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Brenda G. Davis
Brenda G. DavisCross and FlameBrenda G. Davis, 73 of Richwood, died peacefully Saturday morning, March 11, 2017 at her home with her loving family by her side.

She was born March 20, 1943 in Marion to the late Millard and Martha (Worthington) Bumgarner.

On July 17, 1965 she married Jon Davis in the First Baptist Church, Richwood and he survives.

Brenda graduated from Richwood High School Class of 1961.  In May, 1965 she graduated from BGSU with her BS degree in elementary education and then married the love of her life, Jon Davis on July 17, 1965 in the Richwood First Baptist Church.

She taught second grade at Prospect elementary for 2 years until she left to start a family.  In 1979 she returned to her passion of teaching kids and became the director/teacher of the Richwood FUMC Preschool for the next 23 years.  While there she touched many lives, and could never go anywhere without being recognized as “Mrs. Davis”.

One of her greatest joys in life has been her grandchildren. She loved being there to support them in whatever they were doing, whether it was cheering from the stands at football games or making memories during sleepovers, she was an amazing Mama B/Mimi/Nini.

After retiring from teaching in 2002, she and Jon enjoyed traveling and camping, attending State Fairs from Maine to Nebraska and The County Fairs in Ohio.  She especially enjoyed visits with her college roommate in Patagonia, AZ.

Hobbies she enjoyed were knitting, reading, gardening, volunteering at the civic center calling bingo, and being a very active member of her church, Richwood First United Methodist Church. Family was the most important thing to her. She enjoyed many family get-togethers where she was known as “Aunt B” to all her nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her husband, Jon, Richwood; three daughters, Gina Davis, Richwood; Kathy (Mike) Karcher, Marysville; Krista (Keith) Salyer, Richwood; four grandchildren, Katelyn and Riley Karcher; Gavin and Griffin Salyer; a sister, Connie (Joe) Isler, Prospect; two brothers, Ned (Terry) Bumgarner, Columbia, SC; Ben (Pam) Bumgarner, Richwood; a brother-in-law, Robert K. (Marcia) Davis, Boulder, CO; sisters-in-law, Anita Davis; Anne (Russ) Hahn, St. Joe, MI; deceased brother-in-law, Don Davis; nephews and nieces, Jason (Mandy) Swartz, Nathan (Teresa) Swartz, Traci (Craig) Simo, Stefanie (John) Castles, Neal (Stephanie) Bumgarner, Brook (Derek) Lowe, Luke Bumgarner, Kirby (Jason) Rowe, Paige (Justyn) Clevenger, Autumn Bumgarner, Cindy (Phil) Schory, Dean (Ginny) Davis, Scott (LouAnn) Davis, David (Tracy) Davis, Chanin (Chad) Lowe, Debbie (Phillip) Davis, Leslie (Pancho) Hansen, Robin (Tom) Halnon, Russ Hahn (deceased), Mike Hahn, Gary (Julie) Hahn; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church, Richwood with Pastor Joseph Rhea officiating.  Burial will follow in Claibourne Cemetery.  Friends may call on Tuesday from 3 to 7 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to First United Methodist Church, 18 S. Fulton Street, Richwood, OH  43344 and The Richwood Independent Fair, P. O. Box 71, Richwood, OH  43344.

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#1 from: Nancy Pacha-Virgil Hoffman
Sat, Mar 11, 2017 at 3:26 PM

Jon and Family, I am so very sorry to hear of Brenda's passing.She was such a wonderful person to anybody that knew her and such an outstanding mentor to the community and church.Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. I will be out of town but please know I am with you in spirit!

#2 from: Stephanie Griffith
Richwood,  Oh
Sat, Mar 11, 2017 at 3:45 PM

I'm heartbroken. Her smile and light are going to be missed greatly. My deepest sympathy to your family

#3 from: Becky Jacobs Rynders
Sat, Mar 11, 2017 at 4:16 PM

Davis & Bumgarner Family
Many happy memories of this special family.
Keep Brenda's sweet memory alive.
Becky Jacobs Rynders
Abilene, TX

#4 from: Linda Raupp
Sat, Mar 11, 2017 at 6:20 PM

So sorry for your loss. She was a very special person to me. She will be truly missed. Prayers for the family. God bless.

