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John enjoyed fishing, vegetable and flower gardening John Milton Nix, the son of John and Lillie Nix, was born June 15, 1913, in Unity, Ill., and departed this life April 23, 2008 at the age of 94 years 10 months and 8 days.
John was a resident of the Ava area and Wasola community for the past 20 years, moving here from California. John was a bus driver before his retirement. He was of the Baptist faith. In 1987 John and Elsie Cumpston were united in marriage in Ava, Mo.
John enjoyed fishing, slot machines at the casino, vegetable and flower gardening and planting fruit trees.
John was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Helen Nix.
His survivors include his wife, Elsie Nix, of the home, Ava, Mo.; five stepchildren, Susan Carol Fare, Buffalo, Mo., Fern Crowe, Forsyth, Mo., Gary Guthery, Fair Grove, Mo., Christopher Guthrie, Marshfield, Mo., Spencer Guthrie, Ava, Mo.; and a host of other relatives and friends including very best friends, Paul and Ceelie Huntzsinger and Karen Edkins.
Graveside service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Jackson Cemetery with Chaplain Roger Flint officiating. Services were under the direction of Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, Mo. Memorials may be made to Jackson Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made www.clinkingbeardfuneralhome. com.