Erma Frances Amos

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Erma Frances Amos, 99, of the Good Samaritan Home, formerly of Lakeshore Hills near Quincy and Canton, Mo., died on Tuesday (June 10, 2014) in the home.

She was born on Oct. 8, 1914, in Breckenridge, Mo., the daughter of Harry and Lillie Crist Thompson. She married Benjamin E. Amos on Feb. 2, 1935, in Granite City. He died Feb. 18, 1991, soon after celebrating 56 years of marriage.

Mrs. Amos and her husband resided in Granite City, St. Louis, Cape Girardeau, Mo., and for many years in Canton, Mo., where they raised their sons.

Mrs. Amos attended school in Missouri, moving to Quincy with her parents when she was 8 years old. She graduated from Quincy High School and later attended John Wood Community College. She was church secretary at Immanuel Methodist Church in Canton, and was a secretary at the H.L.S. Clinic in Quincy.

Erma was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Quincy Chapter. She was also a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Columbia, Mo., chapter. She was a past member of Blessing Hospital Volunteers, and a former member of Adams County Senior Council. She was also a former member of John Wood Life Learning Committee and R.S.V.P. She was presently a member of Madison Park Christian Church.

Erma is survived by two sons, Don Amos and his wife, Bette, of Yucca Valley, Calif., and Chris Amos and his wife, Jan, of Columbia; three grandchildren, Nancy Amos, Scott Amos and his wife, Rania, and Ron Amos and his wife, Heather; two great-grandchildren, Gabrielle Amos and Benjamin Amos; stepgrandchildren, including Lisa Fulce and Ryder Jarvis; additional special family members include Violet Looney, Cathy Barnhart and her husband, Stan, and Brandon Barnhart. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other family survive.

In addition to her husband, Erma was preceded in death by a brother, Fenton Thompson.

SERVICES: 2 p.m. Saturday, June 14, in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Interment in Forest Grove Cemetery in Canton, Mo.

VISITATION: 1-2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home.


ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.

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Duker & Haugh Funeral Home
823 Broadway Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 222-1011
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from June 13 to June 15, 2014
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