Mary Rose Davis (nee Anderson), 90, of LaGrange, formerly of River Forest, died peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 at Hinsdale Hospital, surrounded by her family. Born in Chicago on Aug. 26, 1926 to Peter Anderson and Lenore O’Neill, she and her husband initially raised their family in Chicago’s St. Thomas Aquinas Parish and then in St. Luke Parish in River Forest.
After Roland died, she began a career with Sears Roebuck working in personnel and retired from there in 1992. She then worked with her son, Jerry, at Davis Athletic Equipment Company for 15 years, so she could keep him in line. He never had such great lunches either! She especially enjoyed traveling and a highlight of her life was a month-long trip to Europe in 1958. She loved family dinners, baking, sewing, walking in the park, shopping, and enjoying a piece of pie at Baker’s Square on Senior Day Wednesdays.
Back in junior high school, she received the American Legion Award, a medal given for courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, and scholarship, all the qualities which she upheld throughout her life.
Mary Rose Davis is survived by her children, John (Kim Anh), James (Diane), Jerome (Carol), Jean, Joan (Scott) Burks, Mary Ann (Thomas) Forness, Judith, Joseph and Jeffrey (Dora); her 14 grandchildren; and her 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland; and her grandson, Ryan Burks.
Services have been held.