Macoupin County Enquirer, Thursday, 14 November 1946, page 5:

Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Davis of Gillespie, who died at her home Monday morning at 2 o'clock, were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Union funeral home in Gillespie. The Rev. Donald Hargrove officiated.

She was born in Greenville, Mo., Mar. 30, 1876. Her husband preceded her in death. She had resided in Gillespie the past year.

Surviving are three sons, Oscar Davis of Gillespie, Leo of South Pekin and Walter of Benld; five daughters, Mrs. Frances Schroll of Bunker Hill, Stella Barnes of Pekin, Clara Tucker of Chicago, Vida Little of Dorchester and Miss Cora Davis at home; two brothers, James Ryan of Gillespie and Charles Ryan of Dorchester; 14 grandchildren and two great-grand-children.