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Shihong Jia-McDavitt

November 27, 1969 — November 15, 2022

Shihong Jia-McDavitt, 52, of Olathe, Kansas, departed this life Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at the Olathe Health Hospice House with her husband by her side.

Shihong was born November 27, 1969, in Kaifeng, China, a city in the Henan Province, the daughter of Wenzhong Jia and Yefen Zhu.  She grew up, went through high school and college, and worked in business in China. In 2012, on a tourist Visa, she travelled to the United States where she enjoyed herself so much, she decided to stay longer eventually making the U.S. her home. 

In late 2012, through a mutual friend, she met the love of her life, Jason Clay McDavitt. They were united in marriage on September 27, 2014.  They had a wonderful, loving marriage; both having the time of their lives and sharing millions of laughs.  They were only married eight years but shared a whole lifetime of love. 

In late 2014 she opened a Foot Massage business in Olathe of which she was a proud business owner.  Later she learned to drive a car, became a United States citizen, and a happy homeowner. She was a hard worker, virtuous women, and a loving wife who loved all her family greatly. On July 4, 2022, she obeyed the gospel and was baptized into Jesus Christ.

Her last wishes for you would be to become a Christian and to never neglect your health by having yourself screened for cancer regularly.

Shihong was preceded in death by her father, Wenzhong and her father-in-law, Eugene McDavitt.

She is survived by her mother, Yufen Zhu; sister, Shiqian (and Fujian) Zhang; and nephew, Huairen Zhang, all of Oakland Gardens, New York; her husband Jason of Olathe; mother-in-law, Linda McDavitt, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri;  brothers-in-law, Paul (and Diane) McDavitt and Chris (and Kelli) McDavitt of Pleasant Hill, and Joe McDavitt of Key West, Florida; nieces and nephews, Lane, Brinlee, Charleigh, and Paislee; other relatives and a host of many family and friends here and in China.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at the funeral home.  Reverend Mike Criswell officiatef.  Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Casket bearers were Tyler Evans, Chris McDavitt, Lane McDavitt, Paul McDavitt, Fujian Zhang, and Huairen Zhang.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Susan G. Komen Foundation and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements: Stanley-Edenburn Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550

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