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Doris Jeanne Davis drew her last breath on Jan. 23, 2018. Jeanne was born April 1, 1947 in Pleasantville and grew up in rural Marysville. She graduated from Twin Cedars High School in Bussey and worked in Knoxville before moving to Des Moines. Jeanne was a strong, smart woman who worked for many years at the Federal Home Loan Bank. She kept a warm, cozy home where she enjoyed her pets and her garden. In retirement, Jeanne searched out tag sales for copper, Blue Delft and poppies. She was very proud of her independence as a young woman, and of maintaining that independence despite challenges in later years. Jeanne never complained about her obstacles, and found solutions to overcome them. Jeanne was preceded in death by her father, Curtis Hughes Davis. She is survived by her mother, Helen Frieda Davis and her canine companions Abigail and Soldier. She will be missed by aunts, uncles, cousins, her Curves family and a wealth of longtime friends. Per Jeanne's request, there will be no services. Jeanne's loved ones wish to thank the Iowa Jewish Senior Life Center for their wonderful care and concern for Jeanne. Memorials may be directed there, to Iowa Public Television, or to the animal charity of your choice.
Published on March 19, 2018
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