Gretchen I. Davis, 91, of Defiance, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2020 at VanCrest Healthcare Center of Holgate in Holgate, Ohio.
She was born on March 16, 1929 to Richard and Irene (Hoeffel) Weidenhamer in Defiance, Ohio. In 1948 Gretchen married Charles G. Bock, a WWII and Korea Conflict Veteran, and he preceded her in death in 1980. In 1984 she married John W. Davis, a WWII Veteran, and he preceded her in death in 2002.
Gretchen was employed at Johns Manville Corp. in Defiance, and had also been employed by Home Savings and Loan, and the Defiance City Schools. She also was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Gretchen is survived by her three sons, Gregory Bock of Defiance, Jerry Bock of Defiance, and Brian Bock of St. George, UT, three stepsons, David Davis of Toledo, OH, Michael Davis of Ocala, FL, and John L. (Cheryl) Davis of Hicksville, OH, two step-daughters, Mary Jo (Karl) Miller of Continental, OH, and Beth (Timothy) McGhee of Ayersville, OH, 18 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, Charles G. Bock, second husband, John W. Davis, three brothers, John, Robert, and James Weidenhamer, three sisters, Jeanne Chastain, Mary Ann Bishop, and Dorothy Spangler, a stepson, Jim Davis, and a granddaughter, Audrey Davis.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance, Ohio. Due to the recent pandemic, masks and social distancing are required to enter the funeral home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 11:00 am at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Defiance, with Fr. Randy Giesige officiating. Burial will take place at Riverview Memory Gardens.
Memorials are suggested to CHP Defiance Area Hospice
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