Helen Davis

Posted Online: April 04, 2013, 6:06 pm
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Helen K. Davis, 95, Bettendorf, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at ManorCare Utica Ridge, Davenport.
Private services are at Rock Island National Cemetery. McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf, is assisting the family.
She was born Jan. 10, 1918, in Melcher, Iowa, to Charles and Frances White Norris.
Surviving are daughter, Marsha (Ernest) Fox, Bettendorf; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Potter; and daughter-in-law, Sharon Lovelace, Moline. She was preceded in death by husband, James Davis; and son, Richard Lovelace.


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