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Mary T. Davis

July 13, 1950 — November 29, 2021

Mary T. Davis

Mary Theresa (Parisse) Davis went to Heaven on November 29, 2021.

Mary was born to Eugene and Helen (Cocci) Parisse on July 13, 1950, being the fourth in line of seven sisters and five brothers. She was brought up in the Catholic Faith and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. She continued her love of God and the Gospel. She would find love and matrimony with Harold D. Davis on October, 17, 1970.

Harold and Mary lived in various places from California to Missouri, to McPherson, Kansas and eventually Manhattan, Kansas.

Married for almost 51 years, Harold and Mary were blessed with three sons, Duane (Tammy) Davis, Leon (Jenn) Davis, and Cory ( Keli) Davis, while also being blessed with six grandchildren, Aaron, Alex, Bella, Ryan, Kyle, and Caleb.

Mary was very family oriented, and her family was her life. She loved to cook and have family dinners. She was saved and lived every day with faith while being the heart of her family. She was the ultimate hostess, always wanting everyone to be comfortable and full, and always offered refreshments and her "famous dip."

She often made quilts for her nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and her sons. She was a beacon of love for God and her family.

Preceding Mary in death were her brother, Paul; her mother, Helen in 2008; her brother, Joseph in 2012; and her father, Eugene Parisse in 2015.

Mary is survived by her husband, Harold; three sons, Duane (Tammy) Davis in Manhattan, KS, Leon (Jenn) Davis of Manhattan, KS, and Cory (Keli) Davis of McPherson, KS; six grandchildren, Aaron, Alex, Bella, Ryan, Kyle, and Caleb; siblings, Gene Parisse of Springfield, MO, Helen (Joe) McHendry of Virginia Beach, WV, Mike Parisse, Rose Parisse, and Daniel Parisse, all of Overland Park, KS, Mark (Vicky) Parisse of North Kansas City, MO, Margaret (David) Acker of Waycross, GA, Cathy (John) O'Connor of Kansas City, MO; Clara (Jim) Beavers of Lee's Summit, MO; Maria (Mark) Rezac of Kansas City, KS; Annette (John) VanDeBerghe of Lenexa, KS; and 87 nieces and nephews.

Mary had been sick for the better part of a year. At the age of 71, she died at Via Christi Village, Manhattan with Alara Hospice and surrounded by love and visits from her family. Her husband, Harold, never left her ailing bedside.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until noon on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at Zion Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Inman, KS). The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 2, at the church. Burial will follow at Zion Church Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to Smoky Hills Church of God in Christ, Mennonite (Windom, KS) in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Mary T. Davis please visit our Sympathy Store.

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