Mildred Davis

Godfrey | Thursday, March 1 2012

Mildred Evelyn Booth Davis, 95, died peacefully the evening of March 1, 2012 at 9:20 pm surrounded by her family.

She went to her heavenly home after a brief stay at Rosewood Care Center in Alton, IL.

Mildred was born in Washington, Pennsylvania on March 27, 1916 to Hallie Nestrich and William Sheldon Booth.  She was one of 8 siblings.

She married Kenneth Earl Davis also from Washington, Pennsylvania on October 26, 1937, and they remained united until his death on October 10, 1976.

Mildred is survived by three children and their spouses, all of whom live in the Godfrey area; a daughter, Sheila (Davis) and Phil Seitzinger, two sons, S. Wiley (Anne) Davis, and Kenneth Earl Jr. (Karla) Davis; nine grandchildren, Lori (Seitzinger) Yanacheak and spouse, Mike of Adel, Iowa, Amy (Seitzinger) Lokken and spouse, Brian of Plainfield, Illinois, Katherine (Davis) Phillips and spouse Chris of Paducah, Kentucky, Andrew Davis and spouse, Sara of Alton, John Davis of Godfrey, Tara (Davis) Beiermann and spouse Marc of Godfrey, Kenneth Earl Davis III of East Alton, and Seth Davis and Savannah Davis of Godfrey; twelve great-grandchildren, Jacob, Rebecca, and Luke Yanacheak, Allison and Blake Lokken, Bryce and Caleb Phillips, Abigail, Luke, and Nicholas Davis, Hallie and Dane Beiermann.

After getting married in Maryland, Mildred and Ken moved to Atlanta, Georgia where all three of their children were born.  They later moved to Godfrey, Illinois where they remained until their deaths.

Mildred was a long time member of Godfrey First United Methodist Church where she served as president to the Women’s Fellowship, a faithful member of their prayer group, and also financial secretary for 25 years.  She had her beautician license and received a great deal of satisfaction from that occupation.  She was a faithful christian woman who delighted in helping others.  She loved her husband, children, and grandchildren deeply and acknowledged them as a gift from God.  She will be dearly missed by her family and all who knew her.


In addition to her parents and husband, Ken, she was also preceded in death by seven siblings, Harry Booth of Wierton, West Virginia, Edna Booth Arnold, Mary Booth Wiley, Howard Booth, Bernard Booth, Romayne Booth and Nellie Booth Smith, all of Washington, Pennsylvania.

In celebration of her life, visitation will be from 9 am until time of funeral services at 11 am Monday, March 5, 2012 at Godfrey First United Methodist Church with Rev. Don Long Jr. officiating.

Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery in Godfrey.

Memorials may be directed to Godfrey First United Methodist Church or BJC Hospice.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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