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John Ellsworth DeVore

Male 1930 - 2003


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  • Name  John Ellsworth DeVore  [1, 2, 3
    Born  18 Jan 1930  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Gender  Male 
    Residence  Jul 1956  Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence  Feb 1997  Ocean Springs, Jackson County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died  17 Feb 2003  Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Obituary  19 Feb 2003  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The Hawk Eye 
    • John E. DeVore, 73, of Biloxi, Mississippi, formerly of Columbus Junction, died due to complications from an extended illness Monday, February 17, 2003, at the Biloxi V. A. Medical Center.

      Born January 18, 1930, in Wapello, he was the son of David Earl and Merle DeEtte Calahan DeVore. On August 1, 1952, he married Bernice Mildred Elliott.

      Mr. DeVore was a Korean War Air Force veteran. He served in the Air Force from November 1948 to July 1964. He and his family moved and lived in the Biloxi area until June 1969. He then returned to Columbus Junction for several years before moving back to Biloxi in 1983.

      Survivors include three sons, Richard DeVore, of Slocomb, Alabama, John DeVore Jr. of Fayetteville, North Carolina, and Earl DeVore of Moore, Oklahoma; six daughters, Donna DeVore Kidd and Debbra Simmons, both of San Antonio, Texas, Donna Buck of Ainsworth, Darla Morris of Rome (Iowa), Linda DeVore-Weeks of Muscatine, and Merle Bickett of Wapello; 16 grandchildren; on great grandchild, and four brothers: Jason DeVore and George DeVore, both of Wapello, adn Robert DeVore and Warren DeVore, both of Burlington.

      Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and one brother.

      Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home in Columbus Junction.

      The graveside committal service for Mr. DeVore will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Columbus City Cemetery.

      A memorial has been established.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • John E. Devore; born: 18 January 1930; died: 17 February 2003 (V); last residence: 39503 (Gulfport, Harrison, Mississippi); last benefit: (none specified); Social Security #: 484-32-0903; state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  22 Feb 2003  Columbus City Cemetery, Columbus City, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID  I48559  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  [1, 7
    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  [8
    Family ID  F2726  Group Sheet

    Family  Bernice Mildred Elliott,   b. 23 Jun 1929, Gillette, Campbell County, Wyoming Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1983, Washington County Hospital, Washington, Washington County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Aug 1952  Rapid City, Pennington County, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9
    Issue 
    • There were nine children from this marriage.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F18685  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [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

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

    3. [S588] Veromi Report (Reliability: 3).

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

    5. [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).

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

    8. [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).

    9. [S6308] DeVore, Bernice Mildred (Elliott) - Obituary, (originally published in an unknown southeast Iowa newspaper, February 1983; republished at Find A Grave) (Reliability: 3).