Ilene Davis, 88, of Locust Grove, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 in Locust Grove. She was born on April 7, 1932 in Nowata, Oklahoma; the daughter of Herb and Annabell (Cole) Watkins. Ilene was a lifetime resident of Mayes County. She married Milton Davis in May of 1952 and together they had 5 children: Wesley, Douglas, Raymond, Kathy, and Lisa. Ilene loved to cook and make quilts. She loved to collect things, especially rocks from other states and regions around the world. She also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles but most of all she loved visiting with family. Ilene was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.
No services will be held at this time. To leave her family a message, please visit her Tribute Wall at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.
Ilene is survived by her sons, Wes Davis and wife Karen of Locust Grove, Douglas Davis and wife Lily of Locust Grove, Raymond Davis and wife Evelyn of Gore, Oklahoma; daughters, Kathy Simpson and husband Rick of Locust Grove, Lisa Higgins and husband Robert of Pryor; sister, Tish Moorehead of Pryor; 13 grandchildren, Brad Davis, Brent Davis, Angela Bennett, Nancy Hippler, Lynn Davis, Lee Davis, Lou Davis, Alan Davis, Shawna Davis, Dereck Davis, Tiffany Simpson, Jennifer Smallwood, and Ryan Higgins; 19 great grandchildren, Madison Davis, Brayden Davis, Weston Davis, Jarren Davis, Colby Davis, Tommy Bennett, Wesley Bennett, Sierra Hurt, Macy Hurt, Asher Davis, Hudson Davis, Annabelle Davis, Aubrey Davis, Sydney Johnson, Tiny Mayfield, Layne Mayfield, Hensley Higgins, Braxton Koons, and Brayden Koons; 3 great great grandchildren, Brooklyn Bennett, Oaklee Bennett, and Liam Hanna; and many other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Herb and Annabell; husband, Milton; and brother, Jack Watkins.