Evelyn M. Davis

Evelyn M. Davis, 95, of Muscatine, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2023, at Lutheran Living Senior Campus.

Funeral Service will be 11:00 am on Friday, March 31, 2023, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Reverend Brian Oliver will officiate. Pallbearers will be Greg Hodges, Luke Phelps, Bret Greenwald, Charlie Greenwald, Alice Ganzley and Lesa Wagner.  Honorary pallbearers are Brock Davis and Chad Oerman.

Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9:00 am until 11:00 am on Friday, March 31, 2023, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Compass Hospice or Muscatine Charities. Online condolences may be made at www.wittichfuneralhome.com.

Evelyn M. Davis (Geb) was born on March 26, 1927, in Muscatine, the daughter of Harold C. and Susie E. Viner Greenwald. She married Harold A. Davis on May 10, 1946, in Muscatine. He preceded her in death in 1990.

Evelyn worked as a full-time mother and homemaker while her children were young.  She then was employed as a bookkeeper for Muscatine City Hall where she worked for 20 years. From 1992 until 2005, she worked part time in the office of Toyota of Muscatine.

She loved spending time with her family; especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Evelyn enjoyed playing cards, bingo, and doing crossword puzzles.  She was an avid fan of baseball and loved the St. Louis Cardinals and going to St. Louis to watch them play and then hang out with her kids and grandkids at Ballpark Village.  In her younger days, she was a great bowler and once won Muscatine city champion in singles and doubles.  Her favorite pastime with friends was going to the casino boat and shopping for leopard print fashions and purses.

She is survived by her children, Robert ‘Bob’ Davis and his wife, Barbara, of Muscatine, and Vicki Dillon and her husband, Jack, of Tiffin; grandchildren, Carly Hodges and her husband Greg of Coralville, Erin Criss and her husband Zac of North Liberty, Whitney Phelps and her husband, Luke, of Muscatine, and Brock Davis of Schenectady, NY; great grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Tyler Hodges; Paisley Criss; Beckham, Camden, and Leighton Phelps; and her sister, Pat Grim of Davenport.

Evelyn is preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, William J. Greenwald, Harold, Neil, and Wayne Greenwald; and sister, Virginia Bluhm.

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