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Thelma Imogene "Jean" Davis
October 2, 1928 ~ September 12, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old
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Thelma Imogene “Jean” Davis, 94, passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at Wabash General Hospital with her family at her side.
She was born October 2, 1928, in Pike County, Indiana, to Willard B. and Pearl Mary (Smith) Copeland. She graduated from Spurgeon High School in 1948.
Jean married Charles H. Davis on September 12, 1953, and they shared 47 years together before his passing in February 2000. To this union two children were born: Lana K. (Mark) Ballard and Kevin D. Davis. In addition to the surviving children are two grandchildren, Johanna (Kraig) Estes and Andrew Ballard; seven great grandchildren, Ashlynn, Austin and Finleigh Ballard, Charlotte, Lilah, Penelope and Isabel Estes; a sister, Beulah Mae Copeland; a brother, Frank (Linda) Copeland; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charles; brother Willard (Mary) Copeland, Jr.; and sister, Suzi (Paul) Owens.
Jean was a longtime member of Asbury Chapel Church. She graduated from Colbern’s Academy of Beauty Culture and was a licensed beautician for many years. She worked at the garment factory until her retirement in 1990.
She was a loving mother, grandma and GiGi. Her Hobbies included gardening, crafts, knitting, crocheting, and quilting. Jean was a very good cook. For many years she and Charles enjoyed traveling and after his death she traveled with her sister Beulah.
Visitation will be Saturday, September 16, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Short-Cunningham Funeral Home, 527 N. Mulberry Street, Mt. Carmel, Illinois. Funeral services will follow visitation at 1:00 p.m. with burial at Highland Memorial Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Asbury Chapel Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to www.short-cunninghamfh.com
Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve Jean’s family.