Marian Davenport, 91

Marian M. Davenport, age 91 of Mendon, died Sunday Feb. 21, 2010 at Riverview Manor in Three Rivers. She was born in Vicksburg, MI on Jan 27, 1919 the daughter of John and Edith (Brockway) Scofield, and was a lifetime resident of the area. She attended the Brady #5 School and graduated from Vicksburg High School. Marian was married to Lester Davenport on Dec. 21, 1938 in Cassopolis. They were later divorced.

Marian worked at National Carbon Coated and Trans-O-Gram in Sturgis; The Point Lunch in Leonidas; Research Molding and Voss Pharmacy in Mendon. She was a member of the Leonidas Grange #266; the Pomona Grange; the State and National Grange; and the Michigan Fiddler’s Association.

Marian is survived by three children, Rita Long of Colon, Jane Sanderson of Mendon, and Dan (Claudia) Davenport of Bronson; nine grandchildren, Bob (Deb) Long, Cheryl Collins, Debbie (John) Smith, Doug (Marilyn) Sanderson, Deanna (Alan) Martin, Dan (Bambi) Sanderson, Jonathan Davenport, Angela Neubaur, and David Davenport; 11 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren, Savanah Meyers and Cedric Berman; a brother, Mahlon (Darlene) Scofield of Colon. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Mabel Sells; a brother, Merton Scofield; and a grandson, David Sanderson.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, and one hour prior to services at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010 at the funeral home with Rev. David Farrell officiating. Burial will be in Leonidas Cemetery followed by a gathering at the Grange Hall. Memorials are suggested to the Mendon Public Library. An online register is available and condolences may be left at

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