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Mary Lou (Hamby) Davis, age 82, of El Dorado Springs, Missouri, passed away on June 5, 2014, after a short illness. Mary Lou was born on January 3, 1932, in Stockton, Missouri, at her grandparentís home, to Vina and Raymond Hamby.
Mary Lou married Robert Davis on October 7, 1950, in Bentonville, Arkansas. To their union four children were born.
Preceding Mary Lou in death were her parents; one daughter, Penny Rogers; one son, Danny; sister, Wanda Spencer; two brothers, Ernie and Dale Hamby; one great-granddaughter, Ellie Davis; step-great-great grandson, Teagen Baldwin; and one nephew, Michael Spencer.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years; one daughter, Anita Kaye and husband Tommy Greenstreet, and one son, Randy Davis and wife Karen all of El Dorado Springs, Missouri; brothers, Dwight Hamby and wife Sis of El Dorado, Springs, Missouri, John Hamby and wife Doreen of Stockton, Missouri, Jack Hamby of Springfield, Missouri, and Pat Adams and husband Al of Centralia, Missouri; seven grandchildren: Robin Meisenheimer and Kendall, Ryan Davis and wife Dana, Errin and husband Jason Fick, Angie Davis, Randi Kaye and Chet McCann, Leslie and husband Chris Dralle, Chase Rogers and wife Kristen, step-grandson Ricky Rogers, and 3 step-granddaughters, Kadenna Manes, Eugenia Morgan, and Christina and husband Matt Moeller; several great and great-great grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Visitation services will be held at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home on June 8, 2014, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Graveside services for Mary Lou will be held on Monday, June 9, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at El Dorado Springs City Cemetery with Rev. Brent Bland officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are: Brad Leonard, Jason Fick, Kendall Overton, Wendell Allen, Brian Koger, and Jerry Hamby. Honorary pallbearers are Larry Tomlinson, Johnny Bob Koger, Forrest Troyer, Lawrence Hicks, and Darl Mays.
Mary Lou had a wonderful way of caring for all, especially her special needs son Danny who she cared tenderly for 23 years. Mary Lou enjoyed gardening, canning, and making Christmas candy. She loved giving canned-goods from her garden to all family and friends. For the ones she has left behind, there will be plenty of stories to cherish about Mary Lou. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.