Evelyn B. (Benner) Davis

Born: Sun., May 24, 1931
Died: Sun., Oct. 4, 2015


9:30 AM to 11:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 08, 2015
Location: Free Spring Church of the Brethren

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Oct. 08, 2015
Location: Free Spring Church of the Brethren


Thu., Oct. 08, 2015
Location: Goodwill Cemetery

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     Evelyn B. Davis, 84, of Thompsontown went to be with her Lord on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, surrounded by her loving family.

     Born May 24, 1931, in Fayette Township, Juniata Co., she was a daughter of the late Samuel M. and Mary (Adams) Benner. Her husband, J. Franklin "Frank" Davis, whom she married June 14, 1951, died on June 27, 1978.

     She is survived by seven children and their spouses, Lois and Gary Hoffman of Loganton, Linda and Dave Myers of Millerstown, Lori and Roger Walter of McAlisterville, Lana Dreese of Richfield, Lane Davis of McAlisterville, Leslie and Ken Laudenslager of Middleburg, and Leon and Angela Davis of Thompsontown; one brother, Wilbur Benner and wife, Jane, of Chambersburg, 23 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

     She was preceded in death by three sisters, Lillian Fogleman, Luella Phillips, and Reba Holley and three brothers, Miles Benner, Melvin Benner, and Samuel Benner.

     Evelyn retired from the PA State Hospital, Harrisburg.

     She was a member of Free Spring Church of the Brethren.

     She enjoyed reading and word finds, was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

     Her funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8, at Free Spring Church of the Brethren with Rev. Terry Smith officiating. Interment will be in Goodwill Cemetery, Bunkertown.

     Although there will be no viewing, her family will receive friends on Thursday from 9:30 until the time of the services at the church.

     For those who desire, memorial contributions may be made to Free Spring COB, 670 Free Spring Road, Mifflintown, PA 17059.

     Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown has care of the arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.gussfh.com.

     Free Spring Church of the Brethren is located on Free Spring Road between Oakland Mills and Van Wert.

Charitable donations may be made in Evelyn's memory to the following organization:

Free Spring Church of the Brethren
670 Free Spring Church Road, Mifflintown, PA 17059

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Mark and Irene Hockenbroch & family
   Posted Tue October 06, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Our deepest sympathy to all.

Rob Gosnell
   Posted Wed October 07, 2015
Sincere condolences are wished for your entire family. Rob Gosnell

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