Mary R. Davis

Mary Rose Davis, 62, of Galena, IL, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena. Friends may call from 5 to 7 PM on Tuesday, July 16, 2024, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Galena.

She was born on February 23, 1962, in Dubuque, IA the daughter of Charles and Kathleen (Marsden) Manz. Mary graduated from Galena High School with the class of 1980. She was united in marriage to her husband of thirty-five years, Norman Davis, on October 24, 1981, in Galena. Mary worked at Dairy Dream and Kentucky Fried Chicken both in Galena. In 1983, she went to work for the Galena Police Department and retired in 2021 after 38 years of service. She enjoyed going for walks, puzzles, crocheting, and spending time with family and grandchildren whom they fondly called “their Memaw.”

Mary is survived by her three daughters, Katie Davis (Aaron Brokaw), Susan (Dale) Weber, and Sara (Andrew) Schuler, all of Galena; her grandchildren, Shawn Davis and Mila Schuler, Xela and Kaiya Weber, Eiler and William Brokaw, her siblings, Mike (Sheila) Manz, of Bright’s Grove, Ontario, and Lisa Wullweber (David Hoffmann),  of Cascade, IA, and a sister-in-law, Lenore Manz of Salem, OR, and her nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Thomas “Tom” Manz. Instead of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Dubuque.

Her family would like to thank Hospice of Dubuque for their excellent care and compassion over the last few months. To Mary’s colleagues and friends, we extend our heartfelt gratitude. Your unwavering support, camaraderie, and kindness meant the world to her.

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