Dava Carrell, 82, of Winfield, passed away Thursday afternoon, Jan. 2, 2020, at her home.
Memorial services are at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Inurnment will immediately follow at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established in Dava’s name for The Salvation Army and Trinity Lutheran Church. Contributions can be made through Miles Funeral Service. Online condolences can be made at www.milesfuneralservice.com.
Dava was born on July 31, 1937, in Russell, a daughter of David and Hildegard (Morgenstern) Dumler. She was baptized at St. John's Lutheran Church and was raised and educated in Russell, where she played saxophone in the school band.
Dava married Ron Carrell, her second husband, on June 30, 1989, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Winfield, where she has long been a member. The couple made their home in Winfield, where Dava was a homemaker and worked for a time at the Binney and Smith Credit Union.
Dava was an avid quilter who enjoyed designing and making quilts, as well as conducting workshops and lectures to various quilt guilds and other groups throughout the area. She received acclaim for being the first certified quilt instructor in the state. Dava was an active member of the community and was widely known and loved. Her generosity of spirit lives on through those she touched with her patient instruction and helpful guidance.
Dava was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Rich Dumler; his wife, Vera; a sister, Lenora Miller; a nephew, Steffan Miller; and a niece, Merceda Ares.
She is survived by her four children from her first marriage to Marvin Simonton: Mona Anz, of Tryon, Okla., Chuck Simonton, of Washington D.C., Marsha Sawyer, of Guthrie, Okla.; and Troy Simonton, of Paola. Mona's family includes husband, Andre; Eleah Anz and daughter, Serene Abdel Majid, Isaac Anz, and wife, Christen, Olivia Anz, Amelia Anz Oldsen and husband, Luke, and their children Autumn, Elainna, Simone and Charlie, Irene Anz, and Mathias Anz and wife, Destiny. Chuck's family includes his wife, Christiane. Marsha's family includes David Sawyer and daughter, Raelynn, Abigail Otwell and husband, Taylor, and their children, James and Victoria, Hannah Helberg and husband, Joseph, and their daughter, Tirzah, Rebekah Sawyer, Lydia Sawyer, Susanna Sawyer, Eliana Sawyer, Gabriel Sawyer, and Joanna Sawyer. Troy's family includes wife, Ruthy, with son, Seth, and daughter, Emma. Dava is also survived by her twin sister, Donna Hutchison, her nieces, Lori and Lynn Dumler, all of Russell, and her nephew, Brad Dumler, of Arlington, Texas.