Eleanor Burns Davis, 93, Moravian Manor resident, educator, devoted to her family

By on April 30, 2014

Eleanor Burns Davis, 93, formerly of Millersville, died April 21, 2014, at Moravian Manor, where she was a resident.

Born in Wilmerding, Pa. on May 3, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Charles Lee and Flora Spielman Burns.

She earned a BS in Elementary Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1942. She taught early childhood education in Greensburg, Pa., Westwood, N.J., and for many years was a first grade teacher in the Penn Manor School District. She was a member of Highland Presbyterian Church, Lancaster.

A devoted mother and grandmother, she is survived by a son: Glenn H. Davis, Jr., husband of Christine L. Davis, Birmingham, Ala.; two daughters: Nancy D. Smith, wife of Philip E. Smith, Lancaster, and Carol D. Hodes, wife of Jeffrey A. Hodes, Herndon, Va.; six grandchildren: Rebecca L. Davis, Glenn H. Davis III, husband of Abigail Orr Davis, Phillip A. Hodes, husband of Elizabeth Reilly-Hodes, Sarah J. Hodes, Drew D. Smith, husband of Jillian Smith, and Evan B. Smith; and three great-grandchildren: Zachary Hodes, Katherine Hodes, and Brenna Smith.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years: Glenn H. Davis; two sisters: Edith Burns Dyal and Janet Burns Westman; and one brother: Charles L. Burns, Jr.

The family is grateful for the devoted and conscientious care of the staff in the Herrnhut unit at Moravian Manor.

Services were held April 25 at Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home, Lititz, with Rev. Dr. Ann Osborn officiating. Private interment followed at the Highland Presbyterian Church Memorial Garden.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Moravian Manor, 300 W. Lemon Street, Lititz, PA 17543 or Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

To send the family online condolences, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, Lititz, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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