#5 from: Missie Livingston Dickerson
Elkhart indiana
Sat, Mar 11, 2017 at 8:01 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Jon, Gina, Krista and family, Kathy and family and the whole Davis family. Words can not express the sorrow we and feeling for the loss of such an amazing woman. Hugs to all of you.
RIH Brenda

#6 from: johna nibert
Sat, Mar 11, 2017 at 9:36 PM

So sorry to hear of Brenda's passing. My thoughts and prayers to the family. She will be truly missed.        
                     Johna Nibert

#7 from: Sara Wollaston Hayden
Greensburg, Pa
Sat, Mar 11, 2017 at 10:39 PM

Condolences. So very sorry to see this news. All the family is in my heart thoughts and prayers.Hugs Sara

#8 from: Dave and Willa Amstutz
Richwood Ohio
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 12:17 AM

Very sorry to hear of Brenda's passing. Our thoughts and prayers from the Amstutz family to you.

#9 from: Randy Cheney
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 4:02 AM

My most heartfelt sympathy for Brenda's passing. She was a wonderful lady and every time we met, I enjoyed the comedic banter that we shared. She was such an asset to the church through her volunteer work. She will be greatly missed. May God ease your pain and envelope you in His amazing grace.

#10 from: Esco Buff
Webster, NY
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 4:12 AM

My condolences and prayers to the entire Davis family.

#11 from: Teresa Rockenbaugh
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 9:37 AM

Prayers for the family!  Brenda was a kind, full of life genuine person. She always had a smile.  My children loved her as a teacher.

#12 from: Paula Baker
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 11:35 AM

I am so very sorry for you loss. Brenda was an amazing lady... I only wish I'd have known her better. I will keep you all in my thought and prayers.

#13 from: Dan Foos
Richwood, Ohio
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 12:10 PM

To Jon and Brenda's entire family,
We wish to express our sincere sympathy to you all for this loss of your lovely wife, mother and sister.   She was a special lady who will be remembered and missed.
  God be with you and comfort you!
      Darlene and Dan Foos

#14 from: joe jerry sloop
 richwood ohio
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 3:18 PM

Jerry and I are so sorry to hear of Brendas passing. She was a amazing women and enjoyed working with her at church functions. Our prayers are with her whole family and pray for there healing.

#15 from: Gail DeGood-Guy and Tom Guy
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 3:19 PM

Jon and Brenda's family.   You know that words can't express the sorrow I am feeling for you all.  She was such a good friend to me and I miss her terribly.  With love and many prayers from both me and Tom. God love you all.

#16 from: Patti Kreis
Marysville, Ohio
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 3:44 PM

Our sympathy and prayers are with you all! She will truly be missed !!!

#17 from: Rick and Nancy Hoffman
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 3:50 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. Brenda lived her life as an example to everyone on how life should be lived.  Such a caring, loving, hard working woman.  She gave so much of herself to family, friends, and church.  She was so proud of all of you.   Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  

#18 from: Doc & Connie Rizor
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 3:59 PM

Thoughts & prayers are with the family..

#19 from: SanDee Tidd
Richwood, Ohio
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 4:08 PM

We are so very sorry for the families of Brenda Davis! The memories of such a fine person are yours to embrace! She was a very special teacher & person!  God Bless at this difficult time as He comforts you as only He can. Claude & SanDee Tidd

West Mansfield
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 4:11 PM

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Brenda was a such a special lady with a great personality and always smiling. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

#21 from: Gary and Laura Perkins
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 4:17 PM

I'm saddened to hear that Brenda has passed on.  She taught our oldest son, Daniel, in preschool and over the years always asked about him.  I always enjoyed talking to her and seeing her face light up as she caught up on him.  She was a beautiful person.  You have our family's prayers for God's comfort and peace at this difficult time.

#22 from: Beth Wood
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 4:21 PM

We were so sorry to hear of your loss.Our condolences to Brenda's entire family.She was a great person and will be missed.
Beth and Bill Wood

#23 from: Barb Eastman
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 4:45 PM

We are so sorry to hear of Brenda's passing. She always had a smile on her face. She will be deeply missed.

#24 from: Jeff and Greta Graham
Richwood OH
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 4:51 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Davis and Bumgarner families during this difficult time. Brenda was truly a pillar to the community and her church. God bless you all.

