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Mercedes “Toots” Davis 03/15/2019

Mercedes “Toots” Davis 03/15/2019

Mercedes “Toots” Davis, age 95, of New Richmond passed away peacefully on Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Deerfield Arbor. She was born December 4, 1923 the daughter of Walter and Cora (Emerson) Lee in Amery, WI. She graduated from Amery High School and went on to beauty school in St. Paul, MN. On May 29, 1943, she married Allan Davis. This union was blessed with five children. Mercedes was a faithful member of First Lutheran Church and Bethany Lutheran Church. She loved her family and will be remembered as an excellent cook. Her real talent came as a seamstress, altering and sewing clothes for many in the New Richmond area. She made all the wedding party dresses for her daughters, Judy and Patty’s double wedding, as well as many Christmas and Easter outfits for her children. After the children were grown, Mercedes worked at Doughboy and Maple Manor in New Richmond. She is survived by her children, Patricia (Dee) Davis, Judy Aronson, Cheryl (Tom) Stephens, Jacci Hauser, Robert (Ranae) Davis; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, sister-in-law, Fay Lee; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mercedes was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Allan; son-in-law, Ted Aronson; grandsons, Troy and Jacob Stephens; siblings, Ardyce Burke, Walter Lee, Robert Lee and Virginia Lee. A funeral service was held Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Deerfield Chapel (1127 W 8th St.) in New Richmond. Visitation was held Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 5-7 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services (728 S Knowles Ave.) in New Richmond and also on Wednesday from 10-11 am at the Deerfield. Interment will be held at a later date in Oakland Cemetery in Star Prairie. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

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  • Renee Bentley Peabody Posted March 18, 2019 4:23 pm

    My deepest Sympathy to “Toots’ ” family. My mother (Myrtle Bentley) and I worked with her at Maple Manor MANY years ago and she and My mother became very good friends. Toots always had a smile on her face and always took time to say HI to everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

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