Davis, former Pawating administrator died Saturday

Published 6:46 pm Monday, March 14, 2005

By Staff
STEVENS POINT, Wis. - Jane (Shoup) Davis, 96, died Saturday at Harmony Village Assisted Living in Stevens Point, Wis.
Davis was administrator of Pawating Hospital, Niles, for 31 years until her retirement in 1977. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, she received her Master's degree in hospital administration from Northwestern University in 1946. At Northwestern she received the MacEachern medal for "exceptional achievement in the student of hospital administration."
During her years as Administrator at Pawating, Davis oversaw four major construction projects and increased the total bed capacity from 25 to 179 at the time of her retirement.
Since 1956 she has been a Fellow of the American College of Hospital Administrators. She served as second vice president of the Michigan Hospital Association and was twice president of the Southwestern Michigan Hospital Council. In 1972 she received the Michigan Hospital Association's "Key Award" for meritorious service.
Davis' life was highlighted by service to community and her extended family and many friends. She retained a keen and active interest in literature, music, art, travel, and preservation of the environment throughout her years.
Davis died March 12, 2005 at Stevens Point, Wis., a resident of Harmony Village Assisted Living.
Elizabeth Jane Davis was born Feb. 14, 1910, in Duluth, Minn., to George L. Shoup, Sr., and Katherine C. Wagenaar.
She was widow of L.M.("Doc") Davis, a newspaper editor in Ottowa, Ill., for many years; they had no children.
She was preceded in death by her brother, George L. Shoup, Jr., who died in 2002.
Survivors include three nephews, Michael G. Shoup (Nancy) Brenham of Texas, Stefan P. Shoup (Jane) of Big Falls, Wis., and Craig N. Shoup (Cynthia) of Overland Parks, Kan.; and a sister-in-law, Corelli Nelson Shoup, of Stevens Point, Wis.
There was no visitation and memorial services will be private.