Joan Marie Davis, of Huntington, passed away at 1:56 am Tuesday, Dec. 13th, 2022 at Parkview Hospital Randallia, Ft. Wayne, IN.
Joan was born on Nov. 27th, 1957 in Ft. Wayne, the daughter of Dr. Joseph Bodine and Julia Fikani Bodine. She graduated from Austin High School with the class of 1976. She earned the degree Bachelor of Science and Education and Master’s degree in Education from the University of Texas at El Paso. Joan married Carl Keith Davis on August 10th, 1996 in El Paso, TX. He preceded her in death on March 23, 2017. She worked as a High School teacher at Austin High School from 1981-2011, and then worked at Northrop High School in Ft. Wayne from 2013-Present. Throughout her career she taught Special Education, Deaf Education, math and geometry. She was a member of Central Christian Church where she signed all of the music played during church services. Joan loved needlepoint, cross-stitching, beading, puzzles, was an avid reader, and she enjoyed playing numerous card games. She also loved playing tennis and rooting for the Texas Rangers, Chicago Bears, and the Purdue Boilermakers. She served the Lord with all her heart and was a kind and giving soul. She had a special love and passion for the kids she taught, in and out of school.
Survivors include her son, John (Malia Spellman) Davis of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; daughter, Nina (Pete) Garcia of Salinas, California; brother, Daniel (Jan) Bouthilet of Florida; grandchildren, Analiesa, Justyn, Joseph, Jalena, Isaac, Jisela, and Rashad; 4 cousins, Margaret Zumr, Carolyn Zumr, Phyllis Benham, and Mike Fikani; Her faithful dogs, Rosanna, Dina, and Little White Girl; and her loving cats, Louie, Huey, and Danny Boy. She is preceded in death by her husband, Carl Keith Davis, father, Dr. Joseph Bodine, mother, Julia Bodine, and Brother, Phillip Bodine.
Visitation will be held on Dec. 17. 2022 from 10 a.m. - noon at Central Christian Church, 500 Macgahan St., Huntington, IN followed by Funeral Services at noon with Pastor Chris Hayden officiating.
Preferred memorials may be made in memory of Joan to the Central Christian Church, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, IN, 46750.
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