Hazel Allafair Davis (nee Keller)

Hazel Allafair Davis (nee Keller)

Hazel Allafair Davis (nee Keller), 95, of St. Peters, Mo., was born on Aug. 31, 1924, in Union County, the daughter of Elsie Martha Lynn and Leonard Keller. She died on June 30, 2020.

She was the mother of Vickie Lavonne (Fred) Schwarztrauber, Jeffrey Lynn (Nancy) Davis and Linda Diane (Max) Taylor; the grandmother of Kim (Steve) Dreon, Jill Schwarztrauber, Jeffrey (DeShee) Davis Jr., Gregory (Kelly) Davis, Aimee (Drew) Hamby and Jennifer (Jim) Polk; the great-grandmother of Randy Schwarztrauber, Sarah Dreon, Joshua Dreon, Rylie Davis, Brady Davis, Austin Hamby, Logan Hamby, Noah Hamby, Emma Hamby, Truman Polk, Simon Polk, Cooper Davis and Claire Davis; and the great-great-grandmother of Brooke Schwarztrauber and Anthony Polk; and the sister of Golda Kesler of Anna.

She grew up in Southern Illinois. She met and married Rooney. As a young married couple, they moved to St. Louis, where they settled and raised a family. They remained happily married until his death in 2005. 

Mrs. Davis was a full-time homemaker and took great pride in her family. She also found time to work outside the home in retail and volunteered at the library or at church. Reading and quilting were her favorite ways to pass the time. 

Hazel was always a friend to others, and was willing to step in whenever help was needed. She had a quick wit and always a clever comment.

She was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband, Rooney William Davis.

Memorial contributions in Hazel’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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