OBERLIN -- Jessie Mae Davis, 70, died Wednesday (Feb. 11, 2004) in Oberlin.
She was born Oct. 10, 1933, to James Sr. and Mary (Thompson) Reed in Clayton, Kan. The family lived in various places while her father worked for the railroad. In 1947, they moved to Jennings. She graduated from Jennings High School.
On May 14, 1955, she married Norman Davis in Norton, Kan. She was homemaker.
She was a volunteer firefighter, secretary of Decatur Food Club and a member of the United Methodist Women and Heritage Association.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, James Davis; brothers, Everett Reed, James Reed Jr., and Charles Rathburn; and sisters, Thelma Grace and Nellie Bremenkamp.
Survivors include her husband, Norman Davis of Jennings; son, Darrell Davis of Jennings; daughter, Marinna Davis of Oakley, Kan.; brothers, Albert and wife, Marilou Reed of Fruita, Colo., Richard and wife, Pak Reed of Palmer, Alaska and Bill and wife, Cassie Stringham of Louisiana; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Services are Monday, 2 p.m., at Jennings United Methodist Church with the Rev. Glenn Krebs officiating. Interment will be in the Jennings Cemetery.
Visitation is Sunday, 1-8 p.m., at Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin and Monday, 9 a.m., until service time at the church.
Memorials may be given in her name to the Jennings Ambulance and Fireman's Fund.
Pauls Funeral Home of Oberlin is in charge of the arrangements.