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Mrs. Bertha F. Davis, Marcellus, Dies on Way Home from Cemetery



Marcellus, May 31 - Mrs. Bertha F. Davis, 75, wife of Elmer Davis of Marcellus, died suddenly Thursday evening in their car as they were returning from the cemetery where they had been decorating the grave of their son, Max Davis, who died here a few years ago.


She was born in Germany, Sept. 26, 1871, the daughter of Frederick and Augustine Keothey Arndt, coming to America at the age of nine.  Her marriage to Elmer Davis took place in Cassopolis on Mar. 12, 1890.  They lived in Cassopolis for a few years, then in Volinia township, and on a farm north of Marcellus for 38 years which they sold a year ago and moved into the village.


Three sons survive, Rex and Leon Davis of Jackson, Ted Davis of Dayton, Ohio, the son Max, Grand Trunk agent here, dying a few years ago. She also leaves five grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Wren Playford, Dowagiac; and Mrs. Ray Clark, and Mrs. Charles Hartsell of Volinia.


Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 in the Romig Funeral Home with Rev. Inex Martz officiating. Internment will be in the Marcellus Cemetery.



Received from Cara Davis Stemen, 4 Dec 2006