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Virginia R. (Amato) Davis
Virginia R. (Amato) DavisCrucifixVirginia R. (Amato) Davis, age 87 of Richwood, died peacefully Friday morning, January 24, 2014 at her home surrounded by her loving family.  She was born April 9, 1926 in Marion to the late Giuseppe “Joe” and Lottie (Hildreth) Amato.  At the age of 7 she moved with her family to the farm on Boundary Road where she lived out the rest of her days.

On March 8, 1947 she married Frank A. Davis, and he died April 3, 2004.  She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Albert, Carmel and Frank Amato; a son-in-law, Paul Phipps; and a grandson, Michael Davis.

She was a devout Catholic and member of the former St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in LaRue.  After St. Joseph’s closed she became a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Marysville.  A 1944 graduate of York High School, Virginia delighted in remembering that she was the only Italian Catholic at her school.  She was devoted to taking care of her family, which was the center of her life.

She is survived by four sons, Randall (Diane) Davis, Marysville; Steve (Cindy) Davis, Richwood; Bruce (Marsha) Davis, Richwood; Keith (Linda) Davis, Richwood; a daughter, Angela Phipps (friend, Donald Garrison), Mt. Victory; a brother, Larry (friend, Paula) Amato, Delaware; nine grandchildren, Michelle (Brian) Palmer; Tamara (Brodie) Rockenbaugh; Franny (Breht Fillinger) Davis; Stephanie Massie; Alison (Nick) Blakely; Emily (Blake) McElroy; Tim Davis; Brandon (Samantha) Davis; Brock (Sarah Buck) Davis; nine great-grandchildren, Joe and Kate Palmer; Elijah, Carter and Quinn Rockenbaugh; Raven Wendling; Madelyn Blakely; Bronson Davis; Wesleigh Davis; two step-grandchildren, Scott Reebel and Lisa Phipps.

Friends may call Monday, January 27, 2014 from 4-7 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood, where there will be a rosary service at 7:00 PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, January 28 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Marysville, with Rev. David Poliafico officiating.  In consideration of weather conditions, burial will take place on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 10:00 AM in the Claibourne Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to Loving Care Hospice, P. O. Box 613, Marysville, OH 43040 or Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 1033 West Fifth Street, Marysville, Ohio 43040.

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#1 from: Dottie Amato
Delaware, Ohio
Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 1:59 PM

To the Family:  The family of Frank Amato sends our sincere sympathies to all the Davis family.
Virginia was a wonderful and loving person who will be missed so much. We are so very sorry for your loss.

#2 from: Teresa Wright (Seaman)
Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 7:28 PM

I am saddened by your loss.  However, your mother's life can be celebrated because we know she is watching from heaven.  Love you, Angela.  

#3 from: Linda Sparling & Grace Lingrel
Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Angie So sorry to hear the passing of a very sweet spirit lady your mother will be missed by so many. Even though we are glad she is not suffering anymore it is so hard to say good bye. But know that the Lord Jesus Christ welcomed her with open arms. Linda Sparling and Grace Lingrel

#4 from: Nancy Pacha-Virgil Hoffman
72 W. Heffner St.-Delaware, Oh. 43015
Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 8:53 PM

To all of the Davis Family,
So sorry to hear the passing of Virginia,she will be so missed by family and friends.Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
                      God Bless
                        Nancy and Virgil

#5 from: Jean Wedding
West Mansfield
Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Stan and I send our condolences to the entire family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Stan and Jean Wedding

#6 from: Gail DeGood-Guy and Tom Guy
Richwood, Ohio
Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 1:04 PM

We are so very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother.   Please accept our deepest sympathy and know that you are in our prayers.   May God watch over you all during this most difficult time.  

#7 from: Dan and Dorothy Myers
Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 6:18 PM

To the Davis family:
Please accept our sympathy for the loss of your mother/grandmother. It was always a pleasure talking to her after church and other places in the community. She will be dearly missed.

#8 from: Lisa Phipps
Columbus, OH
Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Angie, I am so sorry for your loss. John,Robby and myself send our deepest condolences. Our prayers are with you and your family.  I love you.


#9 from: Mindi Whiteside
Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 5:24 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Always look back and recall your fondest moments to get you through.

#10 from: Janet Kreamer Dunn
Essex, Montana
Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 6:37 PM

Bruce, Marsha and family....sorry to learn of the passing of your mother.  Sending love and prayers to you.

#11 from: Jason & Mandy Swartz
Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 7:20 PM

Our Heart Breaks for the loss of Virginia. She was such an incredible Lady that will always hold a special place in our Hearts & our Community. She will be sadly missed. What a beautiful legacy she left behind. The Davis Family. May God be with you all in your time of grief. You are all in our Prayers. The Swartz Family

#12 from: Nancy and David Wiley
Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 1:39 PM

We want to express our sympathy for the loss of Virginia.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this difficult time. May God give you strength.

#13 from: Mark Kemp
Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Sorry to hear of your mother's passing. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.


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