Michelle Elaine Davis
Michelle Elaine Davis, 50, of Manhattan, KS passed away on November 28, 2013 at St. Francis Via Christie in Wichita, KS.
She was born August 2, 1963 in Salina, KS. She was the daughter of Maxine V. Davis of Salina and the Late William R. Davis.
Michelle had health problems at a very early age, but was determined to do and be all of which she was capable. She graduated from Salina High School South in 1981. Then she attended and graduated from Kansas State University in 1986 with a Biology and Psychology degree with the plan to become a veterinarian. She did microscopic surgeries until her waning eyesight became impaired.
She made many friends in the Manhattan area and continued to live there with her furry pets.
She is survived by her mother, Maxine, brothers; Robert Davis (Tina) and Stan Davis (Darlene) of Broken Arrow, OK. And James Davis (Mary Ellen) of Sedalia, MO and sisters; Jo Ann Bean (Ted) of Luray and Jane Conti of Chandler, AZ. She also has many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and her pets; Dolly and Sydney.
Michelle is preceded in death by her grandparents; Charles and Bess Davis and Tony and Verna Brozek.
Michelle loved dancing, reading, traveling and friends with a real will to live. She had a great sense of humor and corresponded by email with friends around the world.
Forty-seven years of diabetes created many complications and challenges for Michelle – blindness, gastro paresis, heart trouble, nerve damage, kidney and gallbladder failure, to name a few – but she kept her faith and a will to live until the end.
She celebrated her 50th birthday with a dance at the VFW in Manhattan with her sister Jo Ann, who turned 60. It was well attended by friends and family.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 until 8:00 pm, Friday, December 6, 2013 at Roselawn Heights Memorial Chapel, 1920 E. Crawford, Salina, with the family greeting friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the Chapel with burial immediately following at Roselawn Memorial park, Salina. Family and friends are invited to return to the Chapel following the graveside service for a time of fellowship.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in care of Roselawn Mortuary, PO Box 2322, Salina, 67402.
For online condolences contact Roselawn at www.roselawnsalina.com