Sara Ruth Davenport

Graveside inurnment for Sara Ruth Bouton Wilson Davenport, 92, will be at 1 pm Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence, KS. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 pm Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory.

She passed away peacefully on April 9th, at home with her family by her side. The world is a better place because of the almost 93 years she lived on it. Those of us who were fortunate enough to have her influence on our lives are better because of the experience.

Mrs. Davenport was born April 16, 1923, in Richland, Kan., the daughter of Harry and Elizabeth Lamb Bouton. She graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1940.
She married Francis Wilson on January 19, 1941 in Lawrence. He died January 23,1973. She married Wayne Davenport on April 9, 1976, in Lawrence, and he preceded her in death on March 12, 2014.

Survivors include one daughter Sharon Miller, Lawrence; one son Steven Wilson and wife Marcia, Perry; one stepdaughter-in-law Linda Comstock, Knob Noster, MO; three grandchildren Elisa Edgar Loving Kay, Shannon Heston, and Haley Winfrey; 6 great grandchildren, Braxton Loving, Jessica Kay, Barrett and Harper Heston, Kennedy and Harrison Winfrey, four step-grandchildren, Dwayne Comstock, Kyle Twogood, Jill Christian and Kim Twogood and 8 step-great grandchildren; two sisters, Joan Peavler, Topeka, and Lois Helm (Lee), Lawrence, and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Darrell and Edwin Bouton, son-in-law Frank Miller, stepdaughter, Jane Twogood and stepson Philip Comstock.
She was a homemaker, babysitter, gardener, camper, seamstress and wonderful cook. She loved crocheting, doing crafts, playing cards and games with friends and family, attending grandchildren and great grandchildren’s activities, Jayhawk basketball and most of all, her family.

The family suggests memorials made to Grace Hospice, or the American Heart Association, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.