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Allan Ray Ninness

October 10, 1943 March 16, 2019
Allan Ray Ninness
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Obituary for Allan Ray Ninness

Allan Ray Ninness was born the son of Allen Woodrow Ninness
and Frances Catherine Seitz Ninness on October 10, 1943, in
Evansville, Indiana and departed this life on March 16, 2019 at
Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, at the age of 75
He was married to Susan Imogene Shero on October 10, 1965.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Imogene Ninness of the
home, in Gatewood, Missouri; two sons, Allan Craig Ninness and
wife, Karen of Eldorado, Illinois; Brian William Ninness and wife,
Christina of North Richland Hills Texas; two grandsons, Jacob
Allan Ninness and Adam Craig Ninness, both of Eldorado Illinois;
one step-grandson, Ben Alberding of North Richland Hills Texas.
He also survived by 3 sisters and 2 brothers, many nieces and
nephews and countless friends.
He was preceded death by his parents, Allen and Frances
After earning his bachelor’s degree in General Agriculture,
he, along with his wife, owned and operated Ninness Greenhouse
and Nursery in Eldorado, Illinois for over 30 years. While running
the greenhouse, Allan also was employed as a teacher at the
Golconda, Illinois Job Corp Center.
He loved to raise plants and animals, and over the years, he
raised many exotic animals. After moving to Gatewood Missouri
in 1990, he began raising cattle.
In his spare time, Allan liked sailing, camping, hiking and
traveling. He also liked to sing and sang in the Barbershop
Harmony Society, singing in quartets as well as chorus.
Allan was a member of the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
in Thayer Missouri; there he was very active in the church, singing
in the choir and teaching Sunday school.
Allan will be remembered as a loving husband, father and
grandfather and will be missed by all who knew him.
Funeral services for Allan will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado with Rev. Chris Wise officiating. Burial will be in White County Memorial Gardens in Carmi. Visitation will be on Saturday at the funeral home from 11:00 AM until service time of 1:00 PM.
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