Beverly Arlene Davis, age 80, a resident of Hiattville, Kansas, passed away Saturday morning, March 14, 2015, at the Medicalodge of Fort Scott surrounded by family. She was born January 9, 1935, at Mercy Hospital in Ft. Scott, Kansas, the daughter of Kenneth Thomas and Edna Farmer Thomas. She married Conrad L. Davis on June 1, 1952, at the Pawnee Methodist Church. He preceded her in death on March 20, 1999. Beverly graduated from Fort Scott High School and lived her entire life in the Fort Scott and Hiattville areas. She was a farm wife and homemaker who maintained the farm records. In her earlier years, she worked in the billing department of Key Industries for one year, JC Penney’s for thirteen years and part-time for the Hepler Bank for four years. She was the matriarch of the Davis/Foster Dairy Farm and hosted annually a huge family reunion during the Fourth of July. She thoroughly enjoyed planting flowers and was a Master Gardener. She enjoyed traveling with the Fun Seekers and shopping. Attending meetings and being active in the Eastern Star was her passion. She belonged for over sixty years and was a member of the Olive Chapter #13 OES of Ft. Scott. Her highlight was getting to serve the Grand Chapter of Kansas OES as Grand Ruth during the 2006-2007 session with the theme of “The Spirit of Christmas.” She was a longtime member of the Hiattville United Methodist Church and was the current financial secretary. She also belonged to the United Methodist Women and was a Walnut Township Officer.
Beverly is survived by one brother, Keith Thomas and wife, Georgia, of Lawrence, Kansas; a daughter, Lynda Foster and husband, Gary, of Ft. Scott, and three sons, Denny Davis and Norma Davis, of Ft. Scott, Kevin Davis and wife, Brenda and Mark Davis and wife, Stacy, all of Scott City, Kansas. Grandsons, David Foster and wife, Addi, of Ft. Scott, Adam Foster, of Weston, Missouri, Jason Davis and fiancée, Kelly Donnelly, Overland Park, Kansas, Kelly Davis and wife, Niki, of Ft. Scott, Austin Davis, of Manhattan, Kansas and Chris Davis and wife, Gayle of Lawrence, Kansas; granddaughters, Aubrey Davis, of Manhattan, Jenee’ Davis, of Eldorado, Kansas, and Macy and Trella Davis, of Scott City, Kansas; a step-grandson, Jason Bentley and wife, Kelsey of Farmington, Arkansas and step-granddaughter, Randi Schnur and husband, Jake, of Wichita, Kansas; thirteen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Also surviving are two very close friends, Clara Brewer and Judy Tripp, of Ft. Scott. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.
Rev. Don Flanner and Rev. Joni Raymond will conduct funeral services at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, March 19th at the Hiattville United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at the Cheney Witt Chapel with Eastern Star Services conducted at 7:30 P.M. Memorials are suggested to the Hiattville United Methodist Church Building Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online celebration wall at cheneywitt.com.