Barbara Davis

Barbara J. Davis, 79, of Princeton, IL passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born April 27, 1940 in Fayette County, IL the daughter if Durward A. and Dorothy (Davis) Murphy.  She married Delbert LeRoy Davis on February 14, 1959 in Sandwich, IL.  Barb was a homemaker, enjoyed boating, fishing, reading, crossword puzzles, and most of all she loved spending time with her family.   

She is survived by her husband, LeRoy; her children, Michael (Sharon) Davis, Mark Davis, Melissa (Rodney) Brisbin, and Matthew (Amanda) Davis; ten grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; one sister, MaryLou (LaVerne) Wilkening, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter-in-law, Carolyn, one granddaughter, Shaunna Lane, one brother, Durward “Dewey” Murphy.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Burkhart-Eighner Funeral Home in Sandwich, IL, with Pastor Del Keilman officiating.  Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery Sandwich, IL.  Visitation will be on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home.  Memorials may be directed to the American Lung Association or Breast Cancer Foundation.  For more information or to sign the online guest book go to

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