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James Wayne DeMoss 1953-1979

DEMOSS, GUINN, VANDEVANTER

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 11/10/2012 at 18:52:35

Dolliver’s DeMoss Fatally Injured in Wednesday [January 24, 1979] Crash
Estherville – A Dolliver man, James DeMoss, became Emmet County’s first traffic fatality of 1979 when he lost control of the van he was driving on East Central Avenue in Estherville.

DeMoss was traveling east on Central Avenue at approximately 6 p.m. when he lost control of his 1977 van near 18th Street, jumped over snow piled along the edge of the highway and struck a street light pole approximately 15 feet above the ground, according to the Estherville Police Department, which investigated the accident with assistance from the Emmet County Sheriff’s Department.

The van came to rest on its top, apparently spinning around several times.

DeMoss was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, having suffered a fractured neck, authorities said.

The Estherville Fire Department van suffered severe damage to the front, left front, right front and top.

Services for Mr. DeMoss are pending at the Henry and Olson Funeral Home, Esthervile. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, January 25, 1979)

John Wayne DeMoss
1953-1979
Dolliver – Services for James Wayne DeMoss, 25, Dolliver, will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Henry and Olson Funeral Home, Estherville, with the Rev. George Brighton of the Graettinger Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in East Side Cemetery.

Mr. DeMoss was fatally injured Wednesday evening in a motor vehicle accident in Estherville.

Friends may call at the Henry and Olson Funeral home until time of services Saturday.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold DeMoss, Sr., he was born June 22, 1953, at Estherville. He received his education in Emmetsburg schools and was married to Francine May Guinn on July 24, 1971, at Estherville. He lived in the Estherville and Emmetsburg area his entire life and was employed at Art’s-Way Manufacturing Company at Armstrong the past five years. He was also a member of the Midwest Pony Pullers Association.

Mr. DeMoss is survived by his wife, Francine, Dolliver; one daughter, Janice Stephanie DeMoss, and two sons, Gordon Lee DeMoss and Donald DeMoss, all at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold DeMoss, Emmetsburg; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Florine Vandevanter, Estherville; and three brothers, Harold DeMoss, Jr., Estherville; Rodney DeMoss, Rodman, and Jack DeMoss, Emmetsburg.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents and maternal grandfather and one aunt. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, January 26, 1979)


 

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