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Earnest Eugene VanDorn, 1891-1950

The Seymour Herald - 7 September 1950, Page 1
Earnest VanDorn Died Saturday
  Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon for Earnest (Chuck) Van Dorn, who died at St. Joseph hospital in Centerville on Saturday following a short illness. He had been making his home with Mr. and Mrs. Dugie Moore when he entered the hospital.
  The Rev. Franklin Krouse read the funeral service at the Liggett Funeral home at 2 o'clock and burial was in the Jerome cemetery, where the family lot is. Mr. DeVore [VanDorn] was born near Jerome and lived all his life in Wayne and Appanoose counties, working in the mines.
  He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Minnie McKern, his father, mother and a brother, Abraham.
  An obituary appears in this weeks paper [Page 8].
The Seymour Herald - 7 September 1950, Page 8
E. E. VanDorn
  Earnest Eugene VanDorn, son of Stephen Douglas VanDorn and Jennie Stewert, was born at Jerome, Iowa, Sept. 15, 1891, and departed this life Sept. 2, 1950, at the St. Joseph hospital in Centerville. He was 58 years, 11 months and 17 days old.
  earnest was united in marriage to Minnie McKern of Princeton, Mo., in 1914 and she preceded him in death in 1942. He was also preceded in death by his father, mother and brother, Abraham, of Rollo, Mo.
  He leaves to mourn his passing three sisters and a brother, Mrs. Nevada Crooks of Sewal, Mrs. Ethel Smith, Mrs. Rachel Bone and Bryan VanDorn, all of Seymour. He also leaves eight nieces and 12 nephews and a host of relatives and friends.
  His entire life was spent in and around Wayne and Appanoose counties.
  He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America for many years.
  For the past several years he had made his home with his cousin and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Dugie Moore, and family and he will be greatly missed in this home by all the family.
  Chuck, as he was known, was a devoted brother, conscientious worker, a good and loyal friend. He was greatly loved and will be missed by all his many friends.
  Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 5, at 2 o'clock at the Liggett Funeral Home with the Rev. Franklin Knouse officiating. Burial was in the Jerome cemetery.
  Pallbearers were Raymond VanDorn, Alva VanDorn, Cleo Crooks, Francis Crooks, Burdette Smith and Ervin Smith. Flower bearers were Mrs. Vera Martin, Mrs. Curtis Murphy, Geneva Pridgett and Mrs. Lowell Shelley.
  Sonny Gold sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "Tomorrow", accompanied by Mrs. H. I. Merritt.

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