Gloria Jean Davis

Gloria Jean Davis, age 78 of Markesan, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at her home with family at her side, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was a beloved mother, wife, sister, and friend.

Gloria was born in Hazel Green, WI on July 19, 1944, daughter of John and Melda (Champion) Rowe. She attended school in Markesan and graduated in 1962. Gloria was united in marriage to Herbert Davis on February 8, 1964. During and after her husband’s time in the service, Gloria lived in Georgia, Washington, and North Carolina before settling back in the Markesan area. She worked at Robin II, the local hardware store, and the Markesan Pharmacy. 

Gloria was an avid book reader and crafter. She enjoyed camping with her family, antiques, birds, puzzles, tending to her many flower gardens, and her dogs. 

Gloria is survived by her husband of 58 years, Herbert Davis; daughter Brenda Davis; sisters Carolyn Bostwick, Jacqueline (Robert) Lentine, Betty Lentine, Mary (Mike) Meade, Teresa Rowe, and Beth Upward; brothers John Rowe, and George Rowe; siblings-in-law Carol Davis, Lisa Davis, Margaret Roberts, Gilbert (Betty) Davis, and Richard (Pat) Davis; her precious dog, Goldie; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by both her parents; step-parents Gladys and Bernard Robbins; brothers Dennis Goke and Dennis Yerges; brothers-in-law Ed Lentine, Bill Bostwick, David Upward, Lee Davis, Robert Davis; and sister-in-law June Davis.

In keeping with Gloria’s wishes, no service will be held. The family would like to send a special thanks to Agnesian HealthCare Hospice Hope. Their comforting care was a blessing to us all.

Markesan Community Funeral Home is assisting the family.