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Marilynne Bohne Davis

December 23, 1941 -
December 31, 2019

Marilynne Bohne Davis died at her home in Champaign, Illinois on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. She died from complications due to ALS, a terrible disease she managed with grace and dignity.
She was born in Roseland, Illinois on December 23, 1941 to William and Margaret Bohne. She was preceded in death by her parents and…read more

Marilynne Bohne Davis died at her home in Champaign, Illinois on Tuesday, December 31, 2019. She died from complications due to ALS, a terrible disease she managed with grace and dignity.
She was born in Roseland, Illinois on December 23, 1941 to William and Margaret Bohne. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Wayne Cornelius Bohne. She is survived by two sons, Paul Mark Davis (Maria) of Naperville, Illinois and Glenn Stokes Davis (Annette) of Westfield, Indiana, a daughter Dr. Marinell Croson (William) of Coquille, Oregon, and seven grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Joan Margaret Miller of Kankakee and her ex-husband, Paul Davis of Champaign.
Marilynne graduated with a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Illinois after receiving her Baccalaureate degree in Political Science. She was City Manager of Richton Park and Flossmoor Illinois, and also of Maitland, Florida. She ran a consulting service for city governments for many years and then helped several post-Soviet East European countries return to local control. She worked in Hungary, Albania, Bulgaria and Tajikistan among others.
When she returned from work in East Europe and Central Asia, she served as President of the C-U Symphony Board of Directors and as President of the Champaign Rotary Club, both at the same time. She was an active member of Faith Methodist Church in Champaign, where visitation will be held Thursday from 4 to 7 pm with special guest performances. The church is located at 1719 S. Prospect Ave, Champaign, Il. Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:00 am, also at Faith United, with burial in the Watson Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter, in memory of Marilynne B. Davis.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, January 2, 2020

Time: 04:00 pm

Faith United Methodist Church

Address:

1719 S. Prospect Ave.
Champaign, IL 61821

Service Information

Date: Friday, January 3, 2020

Time: 10:00 am

Faith United Methodist Church

Address:

1719 S. Prospect Ave.
Champaign, IL 61821

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