Obituary: Helen Davis, 85



Helen Davis, 85, of Westfield died Jan. 7, 2013. Born in Dubois, Ind., she was the daughter of Joseph H. and Magdalena Kempf Theising.

She graduated from Dubois High School and then Indiana Business College. She went on to work as a stenographer for the Veterans Administration and as a Secretarial Assistant for an investment company, but her true calling was that of wife, mother and homemaker. She was a charter member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. She was involved in the Medical Missions group as well as the Living Rosary ministry. She had many hobbies over the years including sewing, quilting, gardening, driving a tractor and truck, and feeding livestock on the family farm. Her passion was sewing and quilting and she made more than 100 quilts. She also served as the head inspector at the local polls on Election Day for many elections.

Survivors include her six children and spouses: Carol (Bill) Whitson of West Lafayette, Judy (Bob) Crandall and Nancy Davis of Carmel, Charles Davis and Beverly Emmert of Westfield and Joe (Caroline) Davis of Midland, Mich.; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, V. John Davis; parents; five brothers and four sisters.

Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Leppert Mortuary Carmel Chapel, Carmel. Rosary will follow visitation. Funeral Mass will take place at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Interment will be at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens immediately following Mass.

Online condolences may be made at In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in the name of Helen Davis to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 14598 Oakridge Rd., Carmel, IN 46032 or Parkinson’s Awareness Association of Central Indiana, Inc., 4755 Kingsway Drive, Ste. 33, Indianapolis, IN 46205.