#25 from: Charles and Peggy Hall
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 4:52 PM

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your loved ones

#26 from: Marge Retterer
McConnelsville,Ohio 43756
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 5:09 PM

John and family,  I am so saddened and shocked to hear of Brenda's passing.  She was one of the nicest people I knew.  Sincerely, Marge Retterer

#27 from: Virg and Jani Rankin
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 5:12 PM

So very sad to hear about Brenda. She was such a positive person and always had that great smile.  Our deepest sympathy to Jon, Gina,Kathy, Krista and the rest of the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

#28 from: Franklin H Powers
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 5:14 PM

To Jon and Family,  Sally and I will always remember Brenda.  Sorry for your loss.

#29 from: Vicki and Bob Webb
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 5:15 PM

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

#30 from: Walter Linn and Colleen Fiant
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 5:18 PM

We are so very, very sorry to learn of Brenda's death..She was a very special woman with a deep love for God, her family, and friends.. I will keep your family in prayer.

#31 from: Dave and Tracy Davis
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 5:20 PM

We are so sorry for your loss.   Aunt Brenda will definitely be missed by the entire family.
Love to All.

#32 from: Judy Nickel
Richwood, Ohio
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 6:21 PM

To each and every one who loved Brenda so very much.
May God wrap His loving arms around each of you and give you strength, love, peace, and comfort.  Brenda was a wonderful disciple of Christ, Mother, Wife, Grandmother, Friend, and Teacher to whoever knew her, and a very, loving, wonderful person. Praying for each and every one of you.  May God bless each of you!  God Bless!

#33 from: Patrice ford
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 7:04 PM


#34 from: John and Kay Coder
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 7:25 PM

What a beautiful lady inside and out .We are so sorry for your loss.

We remain
John & Kay

#35 from: Mike and Barb Brake
 Lehigh Acres, Florida
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 7:27 PM

Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Brenda was such a nice lady. She always had a smile for everyone.

#36 from: Karen Elaine Landon
Ft. Pierce, Fl. & Byhalia,Oh.
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 7:56 PM

Davis Family,
 So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy.

#37 from: Merrill and Bev Staley
West Mansfield Ohio
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 7:58 PM

Brenda lived her life, served her God and loved selfessly and genuinely! Brenda's life and smiles will continue her beautiful legacy.
So sorry for your loss...your memories will remain bright. God bless you all!

#38 from: Christy Wiley
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 8:08 PM

Beautiful lady!  Many, many were touched by her.  I am honored to know her.

#39 from: Betsy Trouten
Broadway, Ohio
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 8:28 PM

Big love to your whole family.  I have fond memories of Brenda.  She paid for my softball pictures once when my family forgot and threw a great Halloween party when our mom's were in the Booties to Bobby Socks mother's club.  She had a beautiful smile and heart to go with it. So sorry.  Cherish the good stuff and be patient with yourself and your grief.

#40 from: Joan Wagner
Plaza inn
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 9:01 PM

My deepest sympathy to your family. I always enjoyed talking with Brenda. Sincerely    Joan

#41 from: Ruthellen Jenkins
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 9:03 PM

So sorry for the loss of my friend Brenda.  Her smile brightened every corner of her life.  She was a very special, god loving woman.

#42 from: Carl Wood
Lambertville, mi
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 9:06 PM

Jon and family,sorry about your loss

#43 from: Angela (Davis) Phipps
Mt Victory
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 9:17 PM

Gina so sorry to hear the passing of your mom may god grant you and all your family the strength at this difficult time ...we just have to think of the good times cherish all the memories and know mom is peacefully resting and flying high....

#44 from: Donnie and Kathie (Davis) Pfister
 Northfield, Ohio
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 9:24 PM

We are so very sorry to hear of Brendas passing. She was a great person and a great teacher to many.

#45 from: Steve Prescott
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 9:35 PM

I am so sorry for your loss! On behalf of the AAPF i wish you peace in this sad moment.

#46 from: Rebecca Brown
Jewett,formerly Richwood
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 10:44 PM

Sending deep sympathy and prayers for the entire family. Brenda was a wonderful lady. May she rest in peace.

#47 from: Suzanne Patterson
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 11:32 PM

To the Davis family: my heartfelt thoughts are with you. May God help soothe your spirit and comfort your soul as He welcomes Brenda.

