Mary E. Davis
Mary Ellen Tower Davis, 85, Ramsey, formerly of Indianapolis, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.
Born Feb. 7, 1931, in Marengo, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Maggie Tower.
She was a graduate of Marengo High School, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education from Indiana University Southeast, started her career as a young helper at the Tower-Merryman general store in Marengo, was secretary to the vice president of Engineering at Allison Engine Co. in Indianapolis and handled the bookkeeping for Davis Poultry Farm and Davis Orchard in the 1970s. She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star and was a member of Ouiska Run DAR and Unity Chapel United Methodist Church near Ramsey.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Robert P. Davis, and 11 siblings, Howard, Sheldon, Melvin, Archie, Norman, Frieda, Thelma, Mildred, Corrine, Annabelle and Martha.
Survivors include four children, Laura, Cindy, Clay and Nancy Trowbridge (Mike); six grandchildren, Kay Matt and Libby Trowbridge (Nancy) and Zosia, Marek and Kryzsztof Davis (Clay), and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation: Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey.
Funeral: Thursday, Feb. 2, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the Marengo High School Alumni Association or Unity Chapel United Methodist Church, both in care of Swarens Funeral Home, 1405 Highway 64 NW, Ramsey, IN 47166.