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Virginia Bell Davis

December 11, 1928 — April 23, 2024

St. Johns

      Virginia Bell Davis, age 95, of St. Johns, MI passed away Monday, April 22, 2024, at Burcham Hills, East Lansing, MI. 

      Funeral Services will be held at St. Peter Lutheran Church, St. Johns, MI, at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 27, 2024, with Rev. Timothy Bayer officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the service Saturday at the church. Burial will take place at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery. 

    Virginia was born in Clare, Michigan on December 11, 1928, the daughter of Lewis and Zina (Robinson) Heiden.  On November 20, 1948, Virginia married Orvest J. "Johnny" Davis in Lansing, MI. They were blessed with nearly 70 years of marriage prior to his passing on May 5, 2018.

      Virginia was a bus driver for DeWitt Public Schools for 22 years. 

Virginia and Johnny enjoyed making different crafts and traveling around Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio to craft shows and selling their items. 4-H was a large part of Virginia and Johnny's lives and they dedicated many hours to the talent & beef shows. Virginia and Johnny loved dancing together, especially to the Mello Tones. They always grew a beautiful garden, and flowers. They loved canning their produce, baking pies, picking blueberries, and making homemade jam to share with friends and family. Virginia was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church where she was active in organizing funeral luncheons and ladies aid.    

    She is survived by two daughters: Linda Davis, and Kathy and Harold Schmidt, son Randy and Rhonda Davis, eight grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren, her brother Edward and Delores Heiden, and one sister Irene Watson.    She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Johnny, siblings: Herman, Ben, Laura, Betty, and Dora. 

      Memorials may be made to St. Peter Lutheran Church, St. Johns, MI 48879. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.

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Visitation

Saturday, April 27, 2024

9:30 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Peter Lutheran Church

8990 Church Rd, Saint Johns, MI 48879

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Funeral Service

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Peter Lutheran Church

8990 Church Rd, Saint Johns, MI 48879

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Burial

Saturday, April 27, 2024

St. Peter Lutheran Church

8990 Church Rd, Saint Johns, MI 48879

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