JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
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Ernest Moss Mt. Vernon 

Ernest Ivan Moss, 81, of Mt. Vernon, and a resident for 17 years 
of Venice, Fl., died 8:30 a.m. Sept. 19, 1989, at the home of his granddaughter, 
Pam Dodson, Opdyke. 

Mr. Moss was vice president of Dowzer Electric for 20 years before 
retiring and moving to Venice, for health reasons. 

He was born Dec. 17, 1907, in Shiloh Township, a son of Angus Ivan 
and Ida May (Galbraith) Moss. April 13, 1928, he married Winnie Neone Anderson, 
who died April 2, 1982. 

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Mt, 
Vernon, with the Rev. Madison R. Bittner and the Rev. Merritt Strickland 
officiating. Mr. Moss will be cremated. Burial will be later in Mt. Vernon 
Memorial Gardens. 

Friends may call after 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. 

Mr. Moss is survived by two daughters, Mrs. John H. (Joan) Kent of 
Mt. Vernon, and Mrs. Owen Martin (Sue) Henn of Fort Worth, Texas; five 
grandchildren, Michael E. Kent of Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Monty L. (Pamela) Dodson of 
Mt. Vernon, Mrs. Kenneth E. (Lisa) Hayse of Mt. Vernon, Steven M. Henn of Fort 
Worth, and Mrs. James (Deborah) Mart of Fort Worth; 11 great-grandchildren; and 
several cousins. 

Mr. Moss attended Old Union and Lincoln grade schools and Mt. 
Vernon Township High School. He supervised the construction and completion of 
the First Baptist Church building in Briarwood, and was a member of the Lions 
and Optimist Clubs for several years, and a member of the First Baptist Church. 
He was also a descendent of early Jefferson County settlers. 

In addition to his wife, Mr. Moss was preceded in death by his 
parents; one daughter, Ella May; four half brothers; three half sisters; and 
great-grandson, Monty Dodson. 

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, and will be 
accepted at Hughey Funeral Home. 

Submitted by Mary Jane Ohms
June 5, 2001
 
 
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