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Ursula "Sue" May Davis

June 27, 1939 — June 10, 2023

Springfield, Missouri

Ursula “Sue” May Davis (83) was surrounded by her daughters as she met her Jesus face-to-face and reunited with her husband of 58 1/2 years (“don’t forget the 1/2”) on June 10, 2023, at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. Sue was born on June 27,1939, to Duane and Bertha “Maxine” Chandler Young in Wichita, KS. When Sue was 3, Maxine passed away. Her dad married Emily “Katherine” Chandler, who raised Sue and her two brothers as her own. She attended Wichita schools and graduated in 1957 from Wichita East High School. Sue spied the love of her life at church. She saw a handsome, red-headed young man walk in the door and thought, “I would like to date him”. Not only did she get her wish, but on September 1, 1961, Sue became Mrs. Gerald Davis and began her life as a devoted farmer’s wife. She was a help-mate in every sense of the word, as she embraced the transition from city to country life, wearing many hats as a farmhand, errand runner, cook, bookkeeper, nurse, gardener, housekeeper, caretaker, and referee. She was the strong, quiet, pillar of the family who provided emotional support. Sue was the super glue that held the family together. Gerald and Sue’s union blessed them with 4 daughters, Cheryl “Jan” Janese Davis of Springfield, MO, Sandra Sue Davis of Warsaw, MO, Cathy Diane Dauzat of Springfield, MO, and Marva Lee (Charles) Clark of Garden City, KS. Sue’s pride and joy that brought light to her eyes included her 8 grandchildren: Tyler Lee Haralson, Rowan Hoffman (Joseph), Colton David Clark, Kelsie Nicole (Keaton) Reich, Courtney Dawn (Aaron) Altvater, Trina Joy (Jonathan) Cardoza, Mason Adam Dauzat, and Jenna May Eltringham; and 3 great-grandchildren: Everest Haralson, Adelyn Elyse Altvater, and Declan Vance Reich. Sue had a servant’s heart and ministered in many capacities, including teaching Sunday school, children’s church, and leading girls’ and women’s ministries. She loved to sing praises to her savior and her daughters have fond memories of her humming and singing as she went about her daily tasks. She was very nurturing and many considered her a second mom, grandma and friend. She loved her morning devotion time, doing puzzles, working in her garden, and spending time with family. It was a priority for her to send letters and cards to loved ones and friends on birthdays and special occasions. She devoted herself to praying for others and growing daily in the Word of God. She lived to the best of her abilities as a true reflection of Jesus. Her kindness, gentleness, humility and sweet spirit were evident to everyone around her. In some of the last hours of her life, she celebrated with utter joy, exclaiming, “I get to go see Jesus and I think it’s today!”. At her homecoming she was met by her precious Lord, her husband, 3 grandbaby angels, father, mother and second mother, along with two brothers, Norman Young and Duane Young, Jr; father and mother-inlaw Ernie and Verna Davis; brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces and nephews. She leaves behind her 4 daughters, son-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, along with two sisters, Nancy (Lynn) Slaughter and Carol Young; one very special sister-in-love, Jo Young; and many beloved nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held Thursday, June 15, 2023, at True Life Church in Springfield, Missouri. Visitation will be at 10:00 am with a service following at 11:00 am. On Sunday, June 18, 2023, there will be a visitation at Fleener Funeral Home in Greensburg, Kansas from 6:00-8:00 pm. A graveside service will take place at Bethel Cemetery in Edwards County, Kansas on Monday, June 19, 2023, at 10:00 am. Memorials may be made to True Life Church Benevolence Fund, 3580 N Farm Rd 151, Springfield, MO 65803.

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