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Florence Davis

Published: Monday, March 10, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
Florence Davis

STERLING – Florence Mildred “Flo” (Anderson) Davis, 96, a lifelong resident of Whiteside County, passed Saturday, March 8, 2014 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

She was born on Feb. 15, 1918 in Illinois, the daughter of Emret Lewis and Martha Elizabeth (Miller) Anderson.

She was a lifetime member of the Eagle’s Club Rock Falls (which is holding Life of Rite on Thursday). She worked at the Green River Ordnance Plant during World War II, and has been a housewife, restaurant cook and bartender throughout her life. Her greatest passions were fishing, storytelling, gardening and Bingo.

Those left to honor her memory include sons Lewis Jackson Beggs Jr. and Timothy Ivan McEvoy; daughters Lucille Jane (Beggs) Rice and Peggy Lucinda Della (McEvoy) Beswick; sons- and daughter-in-law Lewis (Demp) Rice, Donald D. Beswick and Sonja (Mitchell) McEvoy; grandsons Lewis Jackson Beggs III, Dewey Russell Beggs, Robert Cecil McEvoy, Jeremy Stephen McEvoy, Donovan Scot Beswick; Justin Jay McEvoy and JD Delgado; granddaughter Candy Sue (Beggs) Koester; great-grandchildren Andrew Beggs, Tricia (Beggs) Manning, Dominic Kenneth Russell Koester, Ashleigh Marie McEvoy, Adrianna Nicole McEvoy, Jeryn Olivia Ann McEvoy, Bennett Bishop Beswick, Violet Grace Beswick, Thomas Dewey Bulldog Beggs, Ashley Lynn Kitten Mulryan, Morgan Semester and Drayke Dyllanger Paderson; great-great-grandchildren Thomas Dewey Bulldog Beggs Jr., Melodie Dohogne and Sydnee Allyah Ann Semester; and many step grand and great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, sisters, brothers and former husbands. 

A celebration of her life and brunch will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the home of Donald and Peggy Beswick, 15016 Henry Road in Morrison.

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