Doris L. Davis, the daughter of Ruby (Lawrence) and Thel Harlow was born April 18, 1911 in Brooks, Iowa. Doris entered Eternal Rest on Sunday, November 6, 2005 at Corning Nursing and Rehab Center at the age of ninety four years, six months and twenty-two days.
She graduated from Corning High School in 1929 and taught country schools in Adams County for several years. On May 19, 1932, in Plattsmouth, Nebraska, Frank Marion Davis and Doris L. Harlow were united in marriage, to this union 2 sons were born, Dean R. and Robert James.
Doris was a member of the Farm Bureau Ladies Club, Kil Kare Klub, Departmental Club - History Department, Home and Garden Department, and Craft Club. She was formerly an Adams County Homemaker of the Year. Doris enjoyed cooking, especially enjoyed making cookies for family and neighbors. She was famous for her needlework. She was taught by her mother at a very early age to crochet and sew. Over the years she crafted over 70 quilts. She had her own quilt show at the Corning Public Library in 1999, showing over 70 of her own creations. After her husband Franks death, her attention turned to making lap quilts. In the ten year period after his death, Doris completed 1000 lap quilts which have been distributed in local nursing homes as well as several other states throughout the Midwest. Her hands were always creating something.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Frank (January 17, 1995); sister, Darlene McGrath; brother-in-law, J. H. McGrath; father-in-law, Joseph Davis and mother-in-law, Estella Davis.
She is survived by two sons: Dean (Dianne) Davis of Corning, Iowa and Robert (Sue) Davis of Eustis, Nebraska; four grandchildren: Douglas R. (Monique) Davis; Daniel J. Davis, Janis L. Davis, and Jason A. Davis; great-grandchild, Mia Davis; step-great-grandchild, Amanda Yoho; special niece, Stephanie McGrath and numerous nephews and other relatives.