Erika Tommy Davis
Date of Death: December 6, 2009
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Erika “Tommy” Davis, 83, of West Lafayette, died at 9:17 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, at St. Elizabeth Central. Born Feb. 5, 1926, in Liegnitz, Germany, she was the daughter of the late Reinhold and Lucie Lazarus Karger. On Dec. 6, 1947, she married Clifford Davis in Bamberg, Germany, and he survives. Mrs. Davis was…

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Rachel (Matchett) Hunter left a message on December 11, 2009:
To Tommy&s Family:

I want to express my deepest sympathy to all of you for your loss.

A very scared, un-coordinated, clumsy little girl walked into Tommy&s studio on the main street of Bluffton back in the late 1950&s (at the prodding of her mother!) Tommy was so precise and so sweet to us. She soon taught us that we could move our feet to the music! Her lessons were lots of fun and I always looked forward to them. She later moved her studio to her home and I remember taking many lessons there with my class of "tappers". I still love tap, even in my late 50&s! My parents even took ballroom lessons from her, and were part of the Tommy Davis Dance Club.

My husband and I have taken ballroom lessons here in Indianapolis, and have gone on to compete at several competitons across the country. Tommy gave me my start!

Tommy instilled self-confidence in me and helped me to know that I could do something special.

I will always have a special place in my heart for her.

Again, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Rachel (Matchett) Hunter
Indianapolis, IN
Jane Kroegher left a message on December 9, 2009:
Mr. Davis and family,

I know your beloved Tommy will be greatly missed! My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family. I pray that during this difficult time you can find a way to reflect on Tommy&s beautiful spirit and her kind nature. I know that she brought you years of happiness that many people never get the privelage to experience in their own lives.

My prayers are with you as I ask our Heavenly Father to give you the strength you need to sustain you. I pray that He will quicken in your spirit all the happy memories that you shared and ask that He bless you at this difficult time and surround you with loved ones to ease the burden of your loss. I would like to express my
sincerest condolences. If you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to let me know.

With a heart full of Love & Prayers for God&s gracious Peace,

Jane M. Kroegher
Sonya Hill left a message on December 9, 2009:
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Clifford, I know how much you loved and was dedicated to Tommy. Don&t know if you remember me but I work at the Indiana Veterans& Home and remember both Tommy & yourself. I am now the Recreation Director and your grandson Jason worked for us when he was in school. Tell Jason we said Hi. I see where he is a Doctor in Chicago so tell him congratulations on his achievements. Also tell Jason&s dad hi. He is missed and was such a great person when he was here and I knew him. My son Jason Hill had him in school and loved him dearly. Tell him my son is a computer programer in Cincinnati and also doing well. My prayers are with you.

God Bless,

Sonya Hill
Janet Hortin left a message on December 9, 2009:
Dear Clifford and family,

My heart reaches out to you at this time of loss. Your care of your wife was an inspiration to me. Your love and devotion was visible. I will never forget the visits I had with Tommy as a volunteer for Caregiver Companion 5 years ago. Shortly afterwards, I became a caregiver for my father who had a stroke. Your tender caregiving became a model for me. I will never forget dancing that summer with Tommy and having her instruct me in ballet. We enjoyed music and opera together. She was certainly a gracious, talented , faithfilled woman.

What marvelous things you and Tommy accompished together at the Veteran&s Home and with your church.

With sympathy and prayers,
Janet Hortin M.D.
Indiana University School of Medicine-Lafayette
Good Neighbor Mentoring Project (medical students working with Caregiver
Companion)
Andrea Price left a message on December 8, 2009:
I had the honor and privilege to take dance lessons from Tommy for a number of years in Bluffton and she was one remarkable lady!! She opened so many doors for me through dance and instilled a quest for excellence.....she made a difference in my life and for that I will always be grateful.

My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time.
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Patricia Teeter left a message on December 8, 2009:
Clifford, Glenn, Jason, and Jessica. I am so sorry for your loss. How lucky you were to have Tommy in your life. She was so special. All of you are in my prayers for the ache in your heart. Remember where a beautiful sould has been there is a trail of beautiful memories. Hold on to those memories. God Bless You. Patricia
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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