Phyllis Jean Davin
8/25/1927 - 2/15/2018
PEKIN ~ Phyllis Jean Davin, 90, of Pekin, passed away at 9:24 p.m. Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Pekin Manor.
Born August 25, 1927 in Pekin to Marie VanHorn, she married Jack Achile Davin on December 16, 1951 in Pekin. He passed away August 3, 2008 in Pekin. She also was preceded in death by her mother and step-father, John and Marie Taylor; one grandson, Kyle Myers; and one brother, Henry "Junior" Pfanz.
Surviving are one daughter, Tracey Myers of Pekin; one son, Jeffrey Davin of Rockford; one grandson, Brent Myers of Pekin; one nephew, Tom (Linda) Pfanz of Lakewood, Colorado, whom she helped raise; great-nieces and great-nephews, Kim, Julie, Jennifer, and Steve; and cousin, Walter McCabe of Pekin.
Phyllis had worked for her husband as a bookkeeper for Davin Excavating in Pekin for many years. Prior to that, she had worked as secretary to the vice president for ten years at American Distilling Company, retiring in December 1961.
Phyllis was a 1945 graduate of Pekin Community High School. She was a former member of the First United Methodist Church in Pekin.
She enjoyed playing golf, tennis and her book club. More than anything, she loved her family and cherished time spent with her grandchildren.
Her graveside service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin. Pastor James C. McClarey will officiate. Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, 530 NE Glen Oak Avenue, Peoria, IL 61637.
- Gary Ford - friend
- Lisa & Bob Carney - friend
- Dean and Betty Allen - Friends
- Dean & Mary Jane Ingram - close friend
- Kathy VanHorn - Relative
- Amy (Wolfe) Dela Cruz - Childhood Friend
- Bob & Nancy Wilson -
- Tommy Pfanz - Nephew
- Mike Buhl - Nephew
- Kari & Theo Dixon - Friend
- Sandy Sanders - tennis friend
- Joe and Linda Stoner - friends
- Robyn O'Shaughnessy - Friend
- Lori Dillon -
- Carol Evans - Friends
- Kim Rosenthal - Great Niece
- Sandy Murphy - Friend
- Sue Munge - friend