Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
January 31, 2012 11:58 am EST


MOUNT VERNON — Robert Lyle Ewart, 95, of Mount Vernon, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at his home. He lived a full life surrounded by family and friends.

Robert served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked for the Knox County Highway Department for 48 years. He also owned and operated a farm near Martinsburg until 1969, then moved to Mount Vernon to operate a delivery service for several years. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Robert is survived by his wife, Lela Ewart; brother, Ken Tarr of New Hampshire; daughters, Susan Gordon of Dallas, Texas, and Camellia Dickenson of Kansas City, Mo.; stepdaughter, Renee Sharp of Fredericktown; stepson, Brent Woolison of Gambier; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Roberta Ewart; and sisters, Wilda Harris and Isabelle Payne.

It was Robert’s desire to donate his body to The Ohio State University Anatomy Department to support medical education and research. He wished the memories of his life, not his death, to be remembered. There will be no formal services. The Dilley-Lasater Funeral Homes are assisting the family with Robert’s wishes.

The family would like to thank the Knox County Health Department for their support and care, and the Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home for their services.

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