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Marlene Davis

May 4, 1940 — October 20, 2022


Marlene M. Davis of Warsaw, passed away unexpectedly in her home on Thursday, October 20, 2022. She was 82 years old.

Born in Goshen on May 4, 1940, Marlene was the daughter of Marlond J. and Esther M. (Roberts) Kirkdorffer. She was a 1958 graduate of New Paris High School and was married in New Paris to Don Davis, who most knew as "Steve" on April 23, 1961. The pair shared more than sixty years together before his passing in August 2021.

Marlene learned the value of hard work at an early age, working as a carhop at her parents' New Paris drive-in. She also worked as a dental assistant, as a property manager on Lake Wawasee, as the office Manager for Land O'Goshen in New Paris, at Clayton Garden Center and at Laketronics.

Marlene was a longtime member of Bethany Church of the Brethren, New Paris, where she taught Sunday School and was a song leader. She also attended Wawasee Lakeside Chapel, Syracuse. She enjoyed bowling and was with the Todd Realty league team for some time. She also enjoyed visiting Florida, walking in her neighborhood and bicycle rides.

More than anything, Marlene loved her family. Those who survive include two children: Tonda (Jay) Kaiser, Milford and Todd (Katrina) Davis of Warsaw; 6 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and three siblings: brothers, Larry (Mary) Kirkdorffer of Milford, Ronnie (Jeanette) Kirkdorffer of New Paris and Peggy Lockwood of Goshen. In addition to her husband, Steve, she was preceded in passing by her parents.

Marlene's care is entrusted to Titus Funeral Homes & Cremation Services; services will be held at the Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 South Huntington Street, Syracuse on Wednesday, October 26, 2022. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. with funeral service at 7 o'clock. Pastor Brad Cox will officiate the service.

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