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Sylvia K. Davis

June 21, 1945 ~ June 25, 2020 (age 75)

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Sylvia K. Davis, 75, of Onawa, Iowa, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Elmwood Care Centre, Onawa, Iowa.

Memorial Services will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at the Rush Family Chapel, Onawa, Iowa with Pastor Michael Lewis officiating. (Social distancing measures must be followed). Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery, Mapleton, Iowa. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Monday, June 29, 2020 at the Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service, Onawa, Iowa.

Sylvia Kathleen was born June 21, 1945 in Onawa, Iowa, the daughter of Rufus William and Maude Armenta (Jacobs) Johnson. She grew up on a farm and attended Onawa High school. She was a waitress in Onawa for several years. She then moved to Colorado and was a caretaker for approximately two years.

Sylvia (Johnson) married Richard Wayne Davis on April 2, 1966 in Onawa, Iowa. To this union two children were born, Bill and Ellen.

She worked for the Onawa Bakery and enjoyed making wedding cakes, birthday cakes, and doughnuts. Sylvia also took care of ladies here in Onawa and helped out a lot of people with many things. She loved Elvis Presley, baking, cooking, and gardening. She was the neighborhood “Mom”. Her nieces and nephews played an important role in her life. She loved spending time with all of her family especially her children, grandchildren, great- grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  

Survivors include her two children, Bill (Lori) Davis of Ida Grove, Iowa, and Ellen (Tom) Fender of Medical Lake, Washington; her grandchildren, LLythellen (Preston) Jackson of Wallace, Idaho, Amanda Davis of Ida Grove, Iowa, Tabitha (Fiancé Adam Monk) Davis of Ida Grove, Iowa, and Logan Davis of Ida Grove, Iowa; two great-grandchildren, Jasmine Fryer of Wallace, Idaho, and Mackenzie Jackson of Wallace, Idaho; one sister, Carolyn Johnson of Onawa, Iowa; two brothers, Raymond and Leonard Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Wayne Davis; her parents, Rufus William and Maude Armenta (Jacobs) Johnson; one grandchild, LLythaniele Fender; one sister, Dorothy (Richard) King; and one brother, Kenny Johnson.

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June 29, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Rush Family Chapel
1629 10th Street
Onawa, IA 51040

Memorial Service
June 30, 2020

11:00 AM
Rush Family Chapel
1629 10th Street
Onawa, IA 51040

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