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Oehler Funeral Home

2099 Miner Street, Des Plaines, IL

OBITUARY

Virginia Mary Davis

May 21, 1924May 25, 2019
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Virginia Mary Davis 95, (nee Lear) peacefully passed away May 25, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Virginia was the beloved wife for 66 years to the late Ralph Davis; loving mother of Gary (Jo-Ann) Davis, Robert (Kristine) Davis and William (Bruce) Davis; caring grandmother of 5 and great-grandmother of 7; dear sister of Bernadette Pijan, Mary Bosy, Donald Lear and James Lear. Virginia was born in Chicago and grew up in Park Ridge, graduating from Notre Dame High School. She raised her family in Des Plaines while working for the U.S. Postal Service. For the next 33 years she volunteered her time to the Des Plaines Self-Help Closet & Pantry. She was a member of St. Stephen Church in Des Plaines for 65 years where she was involved in numerous church activities. Her commitment to her family, community and church were unwavering. Memorial Visitation Friday June 14, 2019 from 9am until time of Memorial Mass 10am at St Stephen Church in Des Plaines. Instead of flowers please support Virginia’s memory with a donation to the Self-Help Closet & Pantry of Des Plaines 600 E. Algonquin Rd Des Plaines, IL 60016. Funeral info 847-824-5155 or oehlerfuneralhome.com

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  • Self-Help Closet and Pantry of Des Plaines

Services

  • Memorial Visitation Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Memorial Mass Friday, June 14, 2019

Memories

Virginia Mary Davis

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Denise Rodd

June 12, 2019

I knew Virginia from volunteering at the Pantry. Sometimes people would come in feeling low, but when Virginia shared her genuine warmth and love with them, they were uplifted. She made the Pantry more than a place to get groceries. She made it a place to feel loved. And she received love in return. Children would call her "Abuelita," and smile widely when greeting her. I learned about the transformative power of boundless compassion from Virginia. We are all better people for knowing her.

"When I was hungry, you gave me to eat;
When I was thirsty you gave me to drink.
Now enter into the home of my Father.

When I was weary, you helped me find rest;
When I was anxious, you calmed all my fears.
Now enter into the home of my Father.

When I was homeless, you opened your door;
When I was naked, you gave me your coat.
Now enter into the home of my Father."

Holly Wilson

June 10, 2019

As a long-time volunteer at the Self-Help Closet & Pantry, Virginia came in contact with almost all of our clients. In the 15 years that I have volunteered there I have seen families who came to us when their children were toddlers and are now in high school. Two children in one family especially would greet Virginia with a hug at every visit. This went on for years. Throughout her tenure at the pantry, her rare absences were greeted with concern by the clients. When we broke the news of her passing to those who inquired about her, there were tears. No one could believe she had just celebrated her 95th birthday. Virginia was ageless. She was such an important part of the pantry, we can only hope to continue her wonderful legacy. I feel her watching over us now as we continue her work.

Marty Bosy

June 6, 2019

The memories are so so many....Christmas when I was 13 & had no idea how cold cold can be (!), pastries from the local supermarket, sharing our love for Nicholas Sparks books, enjoying our different arts and crafts projects and my very last one.....laying on her couch at home in Des Plaines watching Blue Bloods - which we both loved - and just talking.
Tia shared a birthday with my daughter, Alex, and because of that, I will never forget her on that day, but will remember her every day for all of the other reason.
Tia, may your hope of heaven being a big bakery in the sky be true and that you are enjoying every eclair - save some for me!
Love and miss you,
Marthy

cheryl Wilson

June 5, 2019

I have read of the loss of your loved one.
God's true thought are of peace for you,
not pain. May reflection on his, goodness comfort you.
Isaiah 57:15

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