Ina Davis


    Ina (nee Harris) Davis was born February 28, 1925 in Davisville, Missouri to James Thomas and Bessie Jane Bettorf Harris and passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at the age of 96 years, 6 months and 12 days.


    On January 13, 1944 in Steelville, Missouri married Gilbert Wayne Davis.
    Ina dedicated her life to Christ at an early age and was a devout Christian throughout her life. She loved her role as homemaker.
    Ina was very active in PTA and served as a room mother when her children were young. She had many hobbies which included flower and vegetable gardening along with canning in the summer. And in the winter she enjoyed quilting, crocheting and decorating for the holidays.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Tommy and Bessie Harris; husband, Gilbert Davis; two sons, Eddie (Mary) Davis and Phil (Donna Davis Harper) Davis; daughter, Barbara Harper; brother, Bernard Harris; four sisters, Mildred (Cleatus) Turnbough, Aileen (Vincel) Cottrell, Violet (Herman) Hewkin and Bonnie Barton; parents-in-law, Roy and Fannie Davis; brothers-in-law, Lytle Davis, Eugene Davis, Jack (Ina) Davis, Glen (Virginia) Davis, Max (Mildred) Davis, Louis (Agnes) Davis and Jim Martin; and sisters-in-law, Nerene (Bruce) McGlasson, Hazel (Ray) Gibbs, Hilma (Treffie) Adams and JoAnn Crabtree.
    She is survived by her daughter, Darlene (Ron) Turner of Rolla, Missouri;  son-in-law, Charles Harper of Steelville, Missouri; brother, Thomas (Elma) Harris of Viburnum, Missouri; one sister, Betty Martin of Steelville, Missouri;  brother-in-law, Bob Crabtree of Bourbon, Missouri; 10 grandchildren, Regina (Tom) Slovensky, Tami (Chris) Richardson, Tim Davis, Tina (Bryan) Forester, Rita Harper, Mike (Miranda) Davis, Tonya (Mark) Embry, Becky (Chad) Barton, Stephen (Tammy) Harper and Erin (Robert) Harmon; many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.
    Visitation was held from noon until 2 p.m. on Monday, September 13, 2021 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
    Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday, September 13, 2021 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Rev. Jerry Beers and Charles Davis officiating. Special music of “Never Grow Old,” “This is What Heaven Means to Me” and “Beulah Land” was sung by Bruce Turnbough and Rev. Jerry Beers.
    Committal prayer and interment were in the Steelville Cemetery.
    Casket bearers were Tim Davis, Mike Davis, Stephen Harper, Cyrus Slovensky, Seth Slovensky and Matthias Slovensky.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.