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Davis, D. Marilyn
78, of Galesburg died at 10:28 a.m. Friday December 30, 2011 in Rosewood Care Center.

She was born March 6, 1933 in Henry County, Ill. the daughter of Kenneth Dale and Dorothy Elliott Moody. She married Cecil Bud Davis Sr. in Galesburg on May 5, 1957. He preceded her in death on December 12, 2008.

She is survived by two sons, K.D. (Gail) Davis of DePere, Wis. and Cecil ''Buddy'' Davis, Jr. of Galesburg; a daughter, Sherryl (Gerald) Beard of Rio, Ill., daughter-in-law, Sherry Davis of Galesburg; her brother, Ronald (Karen) Moody of Altona, Ill.; one sister. Margaret (Ron) Patterson of Lake Bracken; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, SGT 1st Class Rodney Davis; and her brother, Gene Moody.

Marilyn worked as the office assistant for District 205 for 7 years and a receptionist for Dr. Cannon and Dr. Holland for 8 years. She later worked at the Knox County Courthouse as a sheriffs deputy for 8 years. She retired in 1992. Marilyn graduated from ROVA High School in 1951. She was a member of the Central Congregational Church. She enjoyed volunteering, was active in PTA, she was an avid golfer and loved to bird watch.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2012 in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. James Ecklund and Rev. Thomas Heather will officiate. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at the chapel. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the Central Congregational Church. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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