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Phyllis E. Davis , of Noblesville, IN passed from this life to her Heavenly home on Monday, February 7, 2022 at her residence near Noblesville. She was the daughter of Clarence and Mary (Stuart) Davis and was born at home near Jolietville, IN on October 7, 1922.
Phyllis attended and graduated from Westfield High School in 1941. She was the valedictorian of her senior class and was offered a scholarship to Hanover College. She chose, instead, to attend Indiana Business College from which she graduated. Her first job was at Indiana Union Insurance Co. in downtown Indianapolis.
On October 25, 1947 she married Robert S. Davis. At that time, she moved to his farm west of Noblesville on State Rd. 32 where she had continued to reside for the past 74 years.
She was very gifted in music and had played for many weddings, funerals, church and civic functions in Hamilton County, as well as surrounding counties. In addition to piano and organ, Phyllis also played the harp, marimba, saxophone and clarinet. In July 2017 she was honored by the Hamilton County 4-H Fair for having furnished piano music for both the Hamilton County Queen Pageant and the Fashion Revue for at least 50 consecutive years by being presented with the piano on which she had played for many years. Just 3 years prior, the Fair Board had also honored her with the gift of a wristwatch in recognition of the many years of beautiful music she had provided.
Phyllis had worked in the office of the Hamilton County Farm Bureau Insurance Office, as the secretary to Noblesville Township Trustee, Reno Taylor, and, also, in the Charles Howard Insurance Office before being elected Hamilton County Treasurer in 1974. She served 2 four-year terms in that capacity before retiring in 1982. However, she emerged from retirement in 1993 to serve 23 years as the manager of Noblesville Golf and Batting (owned by her son) until the business was sold in 2016.
Phyllis is survived by her son, David Sidney (Sid) Davis, who has been very attentive in caring for her; a brother and sister-in-law, Stuart and Pat Davis; 4 nephews and 1 niece, as well as a host of friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband and her sister, Ramona J. Whittaker.
Services will be held on Friday, February 11, 2022 at Eagle Creek Friends Church, 18103 Eagletown Road, Westfield, IN 46074 with calling from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and a celebration of life service at 1:00 pm. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Eagle Creek Friends Church of which Phyllis was a lifetime member; or Hamilton County 4-H Council, Inc. 2003 Pleasant Street, Noblesville, IN 46060.