Betty Wainscott Davison

February 5, 2016

Betty J. Wainscott Davison 89, of Frankfort, IN, died February 5, 2016 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lafayette. Born October 30, 1926 in Frankfort, IN to Richmond P. & Letty (Reagan) Wainscott. She married Robert H. Davison on December 31, 1967 at the First Baptist Church in Frankfort and he preceded her in death in May 1998. Mrs. Davison was a 1944 graduate of Frankfort High School and lived in Frankfort most of her life.  She and her husband were former owners of Dairy Queen on McKinley Ave.  She was also worked in the  Clinton County Auditors office for 20 years, for Kimble Buick, Hiatt Refrigeration and Thrashers Department Store all in Frankfort.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Zonta and Sigma Alpha Chi Sororities.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at the Wesley Manor Chapel in Frankfort with services following at 11 a.m. Officiating will be Chuck Williams. Private family burial will be in Plainview Cemetery, Colfax, IN. Memorial donations may be made to the Clinton County Cancer Fund, Frankfort Community Public Library or American Heart Association.

Survived by:

Stepson: Orrin Davison of Colfax, IN, Brother: Lon (Wife-Janet) Wainscott of Fishers, IN, 2 Sister: Peggy J. Zipperian of Frankfort, IN, Rosemary Ayers of Victoria, TX, Several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews also survive.

Preceded by:

a sister, Bonnie Livelsberger .


Leave your Condolences

13 Condolences for “Betty Wainscott Davison”

  1. Thomas Albitz February 6, 2016 at 11:41 am

    My condolences to Peggy and Lon. I remember Betty giving us a chocolate Sunday when we visited her at the Dairy Queen.

  2. Bonnie Hemmerling February 6, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    My heart goes out to the family. Bob and Betty were a big part of my husband’s life. He worked for them at Dairy Queen and they were also neighbors. We will miss Betty very much. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  3. Lynn Smith February 6, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your memories of Mrs. Davison and in Bible promises like Revelation 21:3,4, where Jehovah God promises an end to death and suffering.

  4. Marilyn Beard February 6, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    I am so sorry. Betty was a lovely lady.

  5. Marjorie Knappenberger Taylor February 6, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    So sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. She was a real sweet gal, always a smile and so friendly. My father Orval Knappenberger always thought so much of Dick, Letty family and of course Betty. We didn’t get to Frankfort that much, but always tried to visit. A lot of good memories.
    Cousin, Marjorie Knappenberger Taylor

  6. Erilda and Ron Coleman February 7, 2016 at 6:55 am

    Dear family,
    Have known Betty for many many years. She was a very sweet lady. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Our prayers of comfort are with you.

  7. Michael J Frey February 7, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Peggy and family;
    I am so sorry for your loss and our loss. Betty blessed our lives for many years. My prayers are with you. I thank Jesus for the time we had together.
    May the lord bless you am comfort you
    All my love
    Michael J Frey

  8. Eric L. Mundell February 7, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    Betty was a dear, sweet soul. She was always so kind and warm to everyone she met. As a distant cousin and friend of the family, I recall many fond occasions talking with her (often on visits to the Dairy Queen), and sharing information about family history. She even contributed toward the restoration of some family tombstones, which was greatly appreciated. Betty was always so kind, and though many years have gone by since I last talked with her, she has never been forgotten. She provided a great deal of warmth and affection in the lives of many people. We’ll all miss Betty and remember her with many smiles.

  9. Jerry Stinson February 8, 2016 at 6:01 am

    Betty was a sweet lady. She was always part of the family.

  10. Esther Boyles February 8, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    I worked with Bob at the Frankfort Bottle gas and got to know both as friends. So sorry to all that loved her. She was my friend. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Phil & Gloria Crum February 9, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Sorry to hear about the passing of Betty. Sincere sympathies to the Davison family.

  12. Jim and Mary Kaylor February 9, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    Our condolences to Peg and Lon. Our daughter, Susie worked for them while she was in school. Betty was always so protective of the girls. Will keep her in our prayers.

  13. Norm Young February 10, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Betty’s passing is saddening. Her family and friends are going to miss her. I was able to visit with Betty the last time I was in Frankfort in August. She had her quick smile and warm welcome at the ready, as always. I first met Betty as a table mate to my mother in their Manor dining room several years ago when my mother moved there. The first picture that comes to mind when I think of Betty is seeing her hot-rodding down the hall, in and out of the dining room and residences, in her scooter. I knew she was a blessed friend to my mother and Helen Hays and probably many others who weren’t quite as independent as they once were. She contributed in a big way to making my mother’s years at the Manor fun and another enjoyable part of her life. To this son who lived hundreds of miles away, Betty’s friendship with my mother was truly assuring. I regret I won’t get to see her on my next visit.

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