Elsie H. Davy


Elsie H. Davy, age 95, died April 18, 2019 in the Martin Linsin Hospice Residence. 

She was born March 23, 1924 in Kent to Frank and Jennie (Poelma) Henderson.  A 1941 Albion High School graduate, Elsie was an 81-year member of the Gaines-Carlton Community Church (formerly East Gaines) and a life member of the OES Canal Side Eastern Star, where she served as Matron seven times and as secretary for 28 years.  Else worked full time at Eastman Kodak from 1942-1983, sold Avon for 35 years, and was a proud member of Home Bureau, Cobblestone Society, and Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).  Elsie was also a 55-year cancer survivor.  She enjoyed actively participating in a local bowling league and Bible Study program.  Reading and family celebrations were her favorite past times. 

Elsie was predeceased by her husband William K. Davy in 1956; step-son, Ronald K. Davy in 2009, and great-grandson, Isaiah Pettit in 2009. 

She is survived by her son: Gary (Sue) Davy and daughter Gail (Stephen) Pettit, both of Albion, nine grandchildren: Lisa (Jeff) Fritz of VA, Chris (Cheryl) Davy of NC, James (Kelly) Pettit of IN, Paul (Julie) Pettit of Albion, Matthew (Valerie) Pettit of Albion, Seth (Mandy) Pettit of CA, Katrina (Matt) Ward of TN, Jennie Davy of VA, Mary Pettit of Buffalo, 19 great-grandchildren, Aunt Fern Pellet of Williamson, and close friend, Isabel Wager. 

The family will receive friends at the Gaines-Carlton Community Church, 14585 Ridge Rd., Albion, NY, 14411 SATURDAY MAY 11th from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. where her memorial service will be held immediately following visitation.  Private interment will be in Riverside Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Gaines-Carlton Community Church, P.O. Box 431, Albion, NY, 14411.