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Dorothy Elizabeth Davis

Dorothy Elizabeth Davis

Dorothy Elizabeth Davis, age 91, of Quincy, died on Saturday, September 4, 2021 in the Good Samaritan Home. She was born on December 6, 1929 in St. Paul, IA, the daughter of Raymond J. and Anna (Linkenfelder) Karhoff. She was a graduate of Catholic Central High School in Fort Madison, IA. She married Clovie J. Davis on June 4, 1949 in Fort Madison, IA. He preceded her in death on April 2, 2008. Dorothy was a secretary and office assistant for the State of Iowa from June of 1972 until her retirement in September of 1993. Prior to Dorothy moving to Quincy, she spent most of her life in the Burlington, IA area.

Dorothy was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church. She was a member of the Legion of Mary. She enjoyed camping and wintering in Mission, TX. Dorothy was a very social person and enjoyed cards, playing games and puzzles.

She is survived by:
FOUR SONS: Michael J. Davis (Ellen) of Donnellson, IA, Daniel Alan Davis (Lynn) of Cedar Rapids, IA, Jerry L. Davis (Donna) of Quincy and Steven R. Davis (Sheryl) of Hindsville, AR.
GRANDCHILDREN: Andrew Davis (Carrie), Adam Davis, Jill Hoff (Ryan), Justin Davis (Melissa), Ryan Davis (Angie), Kimberly Hertel (Michael), Jaimie Ackles (Ryan) and Becky McKnight (Charles).
STEP-GRANDCHILDREN: Jennifer Schurfeld, Chip Schurfeld, Steven Davis (Leah),
Owen Davis (Ray) and Amanda Isaacs (Brian).
ONE SISTER: Jeannette Hines.
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

In addition to her husband, Dorothy was also preceded in death by: her parents, a granddaughter Amy Kathleen Davis, a brother Larry Karhoff and a sister Betty Ann McKoon.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. in St. Peter Catholic Church. Visitation will be held at the church from 10:30 until the time of the services at 11:30. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery in West Burlington, IA on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to St. Peter Catholic Church.

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Mary Schuttler
Quincy, IL
My sympathy to the family of Dorothy. I did not know her long - St. Peter started a ministry last Easter of sending cards and letters to shut-ins. I got Dorothy's name and address, and began sending her weekly cards with little daily devotions. I continued the practice after Easter was past, and not long before she passed away, she called me to thank me. I'm so glad she enjoyed them and maybe found some inspiration from them. I was hoping to go visit her when the COVID restrictions were lifted, but that was not to be. She was not able to write back to me, so I didn't get to know her, but I have included her in my prayers since beginning the cards. From the obituary, she sounds like a lady with a lot of faith. I know she's with Jesus now. Know she will be missed by all of you..
Diana Saunders
Myrtle Beach, SC
My hearts go out to all of my Aunt Dorothy's dear friends and FAMILY!! She was a very sweet lady, loved by so many. Many lives have been blessed by her. Love and prayers 💗
Melody Fortenberry
Dallas, TX
I cherish the memories of visiting with Dorothy and the family as a child during the summers. She was so joyful and kind. She will forever be in my heart. I know she is at peace now that she is in the loving arms of Our Lord.
Ruth Heneghan
Chicago, IL
My husband, Jim, and I are very sad at the loss of my sister-in-law, Dorothy. Since I was young when she and my brother, Clovie, married she was like a sister. We have many fond memories. I will remember her every time I use one of her many recipes she shared. Their four sons, my nephews, are like kid brothers to me. We are very glad we were able to visit with her in July. Even though we will not be able to attend her services we will be there in spirit. Many prayers for all. Love, Ruth and Jim
Jim Heneghan
Aurora, IL
Everyone was better off for knowing Dorothy. She had a way of making everyone feel important and if you ever visited she made it feel like your 2nd home. She had the best smile !
Mike Evans
I have known Dorothy most of my 64 years on this earth. I am not sure I ever met a sweeter human being than this women. God gained and we lost with Dorothy!!!