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Joan E. Davis

Posted By Scott Hanes On March 24, 2020 @ 3:25 pm In Obituaries | 5 Comments

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Joan E. Davis, 85, of Fremont, OH passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020 at the Rutherford House.  She was born on September 9, 1934 in Fremont to Leo A. and Anna (Walkowiak) Dalton.  She was a 1952 graduate of St. Joseph High School.

Joan married Melvin P. Davis on July 28, 1956 at St. Ann’s Church in Fremont and he preceded her in death on July 30, 2011.  She worked as a telephone operator and clerk at Ohio Bell Telephone Company for thirty-five years, retiring in 1988.

Joan was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Telephone Pioneers of America.  She enjoyed reading, crocheting, shopping and exercising.

Joan is survived by her children, Brian Davis, Paula (Robert) Heckel and Phillip (Patti) Davis all of Fremont, OH; eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Melvin P. Davis; sisters, Ruth Grossnickle, Jane Kaufman and Anna Mae Bilger; brother, Thomas L. Dalton; daughter-in-law, Brenda Davis.

Due to the current pandemic of COVID 19 the family has chosen to delay service until public gathering is considered safe again. Please continue to check this obituary page for updates as they become available.

Private burial will take place at St. Joseph Cemetery, Fremont, OH.  The graveside service will be recorded and posted to her obituary page here on our website on Friday, March 27, 2020.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Rutherford House Activities Fund, 805 S. Buchanan St., Fremont, OH 43420 or Heartland Hospice, 907 W. State St., Fremont, OH 43420.


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#1 Condolence By Cindy~Forsyth~Rizzardi On March 24, 2020 @ 5:53 pm

Dear Davis Family,
I worked side by side with Joanie as a long distance operator at Ohio Bell Telephone for my 1st 5 years. When the operators were moved to Toledo we still stayed in touch. After their part of the company was closed and moved permanently, we were still able to stay in touch thru our OBT luncheons and reunions. After I retired I loved running into Joanie and Mel at one of our local lunch establishments. Joanie was a fantastic lady and wonderful friend. I am so sad to lose her here on earth, but hope she is one of the first I meet up with in heaven.
I am so sorry for Your loss. She must have been a great Mom because she sure was a great friend. My Sincerest Sympathy, Cindy Rizzardi

#2 Condolence By Tom Horn On March 25, 2020 @ 4:55 pm

Sorry for your loss.

#3 Condolence By Kevin Stevenson On March 26, 2020 @ 2:12 pm

Paula and the entire Davis family,

Please know that your entire Carmeuse family is thinking of you during your this time.

Kevin Stevenson

#4 Condolence By Christy Z On March 27, 2020 @ 3:08 pm

Joan was such a wonderful woman and will be deeply missed. Many hugs and prayers to all of you during this time.

#5 Condolence By Melonie McKelvey On April 3, 2020 @ 12:19 pm

Paula, Phil, and Brian,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, have a lot of memories of your mom and her books that she shared with me so many years ago.


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