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Ruth Davis

January 18, 1931 — August 25, 2019

Ruth E. Davis, 88, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2019 in Topeka.

She was born January 18, 1931 at Rossville the daughter of Clifford and Bertha Holtz Reser.   She was raised in the Rossville community.  Ruth had lived in Pauline from 1957 until moving to the St. Marys community in 1988.   She had lived in Topeka the past year.

Ruth was a farmer and had worked for USD No. 321 as a custodian retiring in 2009.

She was united in marriage to Joseph W.  “Joe” Davis on July 30, 1949.  He preceded her in death on October 28, 2009.

Survivors include her children, Josephine Davis, Dianne (Bud) Park, Bill Davis, Debra (Mike) Bond, David (Elaine) Davis, Brenda (William) Parsons and Milinda (Keith) Bourne; her sister, Lucille Porter; 14 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren with two on the way.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys.  Mrs. Davis will lie in state from 1:00 until service time.  Interment will be in the Rossville Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Great Lakes Hospice and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536.  To leave online condolences go to

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