Ruth V. Davis passed away at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community, Manhattan, on Thursday (Sept. 27, 2012) at the age of 92. Ruth was the daughter of James and Lenore Hickox. She was born in Emporia, on March 17, 1920. Ruth and Lee M. Davis were married in 1939 in Osage City. The couple moved to Newton in 1962, and Ruth resided there for 50 years. She belonged to the Eastern Star and Past Matron Club of Emporia, and was a member of the Eastside United Methodist Church of Newton. Ruth was preceded in death by both her husband, Lee; and, son, Lee Davis Jr. She is survived by her grandson, Scott Davis of Olathe; and her granddaughter, Ali Davis of Manhattan. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 2, 2012) at Restlawn Cemetery in Newton. Memorials may be made to Eastside United Methodist Church, in care of Petersen Funeral Home. Visit