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Iantha Jane (Davis) Karson
July 31, 1946 ~ January 9, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Iantha Jane Karson, 77 of Ravenna, Ohio, passed away Tuesday January 9, 2024 at UH Medical Center, Ravenna, Ohio. Iantha was born in Barnesboro, Pennsylvania, July 31, 1946 the daughter of the late Henry H. and Iantha Jane (Hicks) Davis, she was one of eight children. She was also preceded in death by brothers, William H., Charles L., John K. and Douglas E. Davis. She is survived by her beloved husband Chris Ring, son Austin Law and his children, Ava, Isabella, Luca, Briele, and Isla Law, and daughter Briana (Law) Talkington and her husband Taj, and their children, Sophia Law, Nevaeh and Javierez Talkington, , sister Elizabeth J. (Davis) Greenwald and her husband Ronald M. Greenwald, Thomas R. and wife Patty (Murphy) Davis, Christopher H. and wife Barbara (Julock) Davis, and sister-in-law Connie (Laney) Davis, as well as many nieces and nephews who describe her as the very best aunt you could possibly have. Iantha is remembered as someone you couldn’t picture without a smile on her face. Iantha married her best friend and beloved husband Chris on March 6, 1999, and often bragged that she really knew how to pick the best husband and he has protected and cared for her ever since. Iantha was very generous with help and love. She looked at the world with a positive attitude. She always looked for the best attributes of everyone she knew and like all Moms she bragged about how talented and smart her two kids were. She wore many hats in her life. She worked for many years for Premier Industrial Corp. as Administrative Assistant to the president of the company and also in their Human Resources department. Iantha was a member of the Cleveland Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association for many years, serving on the board and for a few years as their President. She put on fashion shows, carrying around thousands of dollars in furs & expensive clothing to be shown at the shows in the trunk of her car and was a totally dedicated to the organization. She was entered in a gifted learning program by her school and attended it in Indiana, Pennsylvania as a teenager. She graduated from Penns Manor High School. Iantha attended both Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Cleveland State University to improve on her knowledge. She was adventurous in her youth and was on a rowing team for a while and took lessons to learn how to ride a Harley motorcycle. Iantha loved spending time with family, playing board games, singing, dancing and most of all talking. She and Chris were in the process of raising 2 of her adored grandchildren a task Chris will be continuing, she also bragged about the looks, intelligence and abilities of all her grandchildren like all grandmothers do because they love them so much. Iantha loved and enjoyed every one of her grandchildren. Iantha will be remembered by everyone in her very large family and too many friends to count, all with love, and missed for all the fun and companionship she always provided. Iantha had many pets over the years and loved & cared for them all as well. The last of these is her dog Jake and her two cats Gabe and Geo, who will miss her as well. There will not be a formal funeral but instead there will be a Celebration of Life, to be scheduled for a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Ravenna First Church of God, 237 New Milford Rd, Ravenna, OH 44266 and reference the “School Hygiene Project” One of Iantha’s most recent passions was supplying hygiene supplies for underprivileged students at Ravenna High School.