#48 from: Mary Ann & Terry Patton
West Mansfield
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 11:42 PM

Our God has gained an angel as your families already know. A sincere friend for my entire life. She was a beloved teacher, truly a friend, endless volunteer for our community and a a role model to her family.  She will be truly missed. Will will be out of state this week so cannot attend her service. Hugs and prayers to each of you!

#49 from: Debbie Davis
Denver, CO
Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 11:49 PM

It's heartening to know that my aunt Brenda will be sorely missed by many. Jon, my heart goes out to you. Gina, Kathy, and Krista-- you and your lovely families are her legacy. Thinking of you all. xoxoxo

#50 from: Jeff and Pam Webb
Richwood Ohio
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 4:33 AM

On behalf of my family we send our deepest sympathy to you all.
This community has lost a very special lady.
Your mom laid a very important foundation for so many years in the lives of so many boys and girls.
Hold tight to all the wonderful memories in which you all have.
We're be praying for the peace of Christ to be with you all through this very difficult time ahead.
We love you all and are here for you.
In Christ love.
Jeff Pam Oberdier Webb, Samantha Gray, Eli Gray, Stephanie Webb, Gabbie Schilling, Garrett Schilling

#51 from: Judy Hall Baker
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 6:46 AM

I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

#52 from: David and Nancy Wiley
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 7:24 AM

Jon, Gina, Kathy, Krista, Connie, Ben, and Ned:
We are sharing the pain of your loss.  Brenda was a very special lady and will be missed.  She influenced so many in the community.  She was an excellence role model for family and friends.  As I started to teach preschool she influenced me by her caring, compassionate, loving and gentle ways that she taught the little ones in our community.  She loved her God and her family.  She was a outstanding servant to the community and her church.  May God wrap his arms around all your family as you celebrate her life and hold tight to all the precious memories that will be with you forever. O H -- She loved her Lady Buckeyes too. We enjoyed seeing her and Jon at the ball games. Sending love and prayers. David and Nancy Wiley

#53 from: Ron & Lavone Eastman
Mt. Victory, Oh.
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 10:16 AM

Prayers for your family

#54 from: Don & Darlene Krawczyk
Richwood, OH
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 10:49 AM

Sharing your sorrow in the loss of such a lovely person.  We are so sorry and send our heartfelt sympathy.  I know we will miss her.  Asking God to hold you all close.  With deepest condolences.
Don & Darlene Krawczyk

#55 from: Richard and Doris Griffith
Wauchula Florida
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 11:41 AM

To Brenda's family, It is with tears in my eyes that I write this to all of you.  What a lovely lady your Brenda was.  Always a smile and a happy thought.  All of you are precious to us and we send our most sincere condolences to you.  We will miss her, too! Doris and Richard Griffith

#56 from: Steve Brown
worland Wyomin
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 1:45 PM

i first met Brenda when she had my grandson in pre-school.  Brodie had used the bathroom and wouldn't wipe his own bottom.  Brenda came out of the church, grabbed me by the arm and said "I have a job for Grandpa" and into the bathroom we went.   After I joined RFUMC I was on the Trustees committee and Brenda came to a meeting asking that the program be continued for another year.  When she came in she said "I'm sitting beside you because you believe in education".  Then, at my oldest daughters wedding I was in a room in the church struggling to get all the tuxedo stuff on.  Apparently I was using some curse words.  The door opened and in came Brenda.  She never said a word about my cursing in the church building. She just grabbed the cuff links and other things and started getting me dressed for Aubreys wedding.  When Ashley was killed John and Brenda were two people who went out of their way to help me.  
Brenda Davis was an amazing person.  She was a faithful Christian and a true friend.  

#57 from: Janet McKnight Mangini
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 3:41 PM

Dear Jon and the Davis and Bumgartner families, my deepest sympathies for all. I only have fond memories of Brenda, from first meeting her when my family bought the Bumgarner farm on Kinney Pike to many interactions with her at church. She was always bright and kind with a smile and a laugh! A very gracious soul...

#58 from: Doug and Wendy Karcher
Fayetteville, AR
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 3:48 PM

To the family of Brenda Davis,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences at this difficult time. We will always remember Brenda as such a vibrant and caring person.  You are in our thoughts this week. Love to you all.

