Obituary of Irma H. Davis
Irma Husmann Davis, of Cleveland Place, Clinton, NY, passed May 13, 2023.
Irma was born on December 6, 1931, in Willoughby, Ohio. As an only child of Berta and Anton Husmann, Irma grew up in Willoughby, Ohio and lived on “the hill”. She attended Andrews Girls School for high school and then attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Ohio U in 1953 with a business degree and a minor in stenography. During the summer of 1954, she met David Lacey Davis working at the Glenburnie Inn on Lake George, NY. They married on August 6, 1955, in Neuenberg, Germany. They were together for 54 years until Dave passed in 2009.
Irma raised four boys. The family moved multiple times, living in Brunswick, NJ; White Plains, NY; Bridgeport, CT; Somerville, NJ; Pelham, NY; Absecon, NJ; and finally settled in Clinton, NY in 1969. She was a Clinton resident for 38 years. While in Clinton Irma was a typist for the Pennysaver, was a substitute teacher, and taught Sunday School at Zion Lutheran Church. She kept the finances for the family-owned restaurant. She worked as a court stenographer for 23 years. She and Dave moved to Pilot Knob in 1984. She commuted from Pilot Knob to Albany for 16 years, working as the NY State Senate Stenographer. She was also the stenographer for the Public Employees Federation of NY.
Irma and Dave moved back to Clinton in 2000. She cared for Dave at home until he passed from Alzheimers in 2009. She enjoyed her dog Zoe, a three-legged Chow from the Humane Society. While living on Cleveland Place in Clinton, her extensive gardens were her passion. She always enjoyed the birds. She became a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Clinton and was a member of the Vestry Council.
Irma always had a funny quip to share; and, she had a tremendous courage in her later years, as she navigated life with Parkinsons Disease.
Irma is survived by her four sons and their wives, Gregg and Darlene, D. Chad and Kathy, Douglas and Jennifer, and James and Beth. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Bradley, Chelsea, Laura, Amy, Alison, Emma and Mia. She has one great-granddaughter Aurora.
The family would like to thank, with the deepest appreciation, her many loving aids who cared for her in her last years, allowing her to stay at home.
Private services will be held for the family. She will be buried at Crown Hill Memorial Park. Arrangements by Owens-Pavlot & Rogers Funeral Service, Clinton, NY.
Donations in her memory can be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 9 Williams St., Clinton, NY 13323 or Clinton Fire Department, PO Box 134, Clinton, NY 13323.