Carol Davis, 83

Carol Sue Davis, 83, North Manchester, died at 1:45 p.m., Friday, Jan. 3, at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester.  She was born Sept. 3, 1930 in Princeton, to Ottie and Lenora (Woods) Harris.

Carol was a 1948 graduate of Princeton High School, and a 1952 graduate of the University of Evansville. She married Samuel Mauck Davis in Princeton, on Sept. 27, 1953; he died Oct. 29, 2006. She was a music teacher at various schools, finishing her career at Manchester Community Schools, where she taught for 20 years. She taught junior and senior high vocal music, show choirs and musicals. While at Peabody Retirement Community, Carol founded the Peabody Entertainers, and held over 200 programs.  She also established various vocal groups at Peabody, including the Chapel Choir, Carolettes, and the Bell Choir, and was also a longtime director of the Zion Lutheran Choir in North Manchester.  She was a member of the United Methodist Church in North Manchester. Carol enjoyed spending time with family and friends, playing games, laughing, and living life to the fullest. 

She is survived by four children, Kenneth (Cynthia) Heckman-Davis, Walkerton, Ruth (Greg) Reed, Huntington, Steve Davis, North Manchester, Jim (Kathy) Davis, Indianapolis; five grandchildren, Allison (Jake) Gregory, Potomac, Ill., Leigh Ann Reed. Huntington, Sean Heckman-Davis, and Ann Heckman-Davis, both of Walkerton, and Kennedy Davis, Indianapolis, and her sister, Jane Mowrer, Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services were held Jan. 9, at Peabody Chapel, with Rev. Larry Ray officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Peabody Caring Circle.

The memorial guest book for Carol may be signed at



Posted on 2014 Jan 08