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Honey Davis

March 31, 1943 ~ January 12, 2022 (age 78)

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Honey Davis, 78, of Onawa, Iowa passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center, Sioux City, Iowa, from heart failure.

A memorial service will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, January 21, 2022 at the Goslar Funeral Home Chapel, Onawa, Iowa with Lay Servant Anthony Bainbridge, officiating. A live stream video will be posted on the Goslar Funeral Home Website. A memorial graveside service will be held at a later date at the Onawa Cemetery, Onawa, Iowa. Arrangements are under the direction of Goslar Funeral Home and Monuments, Onawa, Iowa.  

She was born Honey O’Neil Milks on March 31, 1943, the daughter of Agnetta M. Ooten and Ira C. Milks. When her mother’s first marriage ended in divorce, she was legally adopted by Ernest “Doc” Holsclaw in 1946, shortly after his marriage to Agnetta in June of that year.

Honey graduated from Onawa High School as a member of the Class of 1961. On March 4, 1961, she married Donald J. Watkins and lived in Germany for 2 years while her husband was stationed there through the US Army. To this union her daughters, Sharon and Jodie were born. Honey and Don divorced in 1964.

On December 5, 1970, Honey married her second husband, Wallace F. Davis at the First Christian Church in Onawa, and to this union her son, Aaron was born.

Honey worked various places around the area; including the Dairy Queen, the Onawa Café, Snyder’s Bakery, the Onawa Senior Center, Pamida, Elmwood Care Center, Pleasant View Care Center, and was a carrier for the Grapevine, delivering the paper to all of Onawa for several years.

During her childhood, she was a Girl Scout, and a member of the Order of Rainbow for Girls. Due to her own involvement in youth organizations, she supported her children’s involvement in area organizations as a group leader, parent, and volunteer. The organizations she participated in while her children were members included: The Camp Fire for Girls, 4-H, The Order of Rainbow for Girls, and The Boy Scouts of America.

Throughout her life, Honey enjoyed many hobbies. She loved cooking, go camping, traveling, and gardening, but was most known for her craft creations. She turned her love of knitting, crocheting, and quilting into a side business called Honey’s Crafts. Through her website, she sold handmade items to all fifty United States, and to clients living in Russia, Germany, Japan, China, England, and Norway. During the Gulf War, she sold approximately fifty-three American Flag Afghans to loved ones of service members, which were then sent to Iraq. One American Flag Afghan was gifted to President Bill Clinton, during his campaign for office when a town hall meeting was held at the Onawa Public Library. A second American Flag Afghan was sent to Hollywood, CA as a gift to Jay Leno, the host of the Tonight Show. As a craft fair vendor, she also participated in the Nebraska State Fair, and was a long-time vendor at the Sioux City renaissance festival, known as the Kingdom of Riverssance, participating in its first gathering to the latest, which was held at Riverside Park in October 2021. The only festival gathering she missed was the one cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Survivors include her mother, Agnetta Holsclaw of Onawa, Iowa; three half siblings, Terrell Milks and Betty R. Fureigh both of Benton, Arkansas, and Judy Montazari of Houston, Texas; daughter, Sharon Boren of Onawa, Iowa; daughter and son-in-law, Jodie and Dan Kelley of Colorado Springs, Colorado; son and daughter-in-law, Aaron and Helen Davis of Council Bluffs, Iowa; several cousins; and her long-time companion, Leroy Habinck. During their time together, Honey extended her family net to include his children and grandchildren.

Honey is preceded in death by her biological father, Ira C. Milks; her father, Ernest “Doc” Holsclaw; husbands, Donald Watkins and Wallace Davis; and aunts and uncles, Dorothy Swesey, Genevieve Ooten, LaVerne “Bat” Ooten, Page Ooten, Jesse Ooten, Julia Martin, and Calvin C. Ooten.

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Memorial Service
January 21, 2022

11:00 AM
Goslar Funeral Home Chapel
1629 10th Street
Onawa, IA 51040

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