Elizabeth Josephine Davenport, 87, of Joliet, Ill. and a former resident of Grand Chain, Ill., passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at 4:03 p.m. at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.
Elizabeth was born April 22, 1925 in New Burnside, Ill. She was the daughter of Walter & Ruth (Lawrence) Reeves.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary (Larry) Garner of Joliet and Patricia Leach of Peoria, Ill., seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Three sisters, Ruth Anne Brunson of Morehead, Ky., Mary Jones of Grand Chain and Margaret Smelcer of Lexington, Ky., and several nieces and nephews also survive her.
In addition to her parents, a daughter, Elizabeth Morrow, a grandson, a granddaughter, one sister and three brothers, preceded Elizabeth in death.
The Army Corps of Engineers had employed Elizabeth as a purchasing agent. She was of the Methodist faith. Elizabeth enjoyed gardening and reading.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday morning, March 2, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Pastor Allan Milligan will officiate.
Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery, east of Ozark, Ill. Visitation will be Saturday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105-1905.