Margaret R. Davis

Posted 12/20/23

CONYERS, Ga. – Margaret Ruth Davis, 95, passed away on Dec. 12, 2023, in Conyers, Ga.

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Margaret R. Davis


CONYERS, Ga. – Margaret Ruth Davis, 95, passed away on Dec. 12, 2023, in Conyers, Ga.

A memorial service to honor Margaret’s life will be determined at a later date. Please join us in celebrating Margaret Ruth Davis’ remarkable life and the lasting impact she had on her family and community.

She was born on June 13, 1928, in Belleview, Calhoun County, Ill., to Everet Bouyea and Nellie Wineland.

Margaret is survived by her brother, Gene Wineland (Ferrolyn), and sister, Anna Beth Gross (Albert); her daughter, Ruth Ann Howdeshell; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren; and well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon Davis; two sons, Ronald Howdeshell and Lloyd Howdeshell; her daughter, Sharon Donaldson; two sisters, Edna Beaver and Wanda Kupperschmid; and one brother, Dean Wineland.

Margaret had a vibrant personality and was known for her caring and loving nature. She cherished her family dearly and had a warm heart for everyone she met. Margaret found joy in her work and held various jobs throughout her life, including factory work, waitress, cook, and her most beloved role as a bailiff in the LaSalle County court system.

In her free time, Margaret indulged in her hobbies of shopping and dancing. She had a passion for travel and enjoyed exploring new places. Margaret’s dedication to service extended beyond her career, as she also volunteered her time after retiring.

Margaret was a member in good standing at Mendota First United Methodist Church and later at Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Conyers, Ga. Her faith played an important role in her life.