Colene (Lynch) Davis -age 91 of Chillicothe, MO passed away Tuesday morning, August 4th, 2020 at Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe. Colene was born on February 14th, 1929 the daughter of Clarence and Bernice (Miller) Lynch 4 miles east of Gallatin, MO in the area known as Spawn Ridge. She attended Hickory Grove school in rural Daviess County. On August 18th, 1944 she was united in marriage to Oliver Ray Leach. To this union four children were born. They later divorced. Colene married Homer Davis and he preceded her in death. She owned and operated Bonnie Bird Café in Gallatin for several years, where she started work at 4 AM. Colene also provided elder care service for 34 years before retiring. She was a longtime member of River of Life Pentecostal Church in Trenton, MO. Colene loved birds and she had a green thumb for flowers and house plants. She was always willing to share many little starts of plants with her family and friends. She was known for her large cinnamon rolls, hot chocolate and brownies. Colene enjoyed gospel music and playing the organ. She will always be treasured, loved and greatly missed by her family and friends.
Colene was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Homer; son, David Leach; brother, Arnold Lynch; brother, Donald Lynch; sister, Doris Lynch; half-brother, Luther Lynch; half-brother, Leonard Lynch; half-sister, Ethel; half-sister, Effie; step-granddaughter, Holly Lucas. Survivors include daughter, Shawn Dickson; son, Carl (Judy) Leach of Chillicothe; son, Marvin (Jana) Lee of Gallatin; 11 grandchildren; many great and great-great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Centenary Cemetery in care of the funeral home. Celebration of life: 2 PM, Friday, August 7th, 2020 at Stith Funeral Home in Gallatin. Visitation: One-hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Friends may call from 11 AM to 5 PM Thursday at the funeral home. Burial: Centenary Cemetery, Gallatin. Arrangements entrusted to the care and direction of Stith Funeral Home, Gallatin. Online guestbook at www.stithfamilyfunerals.com.
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