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Elnora Mae Davenport, 91, Ottawa, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at her home.  

Cremation is planned. Private graveside service and inurnment at Sunset Cemetery, Manhattan, Kan., is planned for a later date.

She was born Tuesday, April 26, 1921, in Ogden, the daughter of Sydney and Myrtle (Wood) Hamilton.

Elnora lived in Ottawa from 1955 to 1961. She lived in Manhattan, Topeka, Junction City, Kingman and Fort Collins, Colo., before returning to Ottawa in May 2008.    

She attended school in Ogden, Michigan and Manhattan.

On Oct. 26, 1938, Elnora was united in marriage with Gilbert Davenport Sr. in Manhattan. He preceded her death in 2006.

Elnora was a devoted lifelong homemaker.

She was a member of the Methodist Church and former member of the Rebecca Lodge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Davenport Sr.; a son, Gilbert Davenport Jr.; and a daughter, Paula Seiler.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Woods and her husband, Bill, Ottawa; grandchildren, Jeff Woods, Betsy McCrea and her husband, Mark, Robynn Woods, Stephanie Milota and her husband, Todd, Trey Morgan and his wife, Jessie, Bradley Barker and his wife, Becki, Christopher Barker and Jeremy Barker; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild due in August.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Midland Hospice or Franklin County Cancer Foundation through Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa KS 66067.  

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