Irene Marie (Lorenz) Davis

January 15, 1944 ~ September 16, 2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Irene Davis Obituary

Irene Marie Davis


Irene Marie Davis passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 4:52 a.m. at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, IL. She was 79 years old.


Mrs. Davis was born on January 15, 1944, in St. Louis, MO to George Washington Paul Lorenz and Marie Emma (Davis) Lorenz. She attended Staunton High School and graduated in the class of 1962. She married Noble McCreary, who passed away in 1981. She married John Joseph Davis in 1982, and he survives.


Mrs. Davis was a homemaker. She was employed by several places in her lifetime, including the Mill Cafe, L W Chemicals, Inc., and the Mt. Olive Herald.


Irene was an excellent cook and gardener. She was an avid reader and enjoyed reading several books a week from the Mt. Olive Library. She enjoyed spending time outdoors or in her screened-in porch and tending to her flowers. She was known for her German Potato Salad, the recipe for which was kept in strictest confidence.


Mrs. Davis is survived by her husband; a daughter, Shannon (Kevin) McCreary-White of St. Louis, Missouri; a step-son, Rex (Ana) McCreary from El Cajon, California; a sister, Crystal Lorenz Leaser, many nieces and nephews and cousins.


In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Timothy Richard McCreary; a sister Dorothy Schuerman of Staunton, Illinois; a brother, George “Rollie” (Rhonda) Lorenz, of Worden, Illinois; a brother-in-law Charles Leaser of Staunton, Illinois; a brother-in- law Delmar “Del” Schuerman of Fosterburg, Illinois; a sister-in-law Rena Senjan of White City, Illinois; a brother-in-law William Senjan of White City, Illinois; a nephew Victor Schuerman of Staunton, Illinois; and a nephew Bradley James “BJ” Leaser of Staunton, Illinois.


A private graveside service will take place at the Mt. Olive City Cemetery.


Memorials are suggested to the Mt. Olive Library.


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