Taunie L. Davis, 80

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Taunie Lee Davis, 80, of Oklahoma City, OK, and formerly of Minerva, passed away Friday, Feb. 25, 2022.  

Born Jan. 8, 1942, in Minerva, she was a daughter to Harry McArtor and Irene (Severn) Richardson.
Taunie grew up in Minerva where she had many fond memories. She attended and graduated from Minerva High School. She met and married her high school sweetheart, Raymond Davis. Together they had four boys: Tracy, Troy and the twins, Ronald and Donald who died soon after birth.  

In 1967, they all headed west to California. Taunie would raise her boys in California returning to Ohio in the summers to visit friends and family. She had her hands full raising those boys as she tried to teach them right from wrong. After the boys were raised, Taunie moved back to Ohio to be close to her family. Here, she married Russell Brown. After several years, she widowed and moved to South Carolina to be close to her son, Troy and daughter-in-law Connie.  She enjoyed the white beaches and daily walks on the boardwalks of South Carolina. For the last five years, Taunie lived in Oklahoma with her son, Tracy and daughter-in-law, Jodi. 

Taunie was a huge Buckeye fan and whenever she saw somebody wearing a Buckeye shirt, she would yell a hearty “O-H” and wait for the response “I-O.”  Taunie had the opportunity to attend her very first college football playoff game where the Buckeyes beat Alabama. She attended many other Buckeye games as well. Taunie went on several cruises. She traveled to Cabo, Alaska and Mount Rushmore, along with many more adventures. Taunie was as patriotic as they come. Whenever the National Anthem was played, she would sing along whether in person or on TV. Taunie had just about the sweetest disposition and demeanor anyone could ever ask for. Those piecing blue eyes and that smile would just melt you. She was loved by many. When you asked her a question and the answer was “yes”, she would give you the thumbs up with those little old, crooked thumbs. Above all, she absolutely loved Jesus, adored her sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by two sons, Tracy (Jodi) Davis of Oklahoma City, OK, and Troy (Connie) Davis of Myrtle Beach, SC; three brothers, Paul (Sue) Richardson of Louisville, Terry (Patti) Richardson of East Rochester and Lee (Joann) Wyatt of Minerva; two sisters, Nikki (Joe) Krause of East Rochester and Linda (John) Beckley of Minerva; four grandchildren, Amanda (Pat), Brandon (Rachel), Ashley, and Shana; and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry (Ruth) McArtor and Irene (Lester) Richardson; her husband, Russell Brown; two brothers, Harry McArtor Jr. and Rex McArtor; and two sons, Ronald and Donald Davis.
Funeral service will be held Friday, March 4, at 12 p.m. at Bartley Funeral Home. Burial will follow at East Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held March 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Bartley Funeral Home.
Friends may express condolences at: www.bartleyfuneralhome.com.

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