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Mary Davis

July 24, 1948 — January 16, 2023

Gibson City


Mary Alice Davis, 74, of Gibson City peacefully passed away at 8:20 pm on January 16, 2023 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born, July 24,1948 in Bloomington, IL a daughter of Richard and Hyral (Holt) James. Mary graduated from Gibson City High School in 1966. She married Gary Davis on Sept 16,1966 in Rossville, IL.

She is survived by her husband of fifty-six years Gary Davis of Gibson City. Two children Jeremy (Gloria) Davis of Gibson City and Jennifer (Kerry) Cheely of Villa Grove; three grandchildren, Logan (Emily Sommer) Davis, Karson Davis and Reagan Cheely. Two siblings also survive Jack (Camille) James of Mahomet and Connie (Dave) Knox of Gibson City sister-in-law Shirley James of Fort Wayne, IN. She was preceded in death by her brother, Jerry James.

Mary worked at Hustedt Jewelers before retiring from State Farm corporate office in Bloomington, IL in 2011. Mary loved spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren. She was a lifelong woman of faith and loved her church family at Gibson City Bible Church. Mary was incredibly witty and never let an April Fool’s Day go by without pulling a prank on her children. Anyone that knew Mary knew her very favorite color was blue.  Mary enjoyed watching Illini basketball on TV, rarely missing a game, even in her last days.

The family would like to thank Transitions Hospice for the care provided to Mary in her final days.

Visitation will be held 4:00-6:00 pm Sunday January 22, 2023 at The Gibson City Bible Church. Funeral services will be held 10:00 am Monday January 23, 2023 at The Gibson City Bible Church with Pastor Paul Thomason officiating. Burial will be at Drummer Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Gibson City Bible Church or Moyer Library in Gibson City.


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