Betty May (Ihnen) Davis, 88, of Wabash, passed away at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, March 13, 2023, at Waters of Wabash West. She was born near Laketon, IN on September 14, 1934, to Herman and Velma (Bishop) Ihnen.
Betty married Robert “Punk” Davis on March 26, 1960. They had one daughter, Wendy Melton who survives. She worked at Torin Corp./Lau Industries for almost 40 years. She worked side by side with many of her closest friends, including Opal Pontius, Barb Tullis, and Donna Shelton. Betty and Donna shared a close bond and kept in touch throughout the years. Donna became more of a sister when Betty's own sister, Marjorie passed several years ago. Punk and Betty spent many summers at Nappanee Raceway where they raced sulky ponies. As members of the ITPPA, they traveled all over northern Indiana, Pennsylvania, and Ohio racing with many of their friends.
Betty is survived by her daughter, Wendy Melton of Wabash, Indiana; grandsons, Jeremy (Maranda) Melton, and Steven (Becca) Melton; She also had three bonus grandchildren, Michelle (Tania) Grove, Elizabeth (Michael) Drudge, and Ronald Ihnen; She also had several great- grandchildren: Savannah Melton, Emily Melton, Electra Merrell, Jaxson Melton, Haiden Melton, Kaysen Melton, Camdyn Melton, Ainsley Dahlstrom, Lennox Wright, Barrett Melton, Brigham Melton, Tannis Melton, Ryleigh Drudge, Conner Drudge, Elijah Grove, and Aadyson Grove. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Katherine Ihnen. She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Bob and Virgil Ihnen, and one sister, Marjorie.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2023, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992
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McDonald Funeral Homes, Wabash Chapel, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992, have been trusted with Betty Davis’s final arrangements.
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