Mildred Davis

Mildred Davis

GIBSON CITY – Mildred Evolyn (Vinson) Davis, 87, of Gibson City made a peaceful trip to heaven on Thursday (May 19, 2016).

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, at the Gibson City United Methodist Church. Pastor John Tennyson will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the church and for an hour prior to the memorial service. Private burial will be held at a later date at Drummer Township Cemetery in Gibson City.

Mildred was born on July 20, 1928, in Arrowsmith, a daughter to Amos and Nancy (Urich) Vinson. Mildred married Glenn Davis on Nov. 9, 1946, in Saybrook. Glenn died on Nov. 14, 2014.

Surviving are her children, Stephen (Polly) Davis of Springfield, John (Ruth) Davis and Robert (Janet) Davis, both of Gibson City, Gary (Sherri) Davis of Sibley, and Debra (Mike) Holmes of Champaign.

Also surviving are grandchildren, Jennifer (Christopher) Engel, Sarah (Jason) Peterson, Tera (Terry) Roesch, Tony (Amy) Davis and Scott (Wendy) Davis; and five great-grandchildren.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; a son, James; three sisters, Velma Biehl, Margorie Biehl and Gladys Nunamaker; and three brothers, Lyle, Lester and Homer.

Mildred was a lifelong resident of Gibson City. While raising her children, Mildred worked at the Colonial Cleaners. She finished her working career at the Gibson City Courier in the advertising department.

Mildred was a remarkable seamstress, making clothing for all of her children. She was also an avid quilt maker, making quilts for her children and grandchildren.

Mildred and Glenn owned and operated a chicken house, raising 80,000 chickens a year for Corn Belt Hatcheries. Mildred and Glenn loved to mow yards together throughout Gibson City.

Mildred was a member of the United Methodist Church. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and especially the grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Gibson City United Methodist Church or the Gibson Area Hospital.

Lamb Funeral Home in Gibson City is in charge of arrangements.