Josephine “Irene” Davis, 92, formerly of New Vienna, Ohio passed away 7:21 AM, Sunday, August 12, 2012 at Autumn Years Nursing Center in Sabina. Her husband, Frank Wayne Davis, preceded her in death September 26, 2000. They were married for 63 years. Mrs. Davis was born December 5, 1919 in Octa, Ohio, daughter of the late Delbert and Goldie Crabtree Walls.
She was a loving, caring wife, mother and caregiver to her husband, four sons and many other family and friends throughout her life. She always had an open door, housing and feeding those in need. She went to work after her sons were grown, cleaning offices for what was then known as Buckeye Molding.
Mrs. Davis is survived by her four sons, William “Bill” of Blanchester, Ohio; Phillip “Skip” (Judy) of Wilmington, Ohio; Richard “Dick” of Huber Heights, Ohio; and Joe (Denise) of Wilmington, Ohio. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Raymond Walls of Wilmington, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, two daughters-in-law, Deloris Davis and Mary Davis; a granddaughter, Cheryl; a brother, Donald Walls; and a sister, Avonelle Davis, are preceded in death.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Thursday, August 16, 2012 at the L. Eugene Smith & Son Funeral Home, 64 S. South Street, New Vienna, Ohio with Sidney Clay officiating. Burial will be in New Vienna Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Thursday, August 16, 2012 at the L. Eugene Smith & Son Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Autumn Years Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Activity Fund, 580 E. Washington Street, Sabina, Ohio 45169 or to Community Care Hospice, P.O. Box 123, Wilmington, Ohio, 45177.