocheting all brought joy to Marilyn's life but her greatest joy was her family.
She is survived by son, Jeff Davis and wife Jeannette of LeMars, Iowa; daughter, Teresa Hazelett and husband John of Ainsworth, Iowa; Kim Wood and husband Mark of Washington, Iowa; seven grandchildren: Gabe (Amy) Davis, Zach (Angie) Davis, Bradly (Pam) Helmrichs, Christopher (Laura) Helmrichs, Lyndi (Travis) Schultz, Demi (Kirby) Shetler, Drake Brezina; 11 great grandchildren; sister, Joyce Gates of Birmingham, Alabama; niece Wendi Spencer and her son Matt Spencer.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law, Bob Gates.