JoAnn K. Davis

EVART — JoAnn K. Davis, 76, of Evart, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, at Cadillac Munson Hospital.

JoAnn was born on April 27, 1939, in Cadillac, to Russell E. and Geneva Mildred (Alden) Whitney. She graduated from Cadillac High School in 1957. JoAnn married William E. Davis on May 7, 1960, in Cadillac. Bill and JoAnn moved from Marion to the Evart area in 1963. JoAnn attended the Calvary Baptist Church in Evart. She enjoyed the outdoors, working in her flower beds, camping, boating, motorcycling and horseback riding.

JoAnn is survived by her husband of 55 years, Bill Davis, of Evart; two daughters, Cindy Jo (Donald) Marsh, of Tennessee, and Lori Ann (Richard Jr.) Stafford, of Evart; a step-daughter, Christine (Christian) Davis-Smoley, of Lady Lake, Fla.; two step-sons, Richard Davis, of Lady Lake, Fla., and Thomas (Linda) Davis, of Tennessee; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Robert Whitney, of Cadillac.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Timothy E. Davis; a granddaughter, Kayla Davis; twin sisters, Marilyn and Carolyn; and two brothers, Jerry and Richard.

Funeral services for JoAnn were at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, at the Corey Funeral Home in Evart, with Pastor Scott Farrell officiating. JoAnn will be interred in Maple Valley Cemetery in Hartwick Township.