Martha A. Davis

Birth Date: 
Wednesday, November 13, 1935
Date of Passing: 
Sunday, May 2, 2021

Martha Ann (Gordon) Davis passed away suddenly at Wooster Community Hospital on Sunday, May 2, 2021. She was born November 13, 1935 in Lima, Ohio the daughter of Edward and Dorothy Wood Gordon. After graduation from Wooster High School in the class of 1953, she was employed at the Research Center and Lightning Rod Mutual Insurance Co. On March 13, 1955 she married Dean Davis and they were happily married for 61 years until he passed away in 2016.

They raised three children: John (Beth) Davis, Nancy (Randy) Duncan, and Scott (Diane) Davis. She had four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; Amy (Chad) Wolf and their children Keenan, Lucas, Laney, and Cooper; Tom (Rachelle) Davis and their children Austin, Tyler, andKaylee; Tim Davis and his children Elijah, Christian, and Liam; and Matt (Carlee) Duncan; step-grandchildren, Michelle (Todd) Thompson and their children, Tyler and Chellsie (Nathan) Hanson and Carter and Lincoln; Mandy Harold and her daughter, Carissa Carte.

Also surviving is a brother, Bill (Mary) Gordon of Port Clinton and sisters-in-law, Bonnie Slickerof Orrville, and Gail (Donnie) Riggenbach of Sterling.

Martha and Dean spent many years wintering in Ft. Myers, Florida. They were world-wide travelers with a special love of cruising with the "gang". One of her greatest joys was watching her grandchildren play sports and exhibit 4-H animals.

She was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church and Ohio Farm Bureau. She was an avid Buckeyes fan along with following the College of Wooster Scots basketball program, where she was a member of The Rebounders Club. She had many cherished friendships.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her in-laws Wesley and Thelma Davis, sisters and brothers in law, Marilyn (Harold) Hoffer, Treva (Stan) Becker, Newt Greeger and Cletus Slicker.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held for friends and family at Grace Church, Friday, May 7th at 3:30 PM. Please join us immediately following for a reception to celebrate Martha's life at the family farm (5795 Cleveland Road, Wooster).

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations made be made to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Zion Lutheran Church, 301 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation for the sympathy, comforting words, prayers and all expressions of kindness and concern.

Online condolences may be left for the family at




Memorial Contributions: 

Ohio's Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Zion Lutheran Church, 301 N. Market St., Wooster, OH 44691


No calling hours


Celebration of Life Service at 3:30 P.M. at Grace Church on Friday, May 7, 2021.


Nancy, Randy, Amy and Matt-
We are so devastated about Tilly, as I’m sure you all are. We are praying for you in this difficult time of loss. She was truly a wonderful woman.
Our deepest sympathies.

Very sorry for your loss. Martha had a wonderful life, surrounded by great family and many friends. Whenever I saw her out and about she was always friendly and smiling. As a kid - she fed me a lot of meals and drove me around to all of the places a girl needs to go, I always felt welcome at the Davis home. She was a beautiful person and she will be greatly missed. Thinking of you all. Stan and Linda Wengerd

Our deepest sympathies to Martha's family. She will be missed by all her knew her.

My condolences to the Davis family. Martha and Dean have been cherished friends for many, many years. What a sweet, kind and great lady. I will miss them both greatly.

We are so very sorry for your sudden loss. My parents had many wonderful experiences traveling and spending time with Martha and Dean. We are praying for comfort for your family and you have our deepest sympathies.

To all the family members, we are very sorry for your loss. We are praying for you and thinking of you during this very difficult time.

Keeping all the Davis family in my prayers. Martha was a wonderful person and will be missed. Let your memories sustain you. So very sorry for your loss.

so sorry for your loss. Praying for the family.

My sincere sympathies on the loss of Martha. I rarely saw her after Dean died & often wondered how she was doing. My mom & dad told great fun stories of their times together And , of course, monthly card club . You are all in my prayers .

Sympathy and prayers to the Davis family. I feel like I have known Martha for many years since I can remember her family from attending Zion. Years later from waiting on her at Buehlers. We would once again come in contact when my children and grandchildren would be involved in sports and 4H with the younger Davis family. She was always a very classy lady. May memories give you comfort.

I am sending loving sympathy and prayers to Martha's family. She was a wonderful Zion friend and will be missed by many.

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Davis Family.

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