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Evelyn Davis

July 25, 1922 November 7, 2014
Evelyn Davis
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Obituary for Evelyn Davis

Worthington, MN


     Evelyn (Bunkers) Davis, 92, of Worthington, MN passed away Friday, November 7, 2014, at Mount Olivet Careview Home in Minneapolis, surrounded by her family.  Evelyn was born July 25, 1922, in Flandreau, SD to William and Clara Bunkers.

      After short periods in Flandreau and then Lismore, MN, she grew up in Windom, MN. She graduated from Windom HS in 1940 and The College of St. Benedict in 1944 with a degree in Business Education and a minor in English.

      Evelyn taught in Adams, MN and Heron Lake, MN. She later subbed at many local area schools including Worthington, Lakefield, Heron Lake, Round Lake and Brewster up to the age of 80! She also worked in an insurance agency and did tax preparation work.

      Evelyn married LeRoy Davis on May 20, 1950. She was preceded in death by LeRoy, her parents, and all seven younger siblings Elmer, Viola,
Isabelle, Mary, Helen, Agnes, and Gerald.

      Evelyn is survived by her daughter, Mary Davis, New Brighton, MN and son, Thomas Davis (Marge Watry), Chaska and grandchildren, Emily Davis, Minneapolis, and Spencer Davis, Minneapolis. She is also survived by many relatives, and friends.

      Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Worthington, MN, with Father Jim Callahan officiating. Visitation will occur an hour before the service. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery followed by a lunch at St. Mary’s Grade School.

      Casket Bearers will be nieces and nephews, David Shanks, Tim Bunkers, Ruth Smith, Kathy Smith, Dick Davis and Shannon Huber. Honorary Casket Bearers will be nieces and nephews Kevin Bray, Larry Davis, Patty Symens, and sisters in law Donna Bunkers and Betty Bunkers and brother in law Bob Shanks. Readers will be Chris and Dennis Miller.


Benson Funeral Home is coordinating the arrangements.

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