Audrey Leona Davenport, 86, of Dennison, Ohio, passed August 27, 2014 at her home surrounded by loved ones. She was born in Weems, Ohio on July 20, 1928, a daughter of the late Syril and Maud Pasco Pratt. She was married to Alois “Preach” Davenport on March 10, 1948 in Cadiz, by Pastor Allan C. Blackburn. She and Alois shared 59 years together until his death in 2007. She and her husband accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and were baptized while attending the Brownsville Christian Church, she also attended Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, Dennision and Grace United Methodist in Uhrichsville. She remained faithful until her death. Audrey enjoyed being a member of the Brownsville Community Helping Hands; Deersville Red Hat Mama’s and Deersville Community Garden Club. She loved going on cruises with her family. She also enjoyed making beautiful quilts, too numerous to count. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by an infant son James Allen Davenport, brother Thomas Pratt and two sisters: Minnie Bell Dillon and Ruth Rinkes. She is survived by her six children: Joyce (Rod) Fields of Columbus, Ohio., Alois “Junior” (Cathy) Davenport of Champlain, N.Y., Paul (Susan) Davenport of Chesapeake, Va., Debbie (Bill) Johnson of Dennision, David Davenport of Vista, Calif., Bruce (Jackie) Davenport of St. Amant, LA.; two brothers: Robert (Roberta) Pratt of Hopedale, Ohio, William Pratt of Brilliant, OH., two sisters-in-law: Geneva Neer of Strasburg, OH and Joyce Jones of Cadiz. 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews that she loved as her own. Friends will be received Saturday 4 to 8 p.m. at Borkoski Funeral Home, 555 East Market Street, Cadiz, Ohio, where services will be held Sunday August 31, 2014 at 1 p.m. with her son-in-law, Pastor Bill Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Hopedale, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to: Twin City Christian Service Center, 109 N. Water Street, Uhrichsville, OH 44683. Offer online condolences at www.borkoskifuneral.com
Mista Mae Darios benefit slated for Saturday
On Saturday, Aug 9, the Hopedale American Legion will host a benefit for Mista Mae Darios. Chicken or spaghetti dinners will be available as well as a variety of baked goods. There will be an auction and a 50/50 drawing as well a dance that evening. Any and all donations will be accepted. Mista has spent her entire life in Hopedale volunteering to help others. She is a 40-plus year member of the Legion Auxiliary and has volunteered many hours at the Hopedale Social (fire) hall also. She attends the Church of Christ in Hopedale. She has lost most of her sight yet she continues to show up to volunteer her time for the people of her community. Recently, she was hospitalized and now faces many medical bills. Mista’s friends and family are hoping that the community will show up to support her.