IVY MADILYN “MADI” DAVIDSON WHITAKER
Ivy Madilyn “Madi” Davidson Whitaker, 23, of Monticello, Mo., died May 3, 2020 while hiking near Mark Twain Lake. Madi was born November 26, 1996 at Quincy, IL to Thomas and Mary Davidson. Due to the covid pandemic, she didn’t get to have the wedding she had planned for April 18, but happily said “I Do” to her best friend/soulmate, Geoffrey Whitaker, on March 27, 2020 at the Macon MO courthouse.
Madi was a 2015 graduate of North Shelby School. She participated in softball, played a clarinet in band, was Honor Society member and loved cheering on the Raiders. She attended MACC and Columbia College, graduating in 2019. She had worked at the Shelbina Villa, Macon Heath Care Center and was currently employed in the physical therapy department at St. Vincent’s Home in Quincy, IL. She was a devoted ‘mom’ to all her numerous pets.
She is survived by her husband, Geoffrey of Monticello, her parents, Tom and Mary Davidson of Shelbyville, MO, brother and sister-in-law, John and Bethany Davidson of Leonard, MO, father and mother-in-law, Tony and Ronda Whitaker of Lewistown, brother-in-law and wife Douglas and Courtney Whitaker of LaGrange, MO, numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, and two special, lifelong, sidekick besties, Emily Baker and Kara Harrison.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather and Granny, Les and Ivy Mann of Leonard, Paternal grandparents, John and Madeline Davidson of Quincy and a cousin Amanda Thomas.
Funeral services were held May 8, 2020 at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home for family and close friends. Visitation was held Thursday, May 7, 2020 at the funeral home.
Graveside services were at the Leonard Cemetery, in Leonard, Mo.
Memorials may be made to the family expenses or the Leonard Cemetery.
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