Evelyn Margaret Davis, age 89 years of Niles Michigan, died peacefully, Saturday June 4, 2022 at her home with family by her side.
She was born on November 17, 1932 in Warren County, Tennessee to Walter & Irene Ernsberger. She came to Niles in 1941 with her family and graduated from Niles High School in 1952.
On April 4, 1953 she married Lazell Davis whom she was married to for 69 years. Together they had three daughters, Elizabeth Cooper (Pat) of Holland, Michigan, Rebecca Russcher, and Malinda Mottl (Bill) of Niles. They have 8 grandchildren Amanda (Jason) Isenga, Cory (Jessica) Cooper, Whitney Shearer, Autum (Jon) Snikkers, Kyler Shearer, Davis Russcher, Shelby Russcher and Bryce Russcher. They have eight great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Don Ersnberger and her daughter Rebecca.
Her life’s passion was caring for her family. She enjoyed camping with her children and later in life traveling with her husband and friends.
She also enjoyed weekends up in Bitely, Michigan at their cottage, reading a good book, and cooking up a delicious pot roast.
The funeral service for Evelyn Davis will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at the Halbritter-Wickens Funeral Home, 615 East Main Street in Niles with Chaplain Julie Winklepleck of Elara Caring Hospice officiating. Committal will follow at Mission Hills. The services will be available livestreamed at: https://www.facebook.com/halbritterwickensfuneralservices/.
The family will receive relatives and friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Davis may be made to Elara Caring Hospice Foundation, 404 South Jackson Street, Jackson, Michigan, 49201; https://elaracaringhospicefoundation.org/. Online condolences may be left at:
Evelyn was a devoted wife, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and a loyal friend. She will be deeply missed by all that knew and loved her.
Elara Caring Hospice Foundation
404 South Jackson Street, Jackson MI 49201