SUSAN McINTOSH AMMONS
M. Ammons, 80, of Gorin died Thursday, February 26, 2009 at Northeast Regional
Medical Center in Kirksville.
was born the daughter of Howard and Mae Cook in Worcester, Massachusetts on May
mother died shortly after her birth, and she was adopted by John Wesley and
Ruth (Walden) McIntosh. She was raised
by her adoptive parents John and Ruth, until Ruth passed away at the age of
then married Cornelia Mosely. Cornelia
owned an antiques store, which Susan enjoyed.
They family lived in Deland, Florida.
attended the University of Tampa. There
she met Hal Ammons, whom she would marry on June 12, 1948. He preceded her in death on February 28,
would often say that Susan only agreed to marry him after he promised he’d buy
her a horse and give her all the fried chicken she could eat. Her son Charles said that the catch was
that she would have to raise all the chickens herself because the Ammons moved
to a farm in Gorin after they graduated from college, in 1950.
had been a radio operator when he served in World War II. After they were married, Susan joined her
husband as a ham radio operator. Her
operator certificate number was NOVUF.
enjoyed many hobbies, especially traveling.
She and Hal, along with their children Carol and Charles, would travel
to Texas every winter following the harvest.
She enjoyed gardening and working with flowers. She had a fondness for cats. Susan was a member of the Porter Extension
Club in Gorin for many years, a group of women that worked to help improve the
lives of other ladies in Scotland County.
Susan was a supporter of the Gorin Go Getters in the 1970s when her
children were active in 4H.
was a member of the Gorin United Methodist Church.
was preceded in death by her husband and her sisters.
is survived by her children, Carol Lee Ammons of Kirksville and Charles W.
Ammons of Gorin; a brother, Raymond Cook of Sacramento, CA; many cousins and a
host of friends.
services were at 2 p.m., Monday, March 2, 2009 at the Gerth Funeral Chapel in
Memphis with the Rev. Ernest Deatrick officiating. David Tague performed Whispering
Hope on the cornet. Bruce Tague,
Paul Tague, Eddie Tague, David Tague, Bob Hunolt and John Shockey served as
pallbearers. Burial was in the Gorin
are suggested to the family and may be left at or mailed to the Gerth Funeral
Service, 115 S. Main St., Memphis, MO 63555.
condolences may be sent to the Ammons family via email at [email protected].
are under the direction of the Gerth Funeral Service from their Memphis chapel.