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Fern H. Davis, 96, of Decatur, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Decatur,
Illinois. Visitation and Service will be Saturday, at 11 a.m. and noon at the First Church of
the Nazarene, Forsyth. Burial with a graveside service will follow at 4 p.m. at Arborcrest
Cemetery, Route 40, Effingham.
Fern was born in October 10 1921 in Mason, Illinois to Henry and Clara Duckwitz. She
married Woodrow "Woody" W. Davis in 1940. They raised six children and built a
beautiful life together.
To say she loved to cook is an understatement. Dinner at grandma's could feed an army,
even dinner for two. She delighted in surprising grandchildren with pancakes in all
shapes and sizes, from planes to trains, from Mickey Mouse to the Mona Lisa.
Fern loved to sew, knit and create. She could walk into a store, see a dress, make a
pattern, and recreate it for her girls. Later in life she spent years knitting an afghan for
each of her children and grandchildren. She was a gifted artist and painter, and was
endlessly creative. Fern loved to read her Bible and the works of Beverly Lewis. She grew
a massive garden and the best looking tulips in town.
Fern was strong, independent, and she lived life on her own terms. Above all, she was a
fierce champion of her family and she loved the Lord.
Surviving are her children Nancy Kirchhoff, Sharon (Larry) Goers, Alfred (Nancy)
Davis, and Tina (John) Robinson, twelve grandchildren, twenty-eight
great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
her husband, her children Judy Duckwitz and Woodrow "Bud" Davis, son-in-law Carl
Kirchhoff, daughter-in-law Brenda Davis, her grandson Mike Davis, and her thirteen
brothers and sisters.
Memorials can be made online at spreadtruth.com, designating "In Memory of Fern
Davis", or cash/check donations will be accepted at service to support her
granddaughters on an upcoming mission trip to New York City.
Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care in charge of arrangements.
Please sign the family guestbook at www.tanzyuslogan.com