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David George "George" Devore

Male 1924 - 2008


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  • Name  David George "George" Devore  [1, 2
    Nickname  George 
    Born  21 Aug 1924  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  Jul 1956  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence  Feb 1997  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence  19 Jan 2001  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence  Feb 2003  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died  25 Aug 2008  Veterans Administration Medical Center, Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Obituary  27 Aug 2008  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    The Hawk Eye 
    • David George Devore, 84, of Wapello died Monday, August 25, 2008, at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iowa City.

      Born August 21, 1924, in Wapello, she was the son of David Earl and Merle DeEtta Callahan Devore. On February 28, 1947, he married Ethel M. Smith in Columbus Junction.

      Mr. Devore was an electrical lineman for REC for 35 years. He had worked in bridge construction in Wapello. He attended country school at Fairview. He served in the Navy during World War II. He was a member of Wapello Volunteer Fire Department for several years, and a 60-year member of IBEW Union Local 145. He also was a member of I.O.O.F. Lodge and VFW Glenn Allen Post 5166 of Wapello. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, mushrooming and cutting wood in the timber.

      Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Patti Reimers of Muscatine; three sons, Don Devore and Dan Devore, both of Wapello, and Scott Devore of Letts; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three brothers, James Devore of Wapello and Warren Devore and Robert Devore, both of Burlington.

      He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, three sisters and two brothers.

      No visitation is planned. The body has been cremated.

      The memorial service for Mr. Devore will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello with the Reverend Scott Smith officiating.

      A memorial has been established.
    Memorial Service  28 Aug 2008  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home 
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • David G. Devore; born: 21 August 1924; died: 25 August 2008 (V); last residence: 52653 (Wapello, Louisa, Iowa); last benefit: (none specified); Social Security #: 482-28-8774; state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  Wapello Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Person ID  I12629  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  David Earl "Earl" Devore,   b. 13 Oct 1885, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1962, Newport, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Merle DeEtta Callahan,   b. 1 Apr 1894, Kirkwood, Warren County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1956, south of Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Jun 1916  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 11
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Name: David Earl Devore; Event: Marriage; Event Date: 28 June 1916; Event Place: Louisa, Iowa; Age: 30; Father: David Smith Devore; Mother: Laura Belle Barrick; Spouse: Merle De Etta Callahan; Spouse's Age: 23; Spouse's Father: Thomas James Callahan; Spouse's Mother: Jessie May Smith; Film Number: 1870162; Digital Folder Number: 004322391; Image Number: 00717
    Residence  Jul 1955  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Family ID  F2726  Group Sheet

    Family  Ethel M. Smith 
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F16072  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S2110] Devore, Vernon Lee - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, January 19, 2001; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S954] Devore, Merle DeEtta (Callahan) - Obituary, (originally published in the Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 12, July 26, 1956; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S5364] Devore, David "George" - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, August 27, 2008; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 58-21, supervisor's district: 15; sheet number: 2A, page number: 121; enumeration date: April 3 and 4, 1930

    5. [S71] U.S. Public Records Index (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S4252] Fisher, Ina "Edrie" (Devore) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 9A, February 11, 1997; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S6307] DeVore, John Ellsworth - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 15, February 21, 2003; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S426] Find A Grave (web site) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S9982] Devore, David "George" - Obituary, (originally published August 2008 at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services web site; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S953] Callahan, Frederick Martin "Fred" - Obituary, (originally published in the Morning Sun News-Herald, front page, July 7, 1955; Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).