Sunday Night
62°
Partly Cloudy
2%
Monday
82°
Partly Sunny
2%
Monday Night
61°
Partly Cloudy
9%
Tuesday
83°
Chance Thunderstorms
39%
Tuesday Night
72°
Thunderstorms Likely
63%
Wednesday
84°
Chance Thunderstorms
52%
Wednesday Night
68°
Partly Cloudy
14%
Thursday
88°
Mostly Sunny
13%
Thursday Night
72°
Partly Cloudy
13%
Friday
91°
Partly Sunny
13%
Friday Night
75°
Partly Cloudy
10%
3 Day
Extended
Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
Alma Davis
Alma Idella Davis, 96, of Rockford, Ohio, died Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at 2:10 p.m., at Otterbein Retirement Community in St. Marys, where she was a patient.
She was born in Van Wert, Ohio, on May 24, 1920, to Jacob Ellsworth and Ida Idella (Howell) Squires. On March 25, 1939, she married Basil Eugene Davis, who preceded in death on April 15, 2000.
Alma had lived all her life in the Rockford area, and was a member of the Rockford United Methodist Church. She had been a member of the Mercer County Farm Bureau and the Mercer County Farm District for many years. She was the secretary of the Mercer County Soil and Water Conservation District, retiring from that position.
Surviving are two children: Lowell (Mary) Davis of Troy, Ohio and Darlene (Marvin) Shindeldecker of Rockford, Ohio; six grandchildren: Loren (Melanie) Shindeldecker, Debra (Charlie) Bauer, Vaughn (Laura) Davis, Valerie (Paul) Collins, Jill (James) Leighner, and Troy (Leslie) Shindeldecker; seventeen great-grandchildren; and 3 great-great grandchildren.
Deceased in addition to Alma's parents are seven brothers: Wilber, Herb, Bill, Cordier "Doc", Ray, Odell, and John Squires; and seven sisters: Opal Bischoff, Mary Paige, Myrtle Clover, Orpha Hamrick, Tisha "Dove" Boze, Rhetta Squires, and Nettiedelle Squires.
Respecting the wishes of Alma, private graveside services will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2017, at 11:30 a.m., at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford, with Pastor Chip Steffy officiating. Burial will follow.
Memorials may be directed to the Rockford Carnegie Library or to Shanes Park, Rockford.
Condolences may be expressed at ketchamripley.com.
Additional obituaries on this date
Joann E. Bensman, age 86, of North Star, Ohio, died on Monday, February 6, 2017 at her residence. [More]
Carolyn Sue (Cross) Counterman, 84, of Celina, Ohio, and formerly of Rockford, [More]
C. Rosabelle Finke, 96, St. Marys, died on Jan. 30, 2017, at Otterbein Senior L [More]