Cecile A. Davenport, 92, a lifetime Marshall County resident, 2238 Lilac Road, Plymouth, died of natural causes, at 8:29 p.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2000, in St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, South Bend.
Cecile was born the daughter of Charles and Flora Crone Buss on September 18, 1907, in North Liberty (near Pine Creek) in St. Joseph County. She received her schooling in a one-room schoolhouse near Pine Creek.
On May 29, 1925, in Miami County, near Peru, Cecile was married to Roland “Ted” Davenport. They were married for 65 years: Ted died on November 5, 1990.
Prior to their marriage, Cecile did domestic work for area families. She was known and admired as a hard-working farmer’s wife, an industrious homemaker and devoted mother.
She loved fishing with her husband and traveling to Florida and Wisconsin, with her daughter. She made beautiful latch hooked rugs for each member of her family, many neighbors and friends. Cecile enjoyed gardening, remaining active and ready to go anywhere.
Cecile was a member of the Pine Creek Church of the Brethren and also attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bremen.
She is survived by a daughter, Helen A. Olsen, Plymouth, and three grandchildren and their families. They are: Cheryl L. Kling, Plymouth, and great-grandchildren, Chad Kling, Plymouth, Christa and Vaughn Ross and their daughter, Emily, of Mishawaka: James L. and Jennifer Olsen, Lakeville and their daughters Lisa Olsen, LaPaz and Lori Olsen, Lakeville. Also Marshall B. and Laura Olsen, Plymouth, their daughter, Amy, also of Plymouth, and a son, Matthew Olsen of Mendenhall, England, survive.
Mabel Davenport, a sister of Cecile, Plymouth, also survives.
Cecile was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two brothers, Delbert Buss and an infant brother. Three sisters have also died: Mary Gardner, Grace McIntire and Dora Narragon.
Friends may call on Sunday, August 20, 2000, at the JOHNSON-DANIELSON FUNERAL HOME, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, between the hours of 3 and 7 p.m.
Funeral services conducted by the Reverends Roger Rhode and Neil Wonnacott of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bremen, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August 21, 2000, at JOHNSON-DANIELSON FUNERAL HOME.
Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial gifts in Cecile’s name may be made to the Heart or Cancer Funds of Marshall County.