Dr. Robert E. "Bob" Moses, 83, of Worthington, passed away at 4:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005 at Glenburn Home in Linton.
Born on July 8, 1922 in Switz City, he was the son of Dr. George E. and Nelle M. (Switz) Moses.
His early years were spent in Bloomington and Indianapolis, where he started school. He came to Worthington with his parents in 1931, where he graduated from Worthington High School at the age of 16, and was valedictorian of his class. He played basketball and football, and played a trumpet in the school band and in a small jazz band in high school. He graduated from Indiana University Medical School Cum Laude, played a trumpet in the IU Marching Hundred, was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha (Scholastic Medical Honorary Society). He served his internship and residency in Orthopedic Surgery at what is now Wishard Memorial Hospital in Indianapolis. In 1944, Dr. Moses was commissioned 2nd Lt. in the Army Air Force Medical Corp during World War II. After he had set up practice in Worthington, he was recalled to service during the Korean War. He served in the Strategic Air Command Headquarters in Omaha, Neb., as Captain. He served Worthington as its physician for over 54 years, and practiced with his father in Worthington from 1948-74. He was a member of the Worthington Christian Church, where he was a long-time Elder, American Medical Association, State Medical Association, Greene County Medical Society, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha (Honorary Fraternities), American Legion and Chamber of Commerce, both of Worthington, IU Marching Hundred Band, Well House Society of Indiana University, Greene Lodge No. 577 F&AM, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, and the Murat Temple Shrine Club in Indianapolis. He was recognized as a Kentucky Colonel and honored two times as a Sagamore of the Wabash. He served as Chief of Staff of Greene County General Hospital, Fellow with the American Academy of Family Physicians, Diplomat of the Board of Family Practice, and was a member of the Board of Directors of Peoples Trust Company Bank of Linton. He was an avid hunter and had hunted extensively the world over, enjoying the friendships he made and the wonderful things he saw.
Survivors include: a daughter Lynda Ellen Moses, of Worthington; a son Robert Dana Moses and his wife Christy of Avon; and three grandchildren, Evan Broshears and his wife Lindsey of Linton, Brian Broshears of Bloomfield, and Tiffany Moses of Atlanta, Ga.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty (Dyar) Moses, who passed away Jan. 3, 2003, after 59 years of marriage, and his parents.
Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home Worthington Chapel with Tim Wingfield, Director of Admissions, Johnson Bible College, Knoxville, Tenn., officiating. Burial will follow at Worthington Cemetery.
Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. on Friday, and after 9 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. A Masonic Lodge service will be at 6 p.m. Friday.
Memorial donations may be made to the Worthington Christian Church through the funeral home.