Janese L. Davis
July 23, 1936 - July 31, 2013
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Mrs. Janese L. Davis, 77, of Burlington died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics surrounded by her family.
Born July 23, 1936 in Kahoka, Missouri, she was the youngest daughter of Ralph and Edna (Saar) Shankster. On August 4, 1957 she married her high school sweetheart, Gene Edward Davis in a double wedding with her twin sister, Janet and Keith Nixon in Kahoka.
Mrs. Davis was a 1954 graduate of Kahoka High School and graduated from Burlington Beauty Academy in 1956. She used her skills as a cosmetologist to enrich the lives of her clients for 56 years, working at The Looking Glass and ultimately retiring from The Curly Inn.
Mrs. Davis attended Zion United Church of Christ. She was a member of O.E S. in Kahoka, Jr. Women's Club, P.E.O. and Burlington Golf Club. She served as a past talent chairman of the Burlington Follies. She enjoyed playing cards, including Bridge and being with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Gene Davis of Burlington; three sons, Jerry (Nanette) Davis of Olathe, Kansas, Gary (Tammy) Davis of Burlington and Larry (Caron) Davis of Tulsa, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren (Taylor, Ashley, Bannen, Selleck, Conner, Reed, and Rachael Davis); one great granddaughter (Gabriella); her twin sister, Janet Nixon of Kahoka and sister, Patricia Stubbs of Brentwood, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial has been established for Great River Hospice.

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Fri, August 2, 2013
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


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Lunning Chapel
2620 Mt. Pleasant St.
Burlington, Iowa 52601


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Sat, August 3, 2013
11:00 AM


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Burlington, Iowa 52601


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Susan Ratekin Krogmeier
Aug 6, 2013

Jim & I were so sorry Gene to hear about Janese's passing. She was one of a kind. She had more energy & life in her than anyone I know. My favorite memory of her was from my childhood when I listened to her tell the stor... more

Aug 6, 2013
Jim & I were so sorry Gene to hear about Janese's passing. She was one of a kind. She had more energy & life in her than anyone I know. My favorite memory of her was from my childhood when I listened to her tell the story to (probably to your mom Lori) of how she came out of the grocery store and found someone had put a bumper sticker on her car. So she crouched down and started to scrap it off when someone approached her & asked her what she was doing. Without paying attention to the person she said, "someone put a bumper sticker on my car & my husband hates these things!" The person replied, "That is MY car that you are taking the bumper sticker off of!" I will never forget listening to her tell that story and laughs that story brought! She was one of a kind. I'm so sorry to you Jerry, Gary & Larry, it seems she left this earth so young. May you be comforted in knowing having Janese in your life for one lifetime is equal to two lifetimes because she did everything twice as fast. She was able to pack twice as much into one day. I'm sure no one knows the blessings of being recepients of that more than you. Without a doubt she's probably getting everything in high speed order in heaven for when the rest of you join her. May you feel Gods strength & presence now when you need it most.

Susan Ratekin Krogmeier
Lori Reeder Asbury
Aug 4, 2013

My sympathy to all the family. I am sure the passing of such a vibrant woman will leave a HUGE gap in your lives. Janese was a great neighbor. I will always remember her talking to my mom and making us laugh.

ART BARRY
Aug 3, 2013

PLEASE ACCEPT OUR SYMPATHY-GODS SPECIAL BLESSINGS-ART&MARILYN BARRY

Janet Larson
Aug 2, 2013

My sympathy goes out to you, Gene, and your family. Janese was my friend since our sons were playing YMCA Basketball . She also was my hairdresser for as long as I can remember. We would talk about our dogs while she my ... more

Aug 2, 2013
My sympathy goes out to you, Gene, and your family. Janese was my friend since our sons were playing YMCA Basketball . She also was my hairdresser for as long as I can remember. We would talk about our dogs while she my hair. She loved her dogs. She will be greatly missed. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

Janet Larson
Wayne & Jo Witt
Aug 2, 2013

To Gene and family. No words can say just how sorry we are to hear of Janese passing. We will cherish our fond memories and we were honored to have been your friends for all those years we were there in Burlington.

Terry McLaughlin Burns
Aug 2, 2013

I was so shocked and saddened to hear this news about Janese, this morning! I send my love and prayers to Gene and family, Pat, Janet, and their families! I have known these sisters ALL of my life. Our mothers were frien... more

Aug 2, 2013
I was so shocked and saddened to hear this news about Janese, this morning! I send my love and prayers to Gene and family, Pat, Janet, and their families! I have known these sisters ALL of my life. Our mothers were friends, amd I went to school with the girls and Gene. My heart, and deep sympathy are with you all! Love, Terry

Terry McLaughlin Burns
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