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Beula Mae Davis

Beula Mae Davis, 91, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 12, 2018, while surrounded by her family at her residence.

She was born on September 5, 1926 in Jackson County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of James Scott and Mary Alice Madden Reece – both who preceded her in death.

She was a faithful and active member of the Park Road Christian Center in Connersville, Indiana for over 40 years. In the past, she had been employed at J.J. Newberry, Danner’s, Woolworths, W.T. Grants, J.C. Penney’s, and Linne’s Bakery – all in Connersville, Indiana. She also later retired from Visteon of Connersville, Indiana after 15 years of service. She was a prominent citizen of Harrisburg and was known as the “Iris Lady”. She grew over 800 varieties of beautiful iris flowers and sold them to people from all over the United States and some foreign countries.

She was a very devoted wife to her husband of over 67 years - Charles Lester Davis. She married him on April 8, 1944 in McKee, Kentucky. He passed away on December 17, 2012.

She was a wonderful mother to her four sons who will miss her greatly. They are Dorsey (Diana) Davis of Lancaster, Kentucky, Marvin Davis of Connersville, Indiana, Larry (Chris) Davis of Connersville, Indiana, and Carey (Judy) Davis of Prescott, Arizona. She will also be missed by her 13 grandchildren – Jeffrey Davis, Christina Webster, Tyler Davis, Christopher Davis, Patrick Davis, Barkley Davis, Taiwan Metcalf, Cierra Thomas, Sunshine Mendoza, Joanna Davis, Jeff Griffin, James Davis, Carissa Davis; 20 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and friends. Besides her parents and her husband, she was also preceded in death by 3 sisters – Velma Marcum, Arlie Isaacs, and Ruthie Reece and 3 brothers – Isaiah Reece, Earl Reece and an infant brother – Benjamin Reece; and a great-great grandchild.

The funeral service for Beula will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the Park Road Christian Center located at 120 West 25th Street in Connersville, Indiana. Pastor Lester Rose will officiate the service. Burial will be in Lick Creek Cemetery in Connersville, Indiana. Friends and family may visit on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Urban-Winkler Funeral Home in Connersville, Indiana. To sign the online guestbook or to send the family a personal message, please visit www.urbanwinklerfuneralhome.com.