Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

September 6, 2013

Loren Davis


Hamilton — Memorial services for Loren Davis, of Hamilton, will be announced at a later date.  He has been cremated and burial will be in the Gullion Cemetery, Attica. 

Loren Russell Davis was born March 7, 1927, near Marysville, the son of Loren Wayne Davis and Bertha Mae (Wallace) Davis.

Loren graduated from Attica High School in 1945.  He then served in the United States Army for 18 months, and was honorably discharged.  He worked for the county road maintenance crew for several years after returning home.  Loren later took a job at the Knoxville VA Medical Center as a clothing clerk.  On Oct. 2, 1957, he was united in marriage to Irene Lankford in Rockford, Ill.  The couple has always made their home in the Marysville/Hamilton area.  In 1985, Loren retired from the VA with 32 years of service.

In his spare time, Loren enjoyed collecting, journaling and reading about current events.  He liked the outdoors also, from annual mushroom hunting to raising exotic farm animals.  Loren also had a deep faith and was a member of the Attica United Methodist Church.

He passed away on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at the Knoxville Hospital and Clinics at the age of 86 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five siblings:  Lowell Alva Davis, Vern Davis, Lola Arrendell (Ray), Boyd Davis (Carol) and Leatha Braden (Leon) and his daughter-n-law, Cyndie Davis.

Those left to honor his memory include his loving wife, Irene of Hamilton; children:  Trudy Calvert (Jerry) of Hamilton, Doran Davis of Knoxville and Daryl Davis of Hamilton; siblings:  Ronald Davis (Jean) of Geneva, Iowa; Ruth Bish (Ival) of Woodburn, Iowa and Paul Davis (Connie) of Knoxville; sister-in-law, Evelyn Davis of Newton; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the family.  Online condolences may be left at

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