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