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Dr. Ivan Elwood Davenport PHD

August 6, 1935 — April 19, 2019

Dr. Ivan Elwood “Joe” Davenport PHD, age 83, of Festus, Missouri, formerly of Poplar Buff, entered in rest on Thursday, April 19, 2019, at his home. He was born August 06, 1935, in Poplar Bluff. Joe and his wife Sunny of 58 years were married on August 21, 1961. He was a retired school administrator for Fox C-6 School District. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy and education from South East Missouri State University. Joe was a kind, and compassionate gentleman who was loved by all whom had the privilege of meeting him.


He is survived by;


Wife-Wanda “Sunny Davenport (nee Hunter), of Festus, Missouri

Son-Dion Davenport, of Washington, State.

Sister-Joy (Richard) Asbury, of Memphis, Tennessee


The family would like to extend their special thanks to Sheri and Dan Evans for their love and support.


He was preceded in death by Father Irvin Davenport, Mother Mildred Davenport (nee Bullerman)

and Brother Irvin Warren Davenport. They resided in Poplar Buff before their passing.

His sister-Joann Cornelius passed in California and brother-Bonnie Carol passed in Festus, Missouri


Funeral services were private.


Joe requested that memorial donations to be sent to South East Missouri State University Education Foundation to the Drs. Ivan (Joe) and Wanda (Sunny) Davenport Scholarship Fund

in C/O SEMO Foundation #1 University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 (573)-651-2332


The family would like to extend their thanks to Robert D. Brown Funeral Home Inc.

For their service and support.

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