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Betty Louise “Lou” Davis

August 31, 1939 — October 21, 2023

Betty “Lou” Davis, 84 of Walkerton, Indiana passed away at 12:51 am Saturday, October 21, 2023, surrounded by her family in her residence.

On August 31, 1939, Lou was born in Champaign, Illinois to Frank and Irene (Wilson) Blaisdell.  She was united in marriage to John Davis on June 1, 1963, in Walkerton, who survives.  John and Lou met while attending a basketball game in the Tyner Gymnasium.

Lou was a graduate of Tyner High School, Class of 1957.  She attended Indiana University South Bend and then worked for The Francis Shoppe, South Bend for several years in the accounts payable dept.  She then worked as the Secretary of the Superintendent of John Glenn Community School System for over 30 years.

She was an avid collector of many things, and she loved antique cars, visiting Hershey, Pennsylvania and traveling to new places around the country.  She was a member of the Marshall County Historical Society Museum, where she and John ran the trains in the train room for the past 15 years.  She loved decorating for the various holidays, at the museum, and enjoyed spending time with the children.  She bought toys and instruments for the children that would come to visit, so they could play and be entertained.  They also provided a replica of the Lincoln memorial train, the slot car track, and a screen to show videos of the many types of trains that were seen running across the U.S throughout the years.  Lou was also a 4-H leader in entomology (the study of insects) and she was an insect judging team leader.  But most of all, Lou enjoyed the magical world of Disney and all it had to offer, allowing her imagination to be fully expressed.

Lou is also survived by her two children, Todd Davis, Walkerton, and Marie (Dr. Mark) Metz, Fredericksburg, Virginia; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Mullett, Paxton, Illinois, Ryan Mullett, Paxton, Illinois, Nate Mullett and Sydney Trover, Champaign, Illinois and Nick (Genta) Mullett, Towanda, Illinois. Lou is also survived by seven great grandchildren, Fred, C.J., Aiden, Jonathan, Adrianna, Finn, Jaxton and two siblings, Dr. Bill (Leanell) Blaisdell, Seymour and Donna (Jerry) Purcell, Smyrna Delaware, as well as many extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Irene Blaisdell and her sister, Margaret Sue Blaisdell.

A celebration of life honoring Lou’s life will be determined at a later date.  Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to provide a memorial stone, honoring Lou’s life, to be placed at the family pond.
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