Author Topic: DAVIS, Sara Kathryn "Kathy" (Shocklee) - b. Dec. 7, 1939 - d. Sept. 17, 2020  (Read 159 times)

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Sara Kathryn "Kathy" Davis, age 80, of Wichita, Kansas and formerly of Howard, Kansas, passed away on September 17, 2020 at St. Francis Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita.  Kathy was born on December 7, 1939 in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of James Robert and Lulu (Burns) Shocklee.

Kathy moved around a lot as a child as her father worked in construction.  She attended 17 different schools while growing up and graduated from El Dorado High School in El Dorado, Kansas.  While working at her mother's cafe waiting tables, Kathy met Ted Davis who was attending college in El Dorado.  On May 10, 1958, they were married at the First Methodist Church in El Dorado.  Four children were born to this union.,  Ted and Kathy were married for 56 years until his death on April 6, 2013.

The young couple moved to Moline, Kansas in 1959 where they went into partnership with Ted's parents operating a dairy farm.  Kathy worked at the Moline Mercantile a short time and then for the Elk County District Attorney where she learned tax preparation.  Eventually, she started her own bookkeeping and tax preparation service serving Elk County for a total of 47 years.  After moving to Howard in 1968, Kathy also worked for the post office, helped Ted on the farm, and served as bookkeeper for Ted D. Davis Farm and Equipment and Ted's Auto Sales. 

Kathy was very fun-loving.  She enjoyed any gathering of friends, sewing, crafting, and quilting.  She owned and operated Mom's Quilt Works for a number of years, and she also taught quilting classes through Independence Community College in the surrounding communities.  In 2011, Kathy moved to Wichita to live with her daughter Tamara and family, where she continued quilting, traveling, and collecting fabrics from all the states they visited. 

Kathy is survived by her children, Matthew (Ruth Ann) Davis of Neodesha, Kansas, Tamara (Tim) Bobb of Wichita, Kansas, Mark Davis of Parke, Kansas, and Trisha Davis of Wichita, Kansas; 10 grandchildren'; 3 great-grandddaughters; and a half brother, Gene (Vivian( Jensen of Lincoln, Nebraska.  Kathy was preceded i death by her parents and her husband, Ted.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Howard, Kansas.  Burial will follow at Grace Lawn Cemetery.  Memorials in Kathy's name have been suggested to the Howard Friendship Meals and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.  Online condolences may left for the family at  Services have been entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home, 206 E. Washington, Howard, Kansas 67349.

(taken from the Countryside Funeral Home website)


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