Traverse City Record-Eagle

July 21, 2013

M. Arlene (Green) Davis Died July 18, 2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — MARSHALL — M. Arlene (Green) Davis, 94, of Marshall and formerly of Battle Creek, died at Maplewood Assisted Living on Thursday, July 18, 2013. Arlene was born in Boyne City to Clyde D. and Ada M. (Wilson) Canute on Dec. 11, 1918.

She grew up in Traverse City, was a 1936 graduate of Traverse City High School and attended Lewis & Chapin Business School.

Arlene moved to Battle Creek from Jackson after World War II.

She retired as a library secretary in the early 1980s from Battle Creek Public Schools, where she was employed for 28 years.

Arlene married Harold K. Green Dec. 25, 1937. Harold preceded her in death on Oct. 17, 1971. On Oct. 8, 1988, Arlene married Ervin P. Davis. After their marriage they lived in Traverse City until after Ervin’s death on July 15, 2007.

Arlene was a member of Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel, Grant United Methodist Church in Traverse City, a former member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church and attended Marshall Wesleyan Church. She enjoyed arts and crafts, oil painting, watercolors and reading.

Surviving are her daughter, Judith M. “Judy” (Gus) Groat, of Marshall; a daughter-in-law, Diane Green, of Tekonsha; stepson, Roy (Colleen) Davis; five grandchildren, Jodi (Mike) Payne, Carla (Gerry) Bennison, Nicholas Groat, Michael (Vicky) Groat and Matthew (Katrina) Groat; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husbands, Arlene was preceded in death by a son, Gary L. Green; a stepson, Paul Davis; a grandson, Harold K. “Bud” Green; two brothers, Evan and Russell Canute; two stepsisters, Vera Godina and Helen Garn; and a stepbrother, Vernon Hayes.

Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to noon Monday at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, where funeral services will be officiated by the Rev. Melany Chalker at noon Monday, July 22, 2013. Entombment will follow at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Grant United Methodist Church, PO Box 454, Interlochen, MI 49643.

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