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Mary W. Jenkins Davis

Mary W. Jenkins Davis                 “beloved mother and grandmother”

OLEAN, NY---Mary W. Jenkins Davis, 88, of Olean, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015 in the Bradford Manor, Bradford, PA, after a long illness.
     Born November 23, 1926 in the Mountain Clinic in Olean, NY, she was a daughter of Frank and Ella Moody Walker.  In 1946 in Chrystal, PA, she married Harold B. Jenkins, who died in 1988. In 1996 she married William Davis, Jr. who died in 2010.
     She graduated from Shinglehouse High School and attended Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. At age 40 she earned her licensed practical nursing degree in Cincinnati, Ohio.
     Mrs. Davis was a member of the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church and a member of the Mary Martha group of the church.  She later attended the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse.  She loved attending Bible study groups.  Mary had been a Sunday school teacher, a Girl Scout leader, and a volunteer for the Potter County Hospice. She was a member of the former Holiday Ramblers in Shinglehouse. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, painting, and camping.  She loved picnics, but most especially loved spending time with her family.
     Surviving are two sons, Dr. Thomas F. (MaryKay) Jenkins of Denver, Colorado and Harold O. (Anna) Jenkins of Allentown, PA; a daughter, Peggy J. (Richard) Windsor of Olean; five grandchildren; a great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
    In addition to her parents and husbands, Mrs. Davis was predeceased by two brothers, Charles Walker and Holmes Walker; and a sister, Ruth Walden.
     There will be no public visitation.  Private funeral services will be held at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.  
    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.


I am sorry about the loss of your mother.  Losing a loved one in death is such a difficult thing to experience.  Please be comforted by the promise made by Jesus in the Bible at John 5:28,29.  He tells us that all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.  Meanwhile as I pray for that day to come, I ask God to bless your family and give you the strength to endure this trying time.

Michelle Nelson Jan 28 2015 12:00 AM

I am very sorry to hear about Mary, my sister and I worked for her and Bill for a couple years.  I worked for Ken and Wanda for years and had heard many nice things about Mary and of course from (RIP) leo amd Marie stout.  Again sorry for your loss.   Bridget

Bridget and Larry Graham Jan 24 2015 12:00 AM

Dear Jenkins Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your mom was such a sweet lady,always kind. We had many wonderful visits over coffee at the restaurant. May God be with you and give you peace at this time.
Howie Wheeler (wheelie)

Howie Wheeler Sr Jan 8 2015 12:00 AM

It is with a heavy heart to hear about Mary . We have known Mary for years in church and as a neighbor. Never will you find a loving and kind person as Mary. Mary always smiled and Never had a harsh word about anyone. Mary always took care of her neighbors . We here on earth are going to miss her but Heaven gained an Angel. Love and prayers for all of you. Our lives will be emptier without her. Mary you will never know how much you were loved and respected. You will ge missed.

Dave and Kathy Garrity Jan 8 2015 12:00 AM

To Mary's immediate and extended family:
A spark has gone out of everyone's life who knew Mary.  She was the goodliest of souls we all wish we could be.  Bubbly, fun-loving, and thoughtful toward others ... she lived an exemplary life.  She's already missed.  Our loss ... your loss, is truly Heaven's gain.

Janice L. Hancharick Jan 8 2015 12:00 AM