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Jane Frances Davis

January 15, 1924 — August 8, 2022

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Jane Frances (Monzyk) Davis, 98, died August 8, 2022, in hospice care at John Knox Village, Lee’s Summit, MO.
Rosary will be recited at 6:00 pm followed by an informal gathering/visitation from 6:45-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at Muehlebach Funeral Chapel, 6800 Troost Ave., Kansas City, Missouri. Mass of Christian Burial to be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 19, 2022 at Our Lady of Presentation Catholic Church, 130 NW Murray Rd., Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Inurnment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery will take place at 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 19, 2022.

Jane was born January 15, 1924, in Washington, MO, the twelfth of 13 children born to Frances (Hoelscher) and Theodore Monzyk. She graduated from St. Francis Borgia High School in 1942. After working, for a brief period, for the local newspaper as a writer/reporter, Jane boarded a train for Kansas City to enroll in the United States Cadet Nurse Corps through St. Mary’s Hospital and became a Registered Nurse in 1944. She met her future husband, Roy Joseph Davis, at the Pla-Mor Ballroom. They were married in 1947 at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church and settled in Kansas City, MO. Jane was a member of Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church in Lee’s Summit, MO, and formerly of Coronation and St. Augustine’s parishes. She was a member of the retired nurse’s auxiliary at John Knox Village.

Jane was preceded in death by her husband in 2002, her parents, seven sisters and four brothers, her daughter, Susan Ann Heschmeyer in 2014, a grandson, James VanLuvan and a granddaughter, Katherine Jean Heschmeyer. She is survived by ten loving children - Christine Weaver, Janet Hurlbut (Roger), Laura Timbrook (Gary), Annette Campbell (Steve); Stephen, Daniel, Michael, Joseph (Diane), Mark (Terri), and Richard (Cindy). She is also survived by her son-in-law J. Daniel Heschmeyer and a brother, Richard Monzyk, of Washington, MO.

Jane will be deeply missed by her family and friends including 26 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. She was guided by her deep faith in God and her dedication to her family. When she wasn’t spending time caring for her family, she enjoyed tending to her garden and singing in the church choir. Even in her later years, Jane made those around her happier with her smile, her wit and wisdom, and her songbird nature. You could always hear her singing or humming as she went about her day. Jane will be remembered as simultaneously the strongest and most gentle soul, and she will be so lovingly remembered by her family and everyone who was lucky enough to have met her.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation-Heart of America Chapter, the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, the VFW, Kansas City Community Gardens or a non-profit organization of your choice.
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Rosary

Thursday, August 18, 2022

6:00 - 6:45 pm (Central time)

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Visitation

Thursday, August 18, 2022

6:45 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, August 19, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Graveside

Friday, August 19, 2022

1:00 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

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