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Mrs. Sadie Davis, 88, funeral held Saturday

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Sadie Davis, 88, Saturday, Feb. 25, at First Baptist church in Cresco with burial in Forestville cemetery in Fillmore County, Minn. She died Wednesday at Evans Memorial home.

Mrs. Sadie Emma Davis was born near Rose Hill, Iowa, on May 28, 1889, to Mr. and Mrs. William Gilchrist. She married Clayton Davis on Nov. 13, 1912, at Spirit Lake. Five children were born to the couple. They farmed in Albion township until 1945. In 1947, they began running the store in Bonair and continued this until they retired in Cresco in 1957.

Sadie will always be remembered for her large flower gardens and her love for the children in the neighborhood.

She is survived by four children: Derrill of Cresco, Mrs. John (Joy) Jones of Culver City, Calif., Mrs. Harold (Edith) Havens of Lake Montezuma, Ariz., and Roger Allen of Vestal, New York; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two brothers, George Gilchrist of Solway, Minn., and Louis Gilchrist of San Jose, Calif; and one sister, Mrs. Edna Lennox of Oskaloosa.

Preceeding her in death were her husband in 1964, a son, Merrill; and her parents.

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