Service


Date:

July 18, 2019

Location:

Brooks Funeral Care

Address:

7975 University Blvd

Clive, Iowa 50325

Arrangements By:

Brooks Funeral Care

Visitation


Date:

July 18, 2019

Start Time:

4:00 until 7:00 p.m.

Location:

Brooks Funeral Care

Address:

7975 University Blvd.

Shirley Ann Davis

Shirley (Fleming) Davis of Van Meter passed away on July 2, 2019 from cancer at EveryStep Kavanagh House in Des Moines. A celebration of life will be held from 4pm-7pm on Thursday, July 18 at Brooks Funeral Care, 7975 University Blvd in Clive.

Shirley was born in LuVerne, Iowa in 1936 to Harry and Gertrude Fleming. She grew up in Corwith and graduated from Corwith’s class of 1954. In 1956, Shirley was united in marriage to Tom Davis of Des Moines and they were married for 54 years until his death in 2010.  They raised their family in Urbandale and later moved to Johnston.

Through the years, Shirley worked as the Executive Assistant and CFO for her and Tom’s businesses; Tom Davis Body Shop, Crane Service, Trucking, Trailer Sales and then later became the Goddess of Assistance to many realtors and managers for Coldwell-Banker Mid-America Group. She was an amazing seamstress, sewing clothes for her daughters, friends, too many Barbie and baby doll outfits to count as well as wedding and bridesmaid dresses. Shirley was also an avid gardener and rock star cook and baker. There was nothing better than the smell of her fried chicken or chocolate chip cookies coming from the house. She also worshiped the sun and always sported a nice golden tan.

Shirley will be greatly missed by those that survive her; daughter Rhonda Davis-Baldwin (Gary) and their children Casey (Kelly), Toni (Jose) and Tab and daughter Cathy Davis (Doug King) and their children Rebeque and Joe (Danielle), sister and brother-in-law Jean and John Sample, sisters-in-law Deloris Fleming, Donna Fleming and brother-in-law Dean Ramus. She is also survived by 7 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her in-laws Ben and Anna Davis, sisters Alberta Will, Maxine Ramus, brothers Wayne Fleming, Dale Fleming, sister-in-law Lea Davis Cole and brothers-in-law Paul Will, Turner Davis, Richard Davis.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to the management and staff of the Waukee office of Home Instead Senior Care, Dallas County Home Services, and EveryStep/Kavanagh House for their love and care provided to Shirley. Per her wishes, Shirley has been cremated and asked that her ashes be spread anywhere in the warm sunshine. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the EveryStep Kavanagh House, 900 56th Street, Des Moines, IA 50312.

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