Jessie M. Davidson

September 09, 1904 ‒ September 24, 2002

Fredericktown, Ohio

Jessie M. Davidson, age 97, of Fredericktown, formerly of Oberlin, died Monday September 2, 2002 at the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. Jessie was born September 9, 1904 in Coshocton County to Valentine and Pearl (Purdy) Mellor. She had taught in a one-room school in Holmes County and attended Kent State University. Then she taught first and second grades in the Camden School District and kindergarten in the Firelands School District. In all Mrs. Davidson served public education for over 40 years.

She was a member of the Fredericktown United Methodist Church where she was active with the Tru-Lo-So Sunday School class. She had been a member of the Kipton Community Church where she was active with the Women’s Association. She had been a member of the Camden Garden Club, the Camden and Heniretta Granges, the Daughters of American Colonists, served as a 4H Advisor and a Cub Scout Den Mother.

Surviving are her daughter Margaret Ellen (Terry) Divelbiss of Fredericktown; three grandsons Donald (Heather) Divelbiss, David Divelbiss and Daniel Divelbiss; foster children Ivy May Andrews and David Kane; three sisters Birdell Addlesperger of Lexington, Mary Smail of Killbuck and Odessa Ferris of Lakeville and many nieces and nephews. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by 5 brothers Wallace, Russell, Bruce, Carl and Bernard Mellor and 3 sisters Nellie Williard, Beatrice Mellor and Dorothy Almond.

Friends may call Thursday from 5 to 7 PM at the Fredericktown United Methodist where funeral services will be Friday at 11 AM with Rev. Larry Darper officiating. Graveside services will be Saturday at 11 AM at the Camden Township Cemetery in Lorain County with Rev. Leah Matthews officiating.

The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Fredericktown United Methodist Church, 123 Columbus Road, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019.

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