Audrey M. Davis
Audrey M. Davis Audrey M. Davis, 89, died peacefully surrounded by family in her home on Oct. 11, 2016. She was born Feb. 23, 1927 in Centralia, KS to George and Jessie Tate Hales. She later moved to Blue Springs, MO where she graduated from high school with her eyes set on a career in nursing. Prior to entering nursing school where she met Keith Davis, the love of her life, when he returned from World War II. Her life path soon changed to that of beloved wife and mother. Audrey and Keith enjoyed 63 years of marriage. Audrey had a heart of gold, always loving and caring. To know her was to love her. She had countless friends, but Keith and her family were the center of her life. In 1961 the family moved to Springfield and made it their permanent home. Throughout the years she and Keith were deeply involved in activities and service at King's Way United Methodist Church, where Audrey was a member of Women's Morning Circle. Audrey also served as a volunteer with Meals on Wheels, Cerebral Palsy Center and Crosslines. She was a faithful supporter of Victory Mission and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and a member of the Marine Raiders Women's Auxiliary. Keith and Audrey were huge supporters of the Empire Bank Men's Softball team, avid fans of the SMSU (MSU) Bears Basketball, Cardinals baseball, and the Kansas City Chiefs football team. She was preceded in death by her husband Keith, son Stephen, her parents, brothers Rex and Kenneth, sisters Alma and Helen, and granddaughter Laura. Audrey is survived by two sisters, Mildred and Shirley, son Dexter and wife Jan, and daughter Sharon. She was "Nana" to four grandchildren, Debi and husband Arnold, Michael, Joel and wife Allison, and Heather and husband Ryan, nine great-grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren and their families. Funeral services will be held in the Chapel at King's Way United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 10:30 am with Rev. Laura Murphy officiating, under the care of Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home. The family will be welcoming visitors from 10:00 to 10:30 am at the church. Private family burial will be in Hazelwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to King's Way United Methodist Church, 2401 S. Lone Pine, Springfield, MO 65804, or Mercy Hospice, 1570 W. Battlefield, Springfield, MO 65807.
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