Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Almon H. Maus, 88, of Springfield, passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012.

He was born on March 10, 1923. He was educated in Springfield Public Schools, graduating from Central High School in 1940. He attended South-west Missouri State and the University of Missouri (LL.B. 1948). He served overseas in the Army Air Force during World War II. He married Doris Elaine Day in 1942. They lived in Monett for 28 years where he was the city attorney for 20 years.

He engaged in general law practice in Monett until being appointed to the Court of Appeals effective Jan. 2, 1979 until 1993. He served as probate judge and magistrate of Barry County from 1949 to 1950. He was a member of the Supreme Court Committee on Rules of Juvenile Procedure and Lawyers Specialization. He was also the author of three volumes of the Missouri Probate Law and Practice.

Survivors include: his wife, Elaine; a son, Dr. Stephen and his wife, Nancy; a daughter, Dr. Sherill Easterling and her husband, Jerry Springer; one granddaughter; four step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grand-children.

Memorial services were held Friday at Greenlawn Funeral Home East, Springfield. A private family inurnment will be in Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Springfield.