Alice (Cooper) Davis

Date of Birth

Feb 02,1926

Date of Death

Jul 23,2008

NAME Alice M. Davis, age 82, passed away at Provena Mercy Center Hospital, Aurora, IL on Wednesday, July 23, 2008. BORN: She was born February 2, 1926, the daughter of John and Edith (Baker) Cooper in Big Rock, IL. EARLY YEARS :She grew up in Big Rock and attended local schools. She graduated in 1944 and held several local jobs for a time. Alice spent 27 years working at Parkway Press in Batavia before retiring in the late 1980’s. MARRIAGE Alice was united in marriage to Olen Davis in 1950 and they made their home in Big Rock before moving to Aurora in 1955. Alice was proud to live in her same neighborhood until declining health brought her a new home in Countryside Care Center, Aurora. LIFE NOTES Alice was a writer and wrote from the heart hundreds of cards and letters to friends and family. She was an animal lover and made room in her heart for a number of family pets over the years. Throughout her life she dedicated herself to her loving family making their house a home and in later years making sure each grandchild and great-grandchild felt special. SURVIVORS She now leaves her two children:Gloria Davis of Aurora, IL and Tom ( Mary) Davis of Naperville, IL;Six grandchildren:Michelle Smith of Daytona Beach, Florida,April (Carl) Moore of Hudson, OH,August Gosnell of Avon, CO,Alyssa Davis of Aurora, IL, Zachary Davis of NY, and Tim Davis of Naperville, IL Several great-grandchildren;Four siblings:Mabel Sanmann of Plano, ILGeorge Cooper of Montgomery, IL, Shirley Leadbetter of Montgomery, IL and Carroll Cooper of Plano, IL;Many nieces, nephews and a family of friends. PRECEDED She now joins her husband Olen and one son Daniel Davis who preceded her in death. VISITATION / FUNERAL Friends may call from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, 2008 at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL. A funeral to celebrate her life will follow visitation at 5 p.m. Rev. Raymond Attawai, pastor of Second Presbyterian Church, Aurora, will officiate and private family interment will follow cremation at a later date. MEMORIAL A memorial has been established in her name. Checks may be made to the " Alice Davis Memorial" and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family at the same address or through

Friends may call at Conley Funeral Home from 1-4:45 on Sunday July 27, 2008. With a service to celebrate her live to follow at 5:00.

Following cremtion interment will take place at Welch Cemetery in Big Rock at a later date, to be announced.

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