Violet M. Davis

MIDDLETOWN – Violet M. Davis, 75, of Middletown, died at 10:40 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at her home.

Born on March 24, 1938, in West Perry Township, Snyder County, she was a daughter of the late Newton E. and Minerva E. (Strawser) Hokenbrough. On April 27, 1956, she married her surviving husband, Raymond L. Davis, with whom she shared nearly 57 years of marriage.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by: her children, Kathie M. Gerrity and her husband, Robert, of Waldorf, Md., and Donald E. Davis and his wife, Sally, of Etters; two sisters, Minerva E. Fronk and her husband, William, of McAlisterville, and Alma A. Barner, of Ephrata; one brother, Howard S. Hokenbrough and his wife, Shawn, of Freeburg; a sister-in-law, Cindy Hokenbrough, of Mount Pleasant Mills; and she leaves behind four grandchildren, Kevin D. Gerrity, Megan E. Gerrity, Gina M. Davis, Michelle J. Davis; and a great-granddaughter, Cali N. Wintermyer.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Marlin D. Hokenbrough, and Elwood N. Hokenbrough, in infancy.

Mrs. Davis was a 1955 graduate of Middleburg High School and was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Middletown, where she had served as the treasurer of the church.

In earlier life, she had been employed by East Salem Shirt Factory. Later, she served as a cook in the cafeteria at East Juniata High School. After moving to Middletown, she retired as a cook from the Middletown School District. During her retirement she had been employed by Pomeroy’s Department Store, Harrisburg, and her last employment was Myers Associates, Harrisburg.

Violet had a passion for collecting clowns and loved to take walks. She also had a gift for sewing and playing the piano; however, her greatest joy came from being a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother because she cherished the precious time that she spent with her family.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 29, 2013, at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Middletown, with the Rev. John Overman officiating. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Hillside Cemetery, McAlisterville.

There will be no viewing; however, a visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Brown Funeral Homes Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville, and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service Friday, at the church.

For those who wish, memorial donations in Mrs. Davis’s memory may be made to Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 890 Ebenezer Road, Middletown, PA 17057, or to Homeland Hospice, 2300 Vartan Way, Suite 115, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

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