Thursday, February 7, 2013
Evelyn Mae Taylor Davison, 1929-2013
The Seymour Herald - 10 January 2013
Evelyn Mae (Taylor) Davison was born August 13, 1929 south of Iconium, Iowa. She was the daughter of Fred and Alice (Murphy)Taylor. She attended Shanghai rural school south of Iconium and graduated from Moravia High School in May 1946. [She died 25 January 2013.]
On December 25, 1948 she and Gerald Davison were married at the Udell Brethren Manse. He preceded her in death on January 16, 2004. They and their sons farmed northwest of Moulton and west of Numa. They moved to Centerville in February 1967. She soon began her employment at St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital as a CNA. Fourteen years later she transferred to the laundry department. She retired from the hospital after 30 1/2 years to care for her husband as he went to Ottumwa then Corydon for dialysis.
She had several hobbies; such as crewel embroidery, counted cross stitch, crocheting, sewing for herself and quilts for some of the great grandchildren and gardening as long as she was able. he crocheted tablecloth, doilies, a bedspread and numerous afghans-baby and adult.
She is survived by her two sons, Harold (Beth) and Donald (Debra)of Centerville, 5 grandchildren: Michelle (Richard) Blythe of Chariton, Deanna (William) Moorman of Centerville, Destry (Susie) Davison of Austin, TX, Melanie Dunphy of Griswold, Danielle (Ryan) Hodges of Centerville. 11 great grandchildren: Jared and Austin Ritenour, Jacen Reed,and Alex Blythe all of Chariton, Emma and Jacob Maass of Griswold, Garrett, Madison and Drennan Moorman of Centerville, Presley and Tage Davison of Austin, TX, a brother Fred Earl (Annabeth) Taylor of Ottumwa, sister-in-law Bethel Ballanger of Coatsville, MO.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald, a 10 year old son Jerald Gene, her parents, 2 sisters, Ruth Brown and June Young of Seymour and a cousin Floyd Green who lived his earlier years with the family.'
Graveside service was held Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Jerome Cemetery with Rev. Kay Singley officiating. Visitation was Monday with the family at Thomas Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to Jerome Cemetery or Mercy Medical Center- Long Term Care which may be left at or mailed to Thomas Funeral Home - 23548 Hwy 5 - PO Box 125 - Centerville, Iowa 52544. Condolences and video may be shared at www.thomasfh.com.