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Veteran in the Vietnam War, with a Purple Heart & Bronze Star Jerry Ferman Mainus, 63 years, passed away on July 8, 2009 with his family by his side at John Cochran Veteran’s Hospital, St. Louis.
Ferman was born Oct. 22, 1945 in Ava, Mo., to Chulcy and Mayme (Reser) Mainus.
Ferman was a musician. He and Mary Elizabeth Broyles were united in marriage on Sept. 26, 1987 in Wright County, Mo.
Ferman loved playing music and singing. He enjoyed the outdoors and also did woodworking. Ferman loved being with his family and friends. He was a veteran and served as a medic with the U.S. Army, First Cavalry Divison in the Vietnam War. He received a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star and other medals. He was a lifetime member of the Ava VFW Post #5993.
Ferman was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Daymond Mainus and a nephew, Travis Mainus.
Ferman is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Mainus, Norwood; seven children, James Mainus and Jerry Mainus both of Yarnell, Ariz., Cecil Crossland, Ava, Becky Crossland, Norwood, John Crossland, Hartville, Billi Crossland, Ava, and Megan Elizabeth Mainus, Norwood; many grandchildren; one sister, Reenie Zimmerman, Seymour; and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 14, at 10 a.m., in the Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, with burial in the Springcreek Cemetery with full military honors by Douglas County American Legion Post 112 and VFW Post 5993.
Visitation was Monday, July 13, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Officiating was Robby Colten. Memorials may be made to to the Ava VFW Post 5993. Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneralhome. com.