John Moses

Friday, August 3, 2012

John Moses, 90, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Mounds, Ill., died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at the Missouri Veterans Home.

He was born April 23, 1922, in Mounds, son of George S. and Mary Hamaway Moses.

Moses was owner of John's Mart in Cairo, Ill., and Moses Farms in Mounds before retiring. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mound City, Ill., Mounds VFW, Cairo Knights of Columbus, and Pulaski-Alexander County Farm Bureau.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater with the U.S. Marine Corps.

Moses was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn, in 1981; a son, John Pat Moses; a granddaughter, Ranee Miller; two sisters, Nida and Cassie; and four brothers, Sam, Ben, Lufkin and Edward.

Survivors include three daughters, Sherry Miller of Mounds; Teresa Moses of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Ann (Jim) Rolwing of Charleston, Mo.; two sons, Dr. Lufkin (Vicki) Moses of Sweetwater, Texas, Dr. Adrian (Mari) Moses of Gilbert, Iowa; five granddaughters, Camille Miller of Memphis, Tenn., Courtney Fortune, Teri Moses and Melissa Moses, all of Abilene, Texas, Andrea Rowland of Memphis; three grandsons, Heath Rolwing of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Elliott Miller of San Diego, Adam Miller of Mounds; several great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and other relatives.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Church in Mound City, with the Rev. Chris Mujule as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Mounds, with military honors provided by area veterans organizations.