Irene Gaynelle Davis, 99, Warsaw, passed away at 1:08 p.m. on Feb. 18, 2018, in Lake City Place, Warsaw.
She was born Oct. 6, 1918, to Ernest and Hazel (Ellis) Shively, in Burket. She was a 1937 graduate of Claypool High School.
On Dec. 23, 1939, Irene married Roy Max Davis in Indianapolis. They had three children during their 53-year marriage.
Mrs. Davis was a housewife during the years that her children were in school. The Davis’ then moved to Warsaw in 1976. She was employed by the Warsaw Community Schools as a cook for ten years before her retirement.
She was a member of Claypool United Methodist Church and loved her church family. In earlier days, she was involved in the Happy Homemakers Club and Claypool Fireman’s Auxillary.
She enjoyed sewing and quilting with her daughter, Betty. She was an avid Warsaw Tigers basketball fan. She attended many Chicago Cubs baseball games with her family and friends. She was also a NASCAR fan. She loved to travel with her family and spent some winters in Florida with her sister, Jeannette.
Surviving family members include: daughter, Peggy (Michael) Longenecker, Warsaw; son-in-law, Terry Jefferies, Centerpoint; four grandchildren: Michele (Tim) Persinger, Clay City; Ty (Debbie) Jefferies, Terre Haute; Earl (Julie) Patrick, Jr., Castalian Springs, Tenn.; and Ryan (Charity) Longenecker, Chandler, Ariz.; nine great grandchildren: Tanner (Brandi) Persinger, Clay City; Sierra, Jaylin, and Chad Jefferies, Terre Haute; Adam Patrick, Castalian Springs, Tenn.; Emily (Adam) Davis, Bethpage, Tenn.; Erin Longenecker, Phoenix, Ariz.; Karrah Longenecker, Chandler, Ariz.; and Kersty Patrick, Indianapolis; five great-great grandchildren; one sister, Jeannette Sadler, Warsaw; one brother, Don Shively, Claypool; and many loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Max Davis; two daughters, Patricia Jefferies and Betty Patrick; one sister, Pauline Lowry; two brothers, Merle and Albert Shively; and one grandson, Gregory Patrick.
Friends may join the family for a time of visitation at Titus Funeral Home, 2000 E. Sheridan Street, Warsaw on Wednesday Feb. 21 from 9 to 11 a.m. A funeral service, officiated by Pastor Mike Settles of Claypool United Methodist Church, will begin at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Warsaw’s Oakwood Cemetery.
Those wishing to express their sympathy may give to Claypool United Methodist Church, 302 E Section St, Claypool, IN 46510.
The staff of Titus Funeral Home considers it a privilege to care for the family and friends of Irene G. Davis.