Obituary: Mrs Shirley Annette Davis
Mrs Shirley Annette Davis, of Belton Grove, Grantham, has died in Pilgrim Hospital, Boston. She was 79.
She was born on 29 November, 1935 in Shorncliffe Army Camp, Folkestone, Kent.
Mrs Davis had two children, Stephen and Helen Marshall, who were born prior to her marriage to Brian. Their father was killed in a motor bike accident. Helen was adopted and Stephen became part of the Davis family.
In April 1960 she married Brian Davis and had three further children, Philip, Marian and Michael.
Mrs Davis was a housewife until taken ill following a stroke in late 1979.
The family moved in 1980 from RAF Odiham in Hampshire, to RAF Newton, near Bingham. Mr Davis left the forces in 1985 and the family moved to Grantham.
Mrs Davis continued to suffer minor strokes and her home was altered to accommodate her ailments. In 2014 she had a stroke which meant her husband was no longer able to cope with her care and she moved into a nursing home in Sleaford. She was later transferred to a home in Heckington.
Her interests included writing, mainly short Christian stories for magazines. She was also an authority on American native persons.
The funeral service was conducted at Grantham Baptist Church, Wharf Road, conducted by the Rev Andy Scholes and the Rev Keith Moyes.
Family mourners included: Brian Davis, Marian Davis, Philip Davis, Michael Davis, Amy Davis, Heidi Marshall, Roy Davis, Joe Davis, George Easton, Yvonne Jerome, Jackie Davis, Jackie Taylor and Vicky and Alan Johnson.
Other mourners included: Maureen Smith, Keith and Joyce Moyes, Rosemary and Robert Nash, Gill Baxter, Lorna Berry, the Rev A. Scholes, Steve Hopkins, Madeline and David Dawson, Val Rose, Janet and Barry Saunders, Dr Malcolm and Mrs Jenny Hewittson, Maureen Pettman, Elizabeth Cooling, Sylvia Clark, Jenny Dyer, Lillian Stones, David Bend, Debbie Chappell, Sally Wooldridge, Mrs Hill, Barbara Perkins, Alan Robinson, Ralph Mitchell, Ruby Stuckey, Carole Embling, Alan Jackson, David and Lesley Lynn, Sue Easton, Belinda Easton, Amanda Easton, and Lynda Femeley.
Funeral arrangements were by Robert Holland, St Catherine’s Road, Grantham.
Donations were received for the Stoke Association.