Anna (Ann) Davis

Monday, October 9, 2017

Anna (Ann) Alice Davis, 95, died Sept. 17, 2017, at Hope Hospice near her home in Fort Myers, Florida.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday Oct. 14, at the Higginsville Cemetery. Ann will rest next to her sister Myra Davis and her parents.

Ann was born Aug, 1, 1922, to John Rondeau Davis and Laura Green Davis in Lafayette County, the eighth of nine children. She learned from her family how important love and respect were to the quality of life with her family and friends. Ann succeded in her life goals of being a loving wife and mother. Ann loved life, even when it was challenging. She believed that God’s love is often shown through a smile, a wave, a hug as well as prayer and forgiveness. Ann enjoyed reading the Bible each day and attended church and bible studies whenever she was able. From childhood she enjoyed memorizing Bible verses and poetry like William Wordsworth’s Daffodils, which she would recite to her mother. She spent many hours in her youth on the porch swing just reading books.

Ann was a member of the First Christan Church, Christian Women’s Fellowship, The P.E.O. and Woodland Yacht Club. She especially enjoyed foreign travel, painting with watercolors and ceramics.

Ann is survived by five Slusher children: Pamela Cornford of Genoa, Nev., David Slusher of Kailua, Hawaii, Mark Slusher of Richmond, Va., Julie Shiebany of Coumbia, Mo., and Marie Brandt of Concordia; and two of William Lang’s children, Betsy McCraine of Austin, Texas and William Lang, Jr. of Chicago, Ill. The twins Paul Slusher and John Slusher passed shortly after birth in 1957. Ann has 12 grandchildren, one of whom preceded her in passing, and eight great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Lee J. Slusher, and her second husband William H. Lang, Sr.