Reba Louise Davis, went to be with her Lord Jesus on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. She was born on Oct. 16, 1937, in Mound Valley.
Reba graduated from Greenville Free Methodist College in Greenville, Ill., and after completing her education at Coffeyville College, she taught school in a rural elementary school north of Coffeyville.
On Oct. 22, 1958, she married the love of her life, Jim Davis, in Battle Creek, Mich. While Jim was in the USAF in Michigan, Reba worked at GMAC in Battle Creek. After a few years, Reba, Jim and their seven children moved to Olathe, for the children to attend MANC (currently known as Mid-America Nazarene University). She was the "College Church Cook" for many years, cooking the senior dinners several times a year and the funeral dinners for more than 25 years. She is in His arms now, whom she loved with all her heart.
Survivors include her husband, Jim; seven children, James M. Davis, Teresa L. Williams, Connie A. Smith, David Mark Davis, John Daniel Davis, Catherine J. Davis, Timothy M. Davis; two brothers, George Hoke and John Hoke; two sisters, Shirley Keesler and Alice Livermore; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4 at College Church of the Nazarene, 2020 E. Sheridan, Olathe, with funeral service beginning at 11 a.m. Memorials are suggested to College Church of the Nazarene. To leave a message for the family, please visit www.Penwellgabelolathe.com.