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Betty Lou Davis

Betty Lou Davis, 87, of Philadelphia, Mo., passed away at 7:23 p.m., Saturday, March 20, 2021. at her home in Philadelphia.

                     Betty Lou Davis

Betty was born July 17, 1933, in Philadelphia, to Vernon and Gertrude Hipkins Ragar. She was married to Lester “Curly” Davis on Aug. 27, 1949 in Palmyra, Mo. He preceded her in death May 13, 2016.

Survivors include her sons, Randy (Linda) Davis, Philadelphia,; and Jon Davis (Daniel Shelton), Palmyra; brother, Arnold (Patsy) Ragar, Philadelphia; sister, Cleo (Glen)Voepel, Philadelphia; grandchildren, Lisa (Chris) Potter, Christina Carlson, Steven Fisher, Mandy (Joe) Femali and Laura Crane (her adopted daughter); great-grandchildren, Brayden, Brennan, Andrew, Aiden, Annelise, Logan, Heidi and Memphis.

Betty was also preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Linda L. Bartz; grandson, Antar Davis; and siblings, Jeanette Sammons, Stella Cochran, Ray Ragar, Mary Alice Voepel, Nora Burnham, Percy Ragar, Norman Ragar, Carl Ragar, Vernon Ragar and Jessie Ray Ragar.

Betty was a vibrant, generous, caring person who helped her husband (Curly) diligently on the farm. 

She liked quilting, fishing, rocking, mushroom hunting, picking blackberries and most of all, spending time with her family. 

Her faith in Christ defined her. She was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 27. Pastor Roger Stevens will officiate. Burial will be at the Coleman-Ragar Cemetery in Philadelphia.

Pallbearers will be John David Sammons, Jay Ragar, Scott Ragar, Wayde Mann, James Mann and Lloyd Ercil Ragar.

Honorary pallbearers will be Steven Fisher, Milt Voepel and Donnie Ragar.

A visitation will be held Saturday, March 27, from 12 p.m. until the time of service at the Philadelphia Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Coleman-Ragar Cemetery Association or Philadelphia Baptist Church.

The family is being served by Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra.

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