Anita M. Davenport

August 4, 1961January 5, 2019

Anita Marie Davenport, 57, of Springfield, passed away on January 5, 2019 at Memorial Hospice. She was born on August 4, 1961 in St. Louis to Everett and Bernice Schabus Dockery.

Ms. Davenport is survived by her children: Jessica (David) Otten, Jennifer (Rick) Patton, Stephanie Coulter, Jeff Coulter and Mary (Josh) Moore, eleven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, her mother Bernice Dockert, significant other Greg Niewold and siblings: Patty (Larry) Schreiner, Joe, Clara and Sam Dockery and Mike (Carolyn) Fisher. She was preceded in death by her father, daughter Julie Ann Clarke and brother Jeff Fisher.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00pm on Thursday January 10, 2019 at Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 East Allen Street


  • Memorial Service Thursday, January 10, 2019

Anita M. Davenport

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Jessica Otten

January 12, 2019

Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. One of my best memories started August 3rd, 2008. I baked you a cake for your birthday and hid it so you didn't know. At 12:30 in the morning we were still up. I pulled it out of the oven and surprised you. You were laughing and smiling. You had no idea. We are cake and went to run to the gas station. As I stepped out on the porch my water broke. So we went back inside and grabbed the bags for the hospital. After a long night of no sleep I brought your grandson into the world on your birthday at 12:58 in the after noon on August 4th. You said that was the best birthday present ever. I love you so much mom! I will forever cherish our memories❤❤❤

Meggie Coulter

January 8, 2019

Anita went on family vacation to Branson with Joshua and Mary, which included me too, we got on a ride and while everyone else was screaming Anita was laughing so hard it made the rest of us start laughing. She enjoyed life and you could tell. She was brave and rode the hotdog tube at the lake and of course being herself giggled til everyone else was laughing with her. She always had a smile when interacting with her grandchildren. She was there behind the curtain giggling when Allyssa was born and listening for Wyatts entrance into the world through the door. She will be missed, she was part of a set when going on family trips with grandma's. She was Memaw