Archive for Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Obituary: Rilda Berneice Davis

1927-2006

July 19, 2006

Services for Rilda Berneice Davis, 78, Tonganoxie, will be at 11 a.m. today, July 19, 2006, at Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, Bonner Springs, with burial in the Bonner Springs Cemetery.

Mrs. Davis died Saturday, July 15, 2006, at her home.

She was born Sept. 24, 1927, in Kansas City, Kan., and grew up in Wolcott.

She married John H. Bowlin on Jan. 1, 1944. They owned Berneice's Grocery and the Bowlin chain store in the Argentine district in Kansas City, Kan., for 10 years before retiring in 1972.

Her husband died on Dec. 7, 1986.

She later married George Davis on July 21, 1987. He survives, of the home.

Together they worked at International Paper in the Fairfax district in Kansas City, Kan.

Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by two daughters, Barbara J. Mullikin in 2002, and Phyllis J. Atkinson in 2004.

Survivors include two daughters, Gloria J. Dudley, O'Fallon, Mo., and Gail J. Boyer, Overland Park; three sons, Michael H. Bowlin, Houston, Steven L. Bowlin, Basehor, and James P. Bowlin, Dallas; two brothers, William Miller and Jack Hill; 16 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends before the service, beginning at 9 a.m.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Wyandotte County Cancer Action, sent in care of Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, 214 Oak St., Bonner Springs 66012.

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