OBITUARY

Dorothy L. Davis

April 16, 1923August 9, 2018

Dorothy L. Davis, 95, KCMO, passed away Aug. 9, 2018. Visitation at 9 AM and services 9:45 AM on Tues. Aug. 14 at Floral Hills.

Dorothy was born April 16, 1923, in Humansville, MO, to Jesse and Myrtle Eyre. Moving to KCMO in 1941, she worked at Western Electric but her primary life’s work was homemaker. She married Ray S. Davis in 1945. She was a member of both St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and Order of Eastern Star.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, daughter (Carrol) and son (Gary), plus parents, brother and two sisters. She is survived by five grandchildren (Tim Milburn, Kenny Milburn, Kate Davis, Leah Davis, and Mark Montford), two great-grandchildren, nieces, and daughter-in-law (Meg Montford).

Memories and condolences may be left at www.floralhillsfuneralhome.com. (Arrangements by D.W. Newcomer's Sons Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO 64133)

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, August 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, August 14, 2018
  • Graveside Service Tuesday, August 14, 2018
REMEMBERING

Dorothy L. Davis

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Meg Montford

August 13, 2018

"This is my favorite poem. It sort of fits my way of life. I read this at my 85th (birthday) party," wrote Dorothy L. Davis on the back of the following poem:

DRINKING FROM THE SAUCER

I've never made a fortune,
and I'll never make one now.
It really doesn't matter
because I'm happy anyhow.
As I go along my journey,
I'm reaping better than I've sowed.
I'm drinking from the saucer
'cause my cup has overflowed.

I don't have a lot of riches,
and sometimes the going's tough,
but with kin and friends to love me
I think I'm rich enough.
I thank God for the blessings
that His mercy has bestowed.
I'm drinking from the saucer
'cause my cup has overflowed.

He gives me strength and courage
when the way grows steep and rough.
I'll not ask for other blessings
for I'm already blessed enough.
May we never be too busy
to help bear another load.
Then we'll all be drinking from the
saucer when our cups have overflowed.

~ Author Unknown ~

RIP dearest mother, companion and friend. Because of you and your caring, loving ways, all of our cups have overflowed. We will miss you dearly.

Sharon Anders

August 12, 2018

I learned grace and kindness from Aunt Dorthy. She was a strong, caring woman always ready with a warm smile. She was a very strong and courageous woman but then all the Eyre women were. I didn't get to spend the night at Aunt Dorthy's house very often but it was such a special time for me. We had so much fun there were always wonderful meals and desserts. She always kept Pepsi in glass bottles under the kitchen sink, (we never kept soda in our house growing up), so it was a special treat. I am so thankful for my memories of her. There is now a very special angel in heaven.

Judy Heidbrink

August 11, 2018

My Aunt Dorothy was very caring with the sweetest spirit. She was also funny. She always made people feel that they were special to her and always welcome to her home. She always offered you a cup of coffee and often some little yummy snack. I was very impressed with her strength. She lost Carrol, Ray and then Gary, but she still saw the joy in life...a very strong Christian. Heaven gained an angel on the 9th of August, and I look forward to seeing her again on day.

FROM THE FAMILY