Sue Ellen Davis, age 61 years, a resident of Buncombe, Illinois, passed away Monday, February 5, 2018 at 10:16 AM at her home.
Sue was born September 12, 1956 in Marion, Illinois. She was the daughter of Gene and Lucille (Howard) Marks.
Sue was united in marriage to Richard “Dale” Davis on September 11, 2004. He preceded her in death on December 16, 2014.
Survivors include: her mother- Lucille Marks of Buncombe; 2 sons- David Q. Marks and Tommy L. Groner, Jr. both of Buncombe; 3 grandchildren- Aiden, Paige and Peyton; a brother- Danny Marks of Chester.
In addition to her father and husband, Sue was preceded in death by: an infant brother- David Eugene Marks.
Sue was a 1974 Vienna High School graduate. She had attended Flight Attendant School in Minnesota. She later attained a Nursing Degree from Shawnee Community College.
Sue was a LPN and was devoted to the nursing profession. She had been employed by a number of healthcare facilities and had last worked at the Hillview Healthcare Center in Vienna.
Sue was the Fire Chief of the Buncombe Fire Department. Sue was a member of the Illinois Fire Chief’s Association. She was the Vice President of S.I. Coal Belt Association. Sue was the Secretary and Liaison for Mabas Division 45. She served as a longtime trustee for the Village of Buncombe.
Sue had been a member of the Goreville Chapter #1009 Order of the Eastern Star since December of 1974. She had went through the line and had been a Worthy Matron 8 times. Most currently she held the position of Associate Matron.
Sue attended the Cedar Grove Church near Buncombe. Sue enjoyed serving and working on the Fire Department and making floral arrangements for family graves.
Visitation will be held Saturday evening, February 10, 2018 from 5pm-7pm at the Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. At 7pm there will be a Firefighter Burial Honors Service followed by a walk-thru of local Fire Department and Emergency Services Personnel.
Eastern Star Rites will be held on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 1:30pm at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.
Burial will be at the Mt. Zion Cemetery at Buncombe.
Memorials may be made to the Heather Harper Treat Fund, PO Box 98, Vienna, IL 62995.