Ferne E. Davison

August 06, 1915 ‒ January 26, 2008

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Ferne E. Davison, 92, of South Home Road, Mansfield, and formerly of Robinhood Lane, died Saturday evening January 26, 2008 in Lexington Court Care Center.

She was born August 6, 1915 in Pittsburgh, Penn. to Paul and Bessie (Kelley) Riske, and was graduated from South Hills High School in Pittsburgh.

In May of 1955 she moved to Mansfield, and worked five years as personnel supervisor with Woolworth. She invested most of her life as a devoted wife, mom and homemaker, but returned to the workforce in the 1970s as a bookkeeper with Bausch & Lomb.

Ferne enjoyed her card games of gin and poker, but BINGO was “her game,” she’d play anywhere and everywhere.

Blessed with a determined and feisty spirit, she leaves a legacy of devotion to her husband and family, through ups and downs, a pure example of commitment.

She is survived by her daughter & son-in-law Cindy & Jack Balcolm, Sr. of Mansfield, with whom she made her home, sons & daughters-in-law Edward, Jr. & Marilyn Davison of Mansfield and James & Marianne Davison of Chesterton, Ind.; grandchildren Jack Balcolm, Jr., Eddie Balcolm, Jill & Heath Stephens, Lee & Marni Davison, and Mike & Etsuko Davison; three great grandchildren; a sister & brother-in-law Betty & Frank Capalbo of Pittsburgh, Penn. and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Edward C. Davison, Sr. on June 13, 1994; and also by a grandson Scott Davison, a granddaughter Kim Davison; a sister Ruth Mello; and brothers John and Charles Riske.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 29, 2008 from 5-7 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Lexington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial contributions to the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, and may be made at the funeral home.