Sally Davis


PAYNE -- Sally Joan Davis, 80, of Payne, passed away Thursday, December 26, 2013, at The Gardens of Paulding.

Sally was born in Decatur, Indiana, on March 3, 1933, a daughter of the late Marie Christine (Gehrig) and Frederick Clifford Ahr. She was an accounting clerk at Navistar and farmed with her husband Russell (Dean) for many years. They were married April 13, 1952, until his passing Dec. 29, 2005.

Sally was a member of Payne Church of Christ and Fairway Christian Church, Lady Lake, Fla., and Hesperian Chapter of the Eastern Star. Sally was very active in her community, dedicating many years to the Paulding County Hospital Board and starting the Payne Branch Library.

She will be fondly remembered by her children, James (Bobbi) Davis of Monon, Ind., and Laura (Dennis) Cottrell of Payne; brother, Donald Ahr of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Also preceding Sally in death were her siblings, Robert, James, Edwin and Mary Jane Ahr.

Viewing is Sunday from 2-6 p.m. at Dooley Funeral Home, Payne. Her service is at Payne Church of Christ, 220 W. Merrin Street, at 11 a.m. Monday, December 30, with viewing one hour prior. She will be laid to rest at Lehman Cemetery.

Memorials are to the church, Payne Branch Library or Monon Theater Preservation. Condolences and fond memories may be shared at

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