The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, Apr. 10, 2020

Janet Ruth Davis

Janet Ruth Davis of Wren passed away at 10:50 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Swiss Village in Berne, Indiana. 

Janet Ruth Davis

She was born to Joseph G.E. Pence and Thelma V. (Davis) Hutchins on April 17, 1935. Janet was united in marriage to Larry “Moe” Davis on October 9, 1955, in Decatur, Indiana, and together they raised four children, Jeff (Carrie), Laura, Jack (Monica), and James “Jamey”. 

Janet so enjoyed her seven grandchildren, Joe (Ashlynn); Kristen, Jay, and Kim Davis, Natalie (Aaron) Cline, Nick (Siobhan) Marquardt, and Payton (Travis) Hamrick; as well as her great-grandchildren, Emma, McKinley, Hadley, Ryder, Breccan, Leighton, Emma, and Boden. 

Each child and every grandchild holds a special memory of Janet, be it learning to play cards, a day spent shopping, or lunch being served in the middle of a “hard work day”.

Janet was a graduate of the Wren High School class of 1953 and a member of St. Paul’s Reformed Church in America, where she was active in the Women’s Fellowship. She was a long-standing member of the Wren Christmas Society and an avid supporter of the Wren Ballpark Association, rarely missing a game of summer ball.  Her sports enthusiasm carried through to school sports where she and Moe could be seen at every Crestview home game cheering on her mighty Knights. She was also a huge Elvis Presley fan. Janet retired in 2000, after 29 years of service at CTS of Berne where she made many wonderful life-long friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Larry, her son, Jamey, and her sister, Joan Nicholson.

There will be a private service held for family with a celebration of life to be held at a later date.

Preferred memorials: Wren EMS or St. Paul Reformed Church in America.

POSTED: 03/23/20 at 3:05 pm. FILED UNDER: Obituaries