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Bob Ed Moss

Bob Ed Moss, 77, life-long resident of Mt. Vernon, died 
1:48 p.m. September 3, 1994, at Good Samaritan Regional 
Health Center. 

Mr. Moss was president of the Hometown Furniture Store 
in Mt. Vernon from 1945 to 1960 and later was a manufacturing 
representative for several major furniture companies until his 

He was born September 24, 1916, in Mt. Vernon, a son of Eddie B. 
and Anna Leota (Koons) Moss. He first married Nina Virginia 
Pittman on October 14, 1934, in Mt. Vernon, and she died 
September 1, 1978. He later married Laverne Craggs on 
April 12, 1980, at Harrisburg, and she died on October 14, 1989. 

Services were held 11 a.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home with the 
Rev. Robert F. Freytag officiating. Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery. 

Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday evening at the Hughey 
Funeral Home. 

Mr. Moss is survived by three daughters, Jean Ellen Koike and 
husband Hideo of Silver Spring, Md., Mary Jane Ohms and husband 
Edward of Washington, Il., and June Ann Adams and husband Larry 
of Desloge, Mo.; and three grandchildren, Michelle Stapleton, 
Angie Ohms, and Keith Adams. 

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. He was a 
lifetime member of the Mt. Vernon Elks Lodge 819 and a member 
of the Southern Illinois Senior Golf Association. 

Mr. Moss was preceded in death by his parents and both of his 

Mt. Vernon Register News
September 6, 1994 
Submitted by Mary Jane Ohms 
June 5, 2001

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