Hazel Ferne Davis, third daughter of Grace and Ora Davis, was born June 12, 1916, near Hatfield, MO., and passed away March 29, 1950, at the age of 33 years, 10 months and 14 days.
When she was two years old her mother passed away and her father took his family of four little ones to Allendale, MO., to live with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Davis, where she spent her early childhood. When she grew older she, with her sisters maintained a home for their father until his death April 7, 1939. She attended school in Allendale and Grant City, MO. later she attended Beauty School in St. Joseph, MO., after which she was employed in Stanberry, Mo.
On September 2, 1939, she was united in marriage to Milo McQuigg, of Redding, where they have since made their home with the exception of three years spent in Boulder, Colorado. On March 29, 1945, their home was blessed with the birth of a baby daughter, Karen Sue.
Ferne was a high spirited, capable young woman, a devoted wife with much enthusiasm for life. Optimism and cheerfulness remained with her to the last. She will be greatly missed by all her friends with whom she so eagerly entered into all church and community activities. She was a member of the C.C. Club and was on of those responsible for the organization of the Booster Club in the Methodist Church and and her untiring efforts in its behalf will never be forgotten. Ferne attended the Methodist Church and with the Rev. V.S. Bower she had made her peace with God. For the past five months Ferne had suffered patiently with an incurable disease, which was made more bearable by the constant attention and care given her by her devoted husband, loving relatives and friends. She slept peacefully away in the Graham Nursing Home in Pittsburgh, PA.
She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, her daughter, Karen Sue, two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Hunter of Allendale, MO; Mrs. Reva Nowland of Gilman City, MO. and one brother, Rexie Davis of Redding, seven nieces, eight nephews and a host of friends.
Funeral rites were held Saturday, April 1, at two o’clock from the Methodist Church in Redding, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. V.S. Bower. Joe Denzil Waugh sang, “In the Garden” and “Face to Face,” accompanied by Mrs. Eddie Lynch at the piano. Pallbearers were Vance Geiger, Eddie Lynch, Carl Quick, James Griffith, Verdon Glenn and Wilson Osborn. Those in charge of the flowers included the Mesdames Homer Foster, Howard Hiatt, Lyle Shaw, Esse Freed, William Corll, George Lambert, H.M. Seiffer, Jerry Hiatt and Harold Combs. Interment was in the Redding Cemetery.