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Max Carl Ammons

Monday, November 5, 2007

Max Ammons
Max Carl Ammons, 82, Springfield, Mo., died at 3:14 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, at the Strafford Care Center, Strafford, Mo. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Oct. 30, at Gorman-Sharpf Funeral Home, Springfield, Mo. 417-886-9994, with Pastor Jess Gibson officiating. Visitation was held at Gorman-Sharpf Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 29. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Aurelia at a later date.

The family requests memorials in Max Ammons' name be made to Cornerstone Church, 1701 South Fort, Springfield, Missouri, 65807.

Max was born Feb. 15, 1925 in Aurelia, the son of Carl and Viola Ammons. He was united in marriage to Hazel Jeanne "Peg" Wilson on June 25, 1947, in Tacoma, Washington. Max was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving in World War II and the Korean Conflict.

He spent many years in automobile sales and farming. Max retired with over 20 years of service in the security department with Wilson Foods, Cherokee, Iowa. After many years, a true Iowegian, he moved to Missouri in 1987 to be closer to family and a warmer climate.

Max enjoyed long conversations with friends, gardening, fishing and good food. He was a past member of the Aurelia Methodist Church, Aurelia and Schweitzer Methodist Church, Springfield, Mo. He was a current member of Cornerstone Church, in Springfield, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his parents Carl and Viola Ammons of Aurelia.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years: a daughter and her husband, Sheila and Ron Steffes, Springfield, Mo.; a son and his wife, Mark and Debby Ammons, Sioux City; a son and his wife, Tracy and Constance Ammons, Summerville, S.C.; a sister and brother in law Joyce and Jerry Rohrbaugh, Springfield, Mo.; a granddaughter and her husband, Jennifer and Joe Passanise, Springfield, Mo.; a granddaughter and her husband, Aimee and Jim Labrie, Kansas City, Mo.; a granddaughter Molly Steffes, Sierra Vista, Ariz.; a granddaughter and her husband Trisha and Sean Monahan, Glenwood; a granddaughter and her husband Kristin and Patrick Murphy, Springfield, Mo.; a grandson Logan Ammons and granddaughter Esther Ammons, Summerville, S.C.; three great grand children Brendan, Ellie, and Isabella; many nieces, nephews, and special friends.