Rose Davis

Rose Bernadean (Draper) Davis went home to be with our Lord on April 17, 2019.  She was born on September 2, 1937, to the late Frank and Pauline (Pulley) Draper in Wabash, IN.

Rose graduated from Wabash High School in 1956, and she married Robert James Davis on January 31, 1958.  He survives.  They built their home and lived in Gas City for 30 years.  Rose was a homemaker and worked ten years as a QNA at Twin City Nursing Home, Gas City.

She was a Brownie leader of Gas City Troop 352 for several years.  She enjoyed sewing, crafts, her flower bed, and traveling.  She loved making cookies for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and she was known as the peanut brittle lady.  She attended Wabash North Wesleyan Church, Wabash, IN.

Also surviving are two daughters, Catharina (Davis) Keller, Upland, and Teresa (Jerry) Mesker, FL; a son, Ron (Sheila) Davis, Upland; 8 grandchildren: Travis, Courtney, Ryan, Stephanie, Ross, Drew, Joshua, and Matthew; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Colleen Horner, Wabash; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis Eby; a grandson, Dustin; and a great-grandson, Devon.

Visitation was Friday, April 19, 2019, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, IN.

A funeral service was Saturday, April 20, 2019, at the funeral home with Pastor Joseph Kelly presiding.  Burial was at Gardens of Memory, 11201 S. Marion Rd.-35, Marion, IN.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wabash North Wesleyan Church, 600 Manchester Ave., Wabash, IN 46992 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be made at

Posted on 2019 Apr 23