Marilyn L. (Swanson) Davis

July 14, 1928 ~ May 18, 2022 (age 93)


Marilyn L. Davis, 93, of Pittsburg, passed away at 10:35 p.m., Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg.

She was born July 14, 1928 at Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of C. Leonard and Edna K. (Hanson) Swanson. She attended schools in Sioux City, Iowa graduating from Leeds High School. She attended college in St. Peter, MN and the Lutheran Bible Institute in Minneapolis.

On November 28, 1957, she was united in marriage to John M. Davis at Sioux City, Iowa. They lived in El Dorado before moving to Pittsburg in 1972. He preceded her in death on October 4, 2000.

Mrs. Davis did parish work at Zion Lutheran Church in Minot, North Dakota and for the National Lutheran Council in Temporary construction communities in Pikeston, Ohio and Aurora, MN. She began working at Pittsburg State University in the International Student office in 1974, retiring in September 1993.

Membership was held in St. John Lutheran Church, where she was active in the ELCW and the Blanket Brigade. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, Mother to Mother, and Wesley House.

Survivors include two sons, Lance Davis of Pittsburg and Laurel Davis and his wife, Angela of Andover, KS; a daughter, Lynette Wetta  and her husband, Daniel of Wichita, KS; Nine grandchildren, Joe Davis (Jessica), Katy Kincaid (Tyler), Abby Davis, Patrick Wetta (Mollie), Katy Gardner (Brian), Leo Wetta (Megan), John Wetta, Nick Wetta and Jacob Wetta.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a brother, A. Edwin Swanson.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday (May 23) at St. John Lutheran Church with Pastor Tom Schindler officiating Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. in the National Cemetery at Fort Scott, Kansas. The family will receive friends Sunday, (May 22), from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Brenner Mortuary, where friends may call after 10:00 a.m. Sunday to sign the register book. In lieu of flowers, the family invites memorial contributions to the St. John Lutheran Church. These may be left or mailed to the Brenner Mortuary, 114 East 4th, Pittsburg, KS 66762. Friends may also leave condolences online at  Arrangements are under the direction of the Brenner Mortuary, Pittsburg, KS. 

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May 22, 2022

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Brenner Mortuary
114 E. 4th St
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Funeral Service
May 23, 2022

10:30 AM
St. John Lutheran Church
304 W. 3rd
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Graveside Funeral
May 23, 2022

1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Fort Scott National Cemetery
900 N National Ave
Fort Scott, KS 66701

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