JERSEYVILLE - Mildred L. Davis, 85, died at 11:28 a.m., Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Jersey Community Hospital.
She was born in Jacksonville, Illinois on September 28, 1934, one of two children born to Russell "Slim" and Edna (Shay) Hayes.
In her early years, Mildred worked at Owens-Illinois Glass Manufacturing in Alton and Mobile Chemical in Jacksonville. Later, she and her husband, Harry, owned and operated numerous establishments in the area, including, M&H Cafe in Jerseyville, Snoopy's in Dow, and Pit Stop in Fieldon.
She loved to bowl throughout her life and participated in numerous leagues and tournaments throughout the years, gaining many wonderful friendships that she treasured.
She married Harry L. Davis on February 5, 1971 in Jacksonville, and together they have traveled the last 49 years together through life.
Surviving are her three children and two daughters in-law, Dulce Gardner Clendenny; George "Popeye" Farmer and his companion, Michelle; Rusty & Becky Farmer and Donna Hayes all of Jerseyville; five grandchildren, Cody Hayes; Zach Devening, and his wife, Lyndsey; Dane Farmer; Elle Farmer, and her companion, Jake Eickoff, all of Jerseyville and Maggie Hayes, and her companion, Bill, of Castle Rock, Co.; three great grandchildren, Gunner and Gracie Devening and Colten Hayes.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Hayes on May 17, 2020; two grandchildren, Jamie Ann Grizzle and Kelby Scott Farmer; and a brother and sister in-law, James and Mary Hayes.
Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday. Rev. Robert McAdams will officiate.
Adhering to the CDC guidelines, no more than 50 people will be allowed in the funeral home at one time, masks must be worn, and social distancing followed.
Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.
Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.
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