Ethel I. Davis
Date of Birth
March 15, 1923
Ottawa, Kansas
Entered into Rest
September 6, 2015
Wahoo, Nebraska
Funeral Service

Friday, September 11, 2015 ~ 11:00 a.m.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment at Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Military Honors by American Legion #129

Visitation Directions

Thursday, September 10, 2015 ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Marcy Chapel ~ Ashland, Nebraska

Memorials – in lieu of flowers

American Legion #129 or St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church

Ethel I. Davis, 92 of Ashland, NE, died Sunday, September 6, 2015 at South Haven Living Center in Wahoo. She was born March 15, 1923 in Ottawa, KS to Charles and Mabel (Williams) Ikenberry. She graduated from Ottawa High School in 1942. She also graduated from Helen Templeton Beauty School in Kansas City. Ethel served her country for two years in the U.S. Navy until she was honorably discharged in 1946.

Ethel enjoyed her family and grandchildren, traveling, and being part of the Stir-up parade with the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a lifetime member of the American Legion #129 and the American Legion Auxiliary #129. She was a past member of Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Ashland.

She is survived by children, Steve (Pam) Davis of Overland Park, KS, Don Davis of Kansas City, MO, Joyce Kathy (Doug) Smith of Murdock, Laura (Rick) Kempkes of Ashland, and Jeff (Sue) Davis of Ithaca; 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Larry (Lois) Ikenberry of Palmyra; sister, Lucy Ann (Bill) Masek of Syracuse.

She was preceded in death by special friend, Jerry Stander; parents, Charles and Mabel Ikenberry; step-mother, Hilda Ikenberry; sisters, Maureen, Vivian, and Charlene.

Condolences for Ethel I. Davis
  1. Ann Christian
    • September 7, 2015 - 4 years ago

    Aunt Ethel was Mom’s little sister. When the sisters lost their Mom at a young age, my Mom, Aunt Maurine, as the oldest helped with the rearing of the siblings. Aunt Ethel was a joy to Mom and I remember well the stories of those “growing up” years that Mom told us. There was never a question of the love Aunt Ethel had for her children. Hope to see you in Ashland. Ann Christian,niece

  2. Teri Miller
    • September 8, 2015 - 4 years ago

    Ethel was a very loving and generous friend. We spent lots of hours chatting on the phone. May she rest in peace now with her heavenly family.

  3. Rhonda Ford
    • September 9, 2015 - 4 years ago

    Ethel was a wonderful lady, she will be truly missed, thoughts and prayers to the family

  4. Leo and Garland Eskey
    • September 10, 2015 - 4 years ago

    We are very sorry to hear about Ethel’s passing. She was a great lady and a lot of fun. I’m glad we got to know her for a lot of years. Sincere condolences to the family.

  5. Lorene Fangman
    • September 10, 2015 - 4 years ago

    OH MY GOSH!!!!! I’m so sad!!!! I missed this!! Prayers and hugs to all of you!!!! I truly loved Ethel, she was a great friend, mom and grandma and an awesome lady!!!! I’m so sad! 🙁 Love you Ethel!!!

  6. Scott Davis
    • September 13, 2015 - 4 years ago

    Thank you all for your thoughts and Prayers. I will truly miss my grandmother. Also, Thank you to Marcy Mortuary for everything.

  7. naomi lewis
    • September 24, 2015 - 4 years ago

    Please accept my sincere condolences to the Davis family. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Ethel. The Bible assures us at Psalms 34:18 that God is near to those broken in heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your many great memories help you find peace and comfort as you go through the coming days.

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