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Obituaries

April 10, 2013

Betty Lou (McGuire) Davis

April 12, 1928 - April 6, 2013

Betty Lou (McGuire) Davis, 84, Kokomo, passed away at 1:48 p.m. on Saturday April 6, 2013, at Community Howard Regional Health. She was born April 12, 1928, in Kokomo to the late William and Jeanette (Bennett) McGuire. On Aug. 31, 1946, she married the love of her life, Walter Davis Jr., and they were happily married until his passing on Dec. 26, 1993.

Betty graduated from Kokomo High School before starting her employment at Haynes Stellite in Kokomo. She worked there as a machinist for 30 years retiring in 1981 and was one of the first women to work in the machine shop. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, United Steelworkers of America, and Quarter Century Club. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren. She was loving and kind to everyone. She also loved bowling and playing bingo.

Betty is survived by her daughter June Avila; her grandchildren, Lynn and Brian Smith, Missy Harris, Larry and Eva Crull, Jayme and Sarah Whitaker, and Roland Avila; great-grandchildren, Brandon and fiancé Carrie, Matt, Adam, Ryan and Shanna, Lindsay, Jordan, David and Ashley, Shelby, Elizabeth, Cameron and Bella; great-great-grandchildren, Brandon, Tavien, BraLin, Kimoni, Kaitlynn, Hailey, Nathan, Brayden and Rayn; her sister, Wanda Fivecoate; brother, Paul and Judy McGuire; brother and sisters-in-law: Lester Davis, Linda Phipps Mugg, Edith Pike; and many nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Bill McGuire; grandsons, Thomas and Anthony; and sister-in-law, Mary Helen Wright.

There will be a graveside service for Betty at 11 a.m. Thursday at Crown Point Cemetery, 1103 E. Sycamore St., Kokomo, IN 46901, with Pastor David Leeder officiating. Betty’s friends and family are welcome to join for a time of visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel, 725 S. Main St.

You are invited to read Betty’s obituary at www.ellersmortuary.com, where you may sign the guest book, share a personal message, or order flowers for the family. Ellers Mortuary Main Street Chapel, 725 S. Main St., assisted the family with arrangements.

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