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A founding member of Mound Baptist Church James Albert “Jim” Ewing went to be with the Lord on Aug. 24, 2008 in St. John’s Regional Health Center surrounded by his wife of 68 years and his family.
He was born Oct. 30, 1919 in Christian County, Missouri, the son of Albert F. and Maggie C. (Horton) Ewing. On Nov. 25, 1940 he was united in marriage to Frances Grimmet.
Jim is survived by his wife, Frances; sons and their wives, Gary and Loretta, Larry and Sharon, and Scott and Jackie; and son, Greg; daughters and husbands, Ann and Jim Mathews, and Nadia and J.E. Hull; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three sisters-in-law, Alberta Ewing, Mildred Grimmet and Helen Ewing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, and five brothers.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Mound Baptist Church with burial following in Hall Cemetery under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Mound Baptist Church, Hall Cemetery, or a charity of choice.
A retired farmer and equipment operator, Jim was a founding member of Mound Baptist Church. His legacy as a Christian parent, grandparent, and member of the community can never be surpassed. His wish would be that all would know Christ as their personal Savior.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16.