Delores Davis

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Delores “Dee” J. Davis, nee Bell, 90, born November 22, 1932, in Kirksville, MO, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2023.

Dee was a member of First Baptist Church of Kirksville, MO, where she was baptized on June 28th, 1942. Dee became a military wife as a young adult and had 2 children and resided within the Freeburg, IL community. Dee eventually got divorced but stayed active in the community and with her family on a weekly routine. Those included an appointment to Cut, Color & Create, laundry at her daughters on Saturday and spending time with her grandkids on the weekends. That always included sleepovers at “grandma’s house.” Mrs. Davis worked at and retired from Magna Bank Operations Center. Dee was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Rob Morris #98, and AARP. Dee enjoyed bowling and belonged to the Women’s Bowling Association and the Belle-Comers Club. She was an avid card player at PSOP and the Senior Center in Shiloh, IL. She used her card talents to teach her kids and grandkids to play cards on many occasions. Her great grandkids are now starting to pick up playing cards. Her legacy is definitely being carried on.

She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Davis; and a daughter, Patricia Reynolds; her parents, Wallace and Edna Mae, nee Hartley, Bell; two brothers, Johnny Bell and James Bell; and a sister-in-law, Evelyn Bell.

She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Deborah Davis;
a son-in-law, Michael Reynolds;
five grandchildren, Jason (Fabiola) Davis and Brandon Davis, JoDee (Aaron) Burrow, Andrea (Ryan) Burton-Reynolds, and Jeremy (Alicia) Reynolds;
many great-grandchildren, Mallory (Noah) Perham , Adreanna (Drew) Guise, Lexie Lybarger, Clark Burrow, Ethan Burrow, Jerin Burton, Noella Frevert, Braden Burton, Elizabeth Reynolds, Hartley Stein, Asher Stein, Camila Davis, and Isabella Davis;
a sister-in-law, Inge Bell;
and special family friends, Pat Price, Rita Baker, and the Weber family.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Visitation will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2023, at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2023, at St. Paul United Church of Church of Christ, Freeburg, IL, with Rev. Andrew Lovins officiating.

Burial will be held at St. Paul Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.


2 Comments on Delores Davis

Marie Cupp said : Guest Report Mar 10, 2023 at 11:42 AM

So very sorry for your loss. I played cards with her and found her to be a very sweet and caring lady. My heart goes out to her family.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Debbie Simek said : Guest Report Mar 09, 2023 at 5:29 PM

My husband, Steve, and I, are very sorry to hear of the passing of Delores Davis. Her son, Michael, and daughter-in-law, Debbie Davis are friends of ours. We send our heartfelt sympathy and prayers for comfort to the family. Be blessed, the Simeks

  • Vernon Hills
  • Illinois

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