#59 from: Carol and Roy Barr
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 4:34 PM

We're so sorry to hear about Brenda.  She was a wonderful person.

#60 from: ROY N RONA PENIX
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 6:21 PM

Sorry to heart of brendas passing our hearts and prayers are with you all.

#61 from: Mary Howell
Marion, Ohio
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Jon and family, I can't begin to tell you how sorry I was when I heard of Brenda's passing. She was a special lady and loved by everyone who knew her.  Your family is in my prayers.

#62 from: Karolyne and Tom
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 11:05 PM

Our condolences, Brenda was a very special lady. you will be in our hearts and our thoughts. prayers for your family

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#64 from: Jenn McNamee
Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 7:57 AM

I'm so sorry to hear of Mrs. Davis' passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

#65 from: Ivan & Sue (Dilsaver) Foreman
Petersburg, Mi
Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 9:19 AM

When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.  Your family is in our prayers.   Ivan & Sue

#66 from: Nancy (Evans) Skidmore
Kettering Ohio
Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 9:44 AM

My heart and prayers are with you. I was best friends with Brenda in High School and remember many fun sleepovers and times spent together. So sorry I am not able to attend the funeral, but my thoughts will be with you.

#67 from: Rick & Julie Ross
Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 2:09 PM

Jon, Gina, Kathy & Krista,
Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Rick & Julie Ross

#68 from: David & Pat Carpenter
Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 2:22 PM

Jon & Family;We send our sincer condolences.       We want you to know we liked very much.  

#69 from: Karen Milburn
Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 3:34 PM

Great Person with an infectious Smile....Loved working for over 10 yrs at Pre-K along side of Brenda....Mother's Club fun and mainly Our Girls and their school Activities /Sports. Doesn't seem possible~God Bless her Family they will miss her Deeply, You are ALL in My Thoughts and Prayers!

#70 from: Larry Davis
Richwood, Oh.
Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 4:55 PM

So very sorry to hear of your loss she was a very special lady. My prayers are with you and your family.

#71 from: Wayne VanBrimmer
Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 5:34 PM


#72 from: Sam and Janice Foos
11480 hopewell rd. Marysville,oh
Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 5:59 PM

Jon and Family,

We have looked at the condolences that many of your friends have written to you after the passing of Brenda and one thing has stood out as the one common thread that all of us have recognized is that she was "Special".  She was a special wife, mom, grandma, sister, aunt, and to many of us a special friend.  Prayers and hugs for

#73 from: Paul & Betty Jo Shoup
Upper Sandusky,Oh.
Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 7:52 PM

We are sending our thoughts and prayers
to Jon and Brendas' extended family.

              With our deepest Sympathy
                     With Love
                        Paul & Betty Jo Shoup

#74 from: R.K.Davis
Colorado and Ohio
Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 10:01 AM

The most memorable impression of Brenda is the almost perfect partnership she formed with Jon. They eventually settled in the same neighborhood they grew up in and on the land between their two home farms. They partnered in nearly everything whether it was church work, raising a family or keeping their farm looking like a country estate. Even when Jon was on the road with the Ken Davis and Sons truck there was a lard can full of Brenda's caramel corn sitting beside him on the driver's seat. When they began their motorhoming phase Brenda was there beside Jon for every trip. They got to know their nieces and nephews, all of whom loved Brenda like a Mom. They were faithful in following their grandchildrens' activities. Brenda and Jon were faithful fans of North Union and Ohio State football. They donned matching outfits in the school colors for each of the games. Brenda and Jon were fortunate to have 51 years of good partnering. Jon will be consoled now by the surviving family members who dearly loved them both.

#75 from: Robin (Davis) and Tom Halnon, Olivia, Emily and Max Mullen
Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 10:52 AM

We will remember her beautiful boisterous laugh.  We will remember how she made us feel loved and at home when we visited and how much fun we had sharing our Vermont with her and Jon. She was abundantly kind and made one feel special and supported and we will carry her in our hearts. Our love and condolences goes out to you Jon, Gina, Kathy, Krista and to your families.      
Love, Robin, Tom, Olivia, Emily and Max

#76 from: Marilyn Coleman
Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 8:26 PM

Ben and family, I am so sorry for your loss.  This is not the end but the beginning of a new life. I gave faith that you will meet again.

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