Muggs Davenport, 80

Margaret “Muggs” Davenport, age 80, of Centreville, passed away Thursday, August 18, 2016, at Riverview Manor Nursing Home.  She was born in Three Rivers on October 22, 1935, a daughter of Raymond and Helen (Burrow) Watkins.  Muggs graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1953.  On December 4, 1953, she married James Davenport in Centreville.  He preceded her in death October 11, 1987. From 1971-2010, Muggs worked at the St. Joseph County Register of Deeds.  She also worked at St. Joseph County Animal Control, during that time, for 25 years.  She previously held positions at Dr. Denton’s in Centreville, Trans-O-Gram in Sturgis, and at Pop’s Popcorn Stand in Three Rivers.  Muggs was a member of the St. Joe Valley Boat Club, Hart Club, and Rainbow Sam’s Club.

Muggs is survived by her daughter Sue Ellen (Robert) Stevenson of LaFontaine, IN, son Terry (Rhonda) Davenport of Centreville, grandchildren TJ Nickell, Dawn (Dan) Hillman, Tim (Amanda) Davenport, Jason (Billi Jo) Davenport, and Eric (Angie) Davenport; great-grandchildren Madelyn, Makenna, Peyton, Makinzie, Miraya, Gavin, and Jayden; sister Barbara Lawson of Three Rivers, and brother Richard Watkins of Texas.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and step-father Gene McKenzie.

Relatives and friends will be received Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at Eley Funeral Home, Centreville, where religious services will be held Tuesday at 11 am.  Interment will be in Prairie River Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the West Michigan Cancer Center.  Online condolences may be left for the family at

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