Elinore G. Davis

Her faith in her Savior and the love she gave to and received from her family carried her along the journey that Elinore G. Davis traveled until February 15, 2016. Elinore shared her smile with everyone and will long be remembered for it.

Elinore was born in North Beaver Township, PA on January 2, 1919 to the late James C. and Mary F. McConaghy Gardner. She was preceded in death by her grandson, William J. Arbogast and her siblings, Dr. James L. Gardner, Jean Miles, Margaret Anderman, Janet Dawson, Dr. Thomas A. Gardner and Mary Jane Clark.

She was married for 40 years to Harry J Davis. He passed away on July 29, 1986. Their union resulted in a loving family that includes, Nancy Davis of Wampum, Ruth (James) Klingensmith of Caledonia, Michigan, Rebecca (G. Michael) Arbogast of Beaver Falls; and Edwin Davis of Wampum. Her loving family also includes ten grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.

Elinore was a graduate of Mt. Jackson High School and Geneva College. She taught English in Brookville, Ohio, Wampum and Ellwood City School Districts. She was an active member of the Wampum Presbyterian Church where she served as a Deacon. She previously was a member of the Wampum Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years.

Visitation will be held at Marshall Funeral Home in Wampum on Wednesday, February 17 from 2-4 and 7-9. Services will be conducted by her nephew, Rev. Bruce Gardner, at 11:00 am Thursday at the funeral home. A committal service and interment will follow at Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the City Rescue Mission or to the donor’s favorite charity.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

16 thoughts on “Elinore G. Davis

  1. Nancy, Ruth, Becky and Ed,
    I am deeply sorry for the loss of Elinore. She always had a smile. I enjoyed her sense of humor. You have all been faithful to her. Blessings to all of you and your families.
    Shirley Klindienst Sanders

  2. Nancy, Ruth, Jim, Becky, Mike and Ed,
    My deepest sympathy to your family on your loss. Our mothers were lifelong friends and her care and concern for my mother has not been forgotten. God bless you.
    Thelma McKim Snyder

  3. Dear Nancy, Ruth, Becky and Ed ,
    Our sincere sympathy to each of you in the loss of your mother. We have many fond memories of Aunt Elinore and pray you will be comforted during this time of mourning.
    Jim and Linda Gardner

  4. To a very blessed family — I am sorry for your loss and smile at her great gain in looking into the eyes of her Savior and entering eternity.

    I had hoped to go to the funeral home to write a small notation in the book for the family to treasure as I have. Each week my conscientious 7th grade English teacher would clean the black board and leave a quote on the left side for the upcoming week. I often share this little saying with my family.

    “Good, better, best.
    Never let it rest.
    Until your good is better,
    and your better is best.”

    Most sincerely,
    Pam Heitzenrater

  5. Dear Nancy, Ruth, Becky and Ed ,
    My sincere sympathy to each of you on the loss of your mother. I have many fond memories of Aunt Elinore, admired her humble and loving devotion to her family, and will continue remember her radiant smile.

    Life is mingled with joys and sadness but I pray you will be comforted by remembrance of your mother’s steadfast faith and love. I wish that I could be there with you today.

  6. Nancy, Ruth, Becky and Ed,
    So sorry for your loss, sending all our sympathies and prayers to you and your family.

  7. Dear Ed and Family,
    So sorry to learn of your Mother’s passing. Keeping you in prayer and may her memory be eternal…
    Roberta Brandon

  8. I only knew her as Mrs. Davis, my English teacher at Ellwood in 6th or 7th grade. Up until then I had no interest in spelling and correct grammar. I have fond memories of her spelling bees every week. I think she saw something in me and she pushed me to become a better student. May she rest in peace.
    I want to let the family know that she had a direct impact on my success in life. She taught me that in order to achieve you have to work for it. I can say that I went on to a Military career, A successful Devry Gaduate, And finally a 22 yr ongoing career with INTEL corp. I am sure that Mrs. Davis has hundreds or even thousands that have been touched by her passion to teach and mold children s lives.

  9. Our sympathy to you all. The time comes, we all know, but it’s still your mother and it’s still sad. Jane emailed that she would probably not last much longer and then again when she died but at that point she wasn’t sure about arrangements. We waited and didn’t hear any more. Tried calling Jane twice and Louise once with no success. Finally last night I wised up, Why not call Marshalls?! So Vernice looked them up on the computer this morning (Friday) and learned we are too late. So sorry. love and prayers from Bill and Vernice Mc.

  10. Elinore was a dear friend and co-worker for many years. We always looked forward to seeing her when the Kovenant Kids Puppet Minestry came to Wampum Presbyterian Church. Elinore always stuck with her high standards as a teacher. She will be remembered by many.

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