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Kathleen Davis

December 20, 1967 — January 18, 2019

Kathleen Margaret Davis, age 51, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 18th, 2019, in Van Wert, Ohio. She was born December 20th, 1967, in Olean, New York, to Andrew and Jean Burrow. She was a graduate of Archbishop Walsh High School (Olean, NY) and Salem College (Salem, WV). She married the love of her life, Thad, on May 19th, 1991, in a Sunrise Service.

In 1996, after 6 years in various Social Service positions, Kathleen began her career at the Marsh Foundation in Van Wert, eventually becoming the Director of Residential Services. She devoted her life to caring for others, continually striving to raise the children of the world, along with her own. Spending time with her five children and husband was a constant source of enjoyment. She even developed a love for their dog, Cannon, and cat, Waldo.

Kathleen strived to show her faith and love to all she encountered; graciously tipping, offering a hug, or assisting a neighbor. All who ever met Kathleen experienced her never-ending beauty, grace, and compassion.

Kathleen is survived by her husband, Thad, children and their spouses, Samuel (Amber) Hormell, Elizabeth (Matt) Saam, Rebecca (Chris) Howell, Thad Davis 11, and Rachel Davis.  Also surviving is her father, Andy, two sisters, Kara Cobb and Krista Somerton; and a brother, Kollin Burrow. She also has two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Jean Burrow.

She has chosen to be cremated with her ashes eventually being buried with her husband in a natural burial site.

For those wishing to celebrate the love seen in Kathleen’s life, a service, officiated by Jay Watts, will be held Jan. 26, 2019 at The Marsh Foundation Auditorium in Van Wert, OH. The Sunset Service will begin at 5:30pm with reception to follow.

Condolences may be expressed by donations to local Cancer Organizations (American Brain Tumor Association is our favorite) or to a possible scholarship fund for Rachel Davis and Thad William Davis II, who are still in school.

Flowers and/or Living Baskets are not encouraged.

Cremation arrangements entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory. Condolences may be expressed at

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