Frances Davis

Obituary of Frances Davis

Frances K. Davis, 94, of Nanticoke passed away Thursday, May 28, 2020 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She was a resident at Birchwood Healthcare Center for the past eight years. She lived at Oplinger Towers for over 30 years and previously West Chester. Frances was born July 17, 1925 in Tennessee a daughter of the late D. Philmore and Maude (McElyea) Cornett. She was married to Laning Davis until his death on June 20,1975. She was employed in sales for many years with Avon Products and later insurance. She also was employed at Deveraux School for Special Children in West Chester. Frances was a member of St. Faustina Kowalska Parish and St. Stanislaus Church previously. At St. Stanislaus, she belonged to the Women's Catholic Council and was active in Girl Scouts of America, serving as a troop leader and Neighborhood Director. Deeply committed to her Catholic faith, she completed profession on October 14, 2007, becoming OFS of Holy Dormition / St. Clare Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order at Sybertsville. Preceded her in death, in addition to her husband, Laning, was a son, George W. Mest III; sisters, Jean Ellison, Lee Hall, and Mary Casey, and a brother, Joe Cornett. She is survived by daughter-in-law, Denise Mest of Prospect Park and a granddaughter, Jackie Mest of Claymont, DE as well as several loving nieces and nephews. Due to current restrictions, a private blessing service will be held with the Rev. James R. Nash, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Edge Hill Cemetery, West Nanticoke.

Private Service and Interment

Due to current restrictions, a private service and interment will be held with the Rev. James Nash, her pastor, offciating.
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