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SHELDON-Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Daniel Funeral Home for Barbara Ann Davis, 84, Sheldon, who died Friday, April 24, 2015, at Barton County Memorial Hospital in Lamar. Burial will be in Iantha Cemetery.

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Survivors include two sons, James William Altop, Hobbs, N.M. and Michael Davis and wife Melodie, Nevada, Mo.; three daughters, Linda Burns and husband Bob, Sheldon, Dianna Risner and husband Paul, Jasper, Ohio and Hazel Young and husband Jim, Lamar; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara Joann Chambers; three brothers, Lester, Dave and Claude Green; two sisters, Lunita Comstock and Twila Cass and a great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Nichols.

Mrs. Davis was born Nov. 21, 1930, to Claude and Elma (Patton) Green and attended Bakers Grove Country School. She had worked as a waitress and in the paint department at O'Sullivan Industries for 13 years, but her most important job was as a homemaker. She attended the Community Christ Church in Lamar and enjoyed working word puzzles and watching her soap operas, including her favorite, The Young & The Restless.

She married Jack A. Davis on Aug. 16, 1952, at Bentonville, Ark. He died Sept. 2, 2013.