Eleanora Davis, 92, of St. James, died on Saturday, March 18, 2012 at Mayo Clinic Health System-St. James.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in St. James with Reverend Ken Bowman officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in Madelia.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 for one hour prior to the services at the church.
Eleanora Bertena Walker was born on February 26, 1920 to George and Ida Mae (Ringheim) Walker in St. James, Minnesota. She graduated from St. James High School in 1938 and worked for Consolidated Aircraft in San Diego, California in the early 1940s.
On June 18, 1942 she married Isaac Davis in San Diego. Upon returning to St. James, they owned and operated Davis Machine Shop for 27 years prior to retirement. Following Isaac’s death in 2003, she remained in her home until moving to Brandt Ridge in September 2011. A lifelong learner, she enjoyed traveling, reading and volunteering. In 2004 she was recognized for 40 years volunteer service at Pleasant View Good Samaritan Center. The St. James Sertoma Club honored her with its Service to Mankind Award in 1995 for her volunteer work in the community.
Eleanora was a member of First Lutheran Church Auxiliary, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Watonwan County Historical Society St. James Chapter and the National Stuttering Project. She was a past member of the American Red Cross, working with local blood drives for many years.
Survivors include sisters-in-law, Evelyn Peters of St. James, MN, Doretta Brown of the Dominic and Dorothy Davis of Lancaster, CA; special friends, Dale and Bette Johnson of St. James, MN; nieces and nephews, Mary Meyer and Michaela, Ardis Hoffert, Sharon Carpenter Bushey, Wayne Bushey, Vicki Johnson Bushey, Marcy Laidlow Bushey, Wilmer Davis III, Terry Davis, Howard Davis, Adair Johnston, Jerry Peters, Dennis Peters, Dale Peters, Alice Peters, Arne Peters, William Peters, Joanna Berry, Philip Brown, Sharon Porter, Sandra Downs, Peggy Powell, Jennifer Craig, Margaret Wey, Eric Johnson, Cheryl Davis and Lois Karas; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
Eleanora was preceded in death by her husband; parents; sister, Amanda Meyer; and an infant brother.
Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James. You may send the family condolences online at http://www.sturmfh.com. The family prefers memorials to be given to charity of choice.