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August 31, 2006

(10/18/1937- 9/1/2006)

Carolee Ann Davis, 68, of Kahoka, MO, died September 1, 2006 at the Clark County Nursing Home in Kahoka.

She was born October 18, 1937 in Keokuk, IA, the daughter of Ernest R. and Clara “Louise” Freeman Pruett. After the death of Ernest she was raised by stepfather, Paul Hales.

On February 5, 1956, she was united in marriage to Kenneth Madden in Wyaconda, MO. He preceded her in death. On September 7, 1963, she married John Davis, Sr. in Kahoka, MO. He survives.

Other survivors include, two daughters, Kim Worrell of Kahoka, MO, Kelly Hackett and her husband Jerry of Donnellson, IA; two sons, Kevin Madden and his wife Teresa of Kansas City, MO, John Davis, Jr. and his wife Tina of Hamilton, IL; 11 grandchildren, Brandon Worrell and his wife Amy, Bronson Worrell and his wife Trisha, Linzi Worrell, Alycia and Andrea Hopp, Jessica Holmes, Jennifer Holmes and her friend Jon, Juel Madden and her friend Jonathan, Mike Ott and his wife Amber, Brett Davis, Todd Davis and his fiancé C.J.; seven great-grandchildren Taylor, Vanessa and Paige Worrell, Alex and Cameron Worrell, Brenden and Jaden Gosnell; her brothers, Dick Pruett and his wife Faye of Wyaconda, MO, Ernest Pruett and his wife Lyle Pruett of Kimberling City, MO; step-brother, Larry Hales and his wife Marilyn of Wyaconda, MO; her sister, Mary Alice Smeltser of Wayland, MO; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Mary Alice Davis of Keokuk, IA, Jim and Bev Davis of Kahoka, MO, Frank Davis of Keokuk, IA, Tom Davis of Burlington, IA, Bill and Marilyn Davis of Warsaw, IL, and Steve and Connie Davis of Keokuk, IA; several other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her stepfather, her sister, Norma Johnson and stepsister, Pauline Crandal.

Carolee grew up in Wyaconda but lived most of her life in Alexandria, MO, until the flood of 1993 that forced them to move to rural Wayland. She was an Avon representative and worked on the St. Francisville Toll Bridge over 10 years. She was a member of the Royal Neighbors Association.

She loved bowling, playing bingo and going to the boat. Most of all she loved life and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and cherished the time she spent with her family. Her greatest role was being grandma and great grandma.

Funeral services were held September 5, 2006 at the Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka, MO, with Pastor Mike Shea officiating. Burial was in the Sand Cemetery in St. Francisville, MO.

Memorials may be made to the Clark County Nursing Home Proposed Alzheimer’s Unit or to the Activity Fund.

On-line condolences may be made to the family at

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