Bette Rose (Waters) Davis

Born: Sun., Jun. 28, 1925
Died: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Nov. 26, 2019
Location: Hill Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Nov. 27, 2019
Location: Hill Funeral Home

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Bette Rose (Waters) Davis

    Bette Rose (Waters) Davis, 94, of Kingston, entered into Heaven on November 22, 2019 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 28, 1925, in Glen Alpine, North Carolina, the daughter of the late John C. and Cordelia (Smith) Waters. On January 6, 1946, she married her beloved late husband, Dwight E. Davis, of Kingston. It was a beautiful marriage partnership that lasted 70 years.

    Bette is survived by her beloved children, Jim (Sally) Davis, of Columbus, and Kristina Gerber, of Grove City; grandchildren, Michael (Jennifer) Davis, of Orient, Matthew Gerber, of Grove City, and Melissa (Michael) Orzel, of Imperial Beach, California; great-grandchildren, Norah Davis and Mora Rose Orzel; and numerous other family members and friends whom she cherished.

    In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Mildred Fish, Doris Brehmer, Helen Allison, Jewel Evans, John C. Waters, and Howard Waters.

    Bette was self employed as the owner of the Bette Davis Jewelry Collection and worked in that business until her retirement. She was a devoted member of the Circleville First Church CCU and was active in the Building Disciples S.S. Class, where she served as a substitute teacher. She was an active member of the Just Older Youth Sr. Citizens Ministry.

    She has served as the leader and guide of a non-denominational Bible study for over 10 years and served as chair of the Steering Committee to establish the Greater Scioto Valley Emmaus Community. She had served in many others areas of Christian leadership. In her younger years, she served in many areas of community leadership, including her key role to obtain the land that was to become the Kingston Village Park. Bette was also known for her gift of hospitality. She and Dwight loved welcoming all of their friends and loved ones into their home.

        Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 27 at 11:00 a.m. at the HILL FUNERAL HOME, Kingston with Rev. Greg Gardner officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Kingston. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2 - 8 p.m. at Hill’s. Condolences can be made on Bette’s online guest registry at

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Colleen k Robinette-Rife
   Posted Fri November 22, 2019
Miss Bette was a joy to be around. Thank you for supporting The Class Act School of Cosmetology, your patronage will be greatly missed.

Stacy & Colleen
The Class Act Girls

Village of Kingston
   Posted Fri November 22, 2019
On behalf of the Village of Kingston, please accept our thoughts and prayers. Bette was a very special part of our community and will be sadly missed...but fondly remembered for her wonderful life and contributions to making our town a wonderful place to live. God Bless your family. Kevin Prickett

Sally Lindsay
   Posted Fri November 22, 2019
Love. Now you're with your beloved Dwight again.

Brenda Burgoon McGuirr
   Posted Fri November 22, 2019
My sincere condolences to the Davis family at Bette’s passing. I grew up as almost part of the family, spending time with Jim and Christy both when they were kids. Bette was also a guiding force in my spitural growth and my activity in MYF as I was growing up. Kingston won’t be the same without Bette.

   Posted Fri November 22, 2019
I was so sorry to hear of Bette's passing. I enjoyed many times in the Davis home with Kristi while we were in school. And taking my girls to buy jewelry at the little store they had buy their home. I even rented an apt. from them for few yrs too. She will be so missed. Sending love and prayers to the whole family. I pray GOD wraps his loving arms around you all at this time.

michael waters
   Posted Sat November 23, 2019
Bette was a loving example of the grace of our Lord and his faithful servant pointing others to Jesus. Her life and love enriched all who knew her, her departure leaves us poorer but Heaven richer. Our warmest condolences to all the family, you are in our prayers. Mike & Jean Waters, Ormond Beach, FL

Bob Meadows
   Posted Sat November 23, 2019
Jim and Kristi, so sorry for Bette's passing. She was also Aunt Bette to me when I was growing up. God be with you in your time of sorrow.

Pamela James
   Posted Sun November 24, 2019
My condolences to the family. I use to live 2 doors down from Bette and Dwight and went to church with them. She was a wonderful woman and enjoyed her so much. We had many talks! You are in heaven now dear friend.

Cathline Hart
   Posted Sun November 24, 2019
Bette, you taught me so much in just the short time I knew you. You will be forever missed. I love you so very much, and I am happy you are finally reunited with your loving g husband.

Judith Daniels
   Posted Mon November 25, 2019

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by THE Sisters of the Crown-Cypress Church.

With much love to the Davis Family. God has her now!

Amy Montgomery
   Posted Tue November 26, 2019

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Ryan and Amy Montgomery.

Sending our love and Prayers in this difficult time.

Paul and Lynn Raduege
   Posted Mon December 23, 2019
So sorry for your loss. I know my parents enjoyed their times together.


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