Ingeborg Gail (Krippner) Davenport, Janesville, WI (1914-2014)
May 29, 1914 - June 19, 2014
Ingeborg Gail (Krippner) Davenport passed away peacefully early Thursday morning, June 19, 2014, less than three weeks after celebrating her 100th birthday at Rock Haven, where she had been residing. Her passing was attended by granddaughters: Carol, Mary and Lois, all of Janesville. She was born May 29, 1914, near Rice Lake WI, to William F. and Clara L. (Bilstad) Krippner, and moved with her family to near Meadville, PA, about 1926, where she eventually married Raymond E. Davenport (1913-1969) with whom she bore five sons: Raymond Jack (1932-1989) of Jacksonville, FL, married Marjorie Johns; Paul Bennett (1933) of Youngstown, OH, married Sandra Hallam; Donald Edgar (1935-2008) of Janesville, married Marilyn Cavanaugh; Mark Ole (1941) of near Rome, Italy, married Adelheid “Heidi” Hörnlein; Brian Phillip (1943) of Spokane, WA, married Sandra Beck.
Ingeborg is survived by 12 grandchildren: Robert, Tim (Laura) Davenport, Stephen (Tami) Davenport, Rebecca (Gerald) Brickey, Deborah (Randy) Hetrick, Esteher (Greg) Maurer,Carol (Matt) Micek, Lois Bright, Mary Guy, Michael (Lois) Davenport, Claire Davenport, Sarah (Brandon) Smith. She was preceded in death by one grandchild, Lillian Davenport (1980-2013) who married Mihai Partac. She also was great-grandmother to 20; and great-great-grandmother to 14, and expecting a 15th.
“Inge” was implicitly and unwaveringly devoted to her family until the end, though her last years included a welcome feistiness that had seldom shown itself during her active care giving years. A loving wife and mother to her five boys, she made beautifully colorful braided and sewn woolen rugs which she gifted to those close to her. She loved gardening and lavender was always present in her gardens. With a deep love of animals, she was a long term supporter of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). And although she practiced very healthy and, whenever possible, organic eating, she confessed to a secret love of hot dogs.
As were her wishes, she will be cremated, and finally put to rest beside her beloved husband, “Davvy”, in Greendale Cemetery in Meadville, PA. The only public ceremony will take place there at a date yet to be determined. Locally, arrangements are being handled by SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY. For online obituary and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com