Valerie A. Moore
Lee's Summit, MO
Valerie A. Moore, 46, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, after a six year battle with ovarian cancer.
There will be a memorial service at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2012, at the Lee's Summit Community Church, 1440 SW Jefferson St., Lee's Summit, MO.
Valerie was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa on July 5, 1965, and grew up in Des Moines and West Des Moines. She graduated from Valley High School where she was active in track and cheerleading. She went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Iowa. Val was a member of Alpha Phi Sorority where she established many life-long friendships.
Following graduation she moved to Kansas City, MO and taught in the Kansas City and more recently, Raytown School Districts. She formed many good friendships with the staff, students, and parents at Robinson Elementary. Her commitment to education led her to earn a Masters Degree from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
On October 18, 2003, Valerie married Travis Moore. Their life together centered around family, friends, and their church. They were great supporters of their children's sports and school activities. Valerie was also active in prayer circles and devoted a great deal of energy to her teaching.
Valerie is survived by her husband, Travis Moore; her sons, Luke and Grant Weaver; her step-daughter Madison Moore; her mother, Karen Goodman, her father and step-mother Ron and Nancy Goodman; her brother and sister-in-law Grant and Nikki Goodman, her step-sister, Adriyel Mondloch; her mother-in-law, Joanne Weaver; her grandmother Ruby Stookey; three aunts: Denise Oder, Linda Simodynes, and Sally Braun; two uncles: Kevin (Paula) Woodard, and Grant (Elizabeth) Goodman; and seven cousins Kelly Milani, Melissa Torrey, Stephanie Woodard, Kimberly Arkfeld, Carly Barnard, Kent Simodynes, and Raelynn Morrow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ovarian Cancer Research Fund or Lee's Summit Community Church.
Published in Des Moines Register from Mar. 29 to Mar. 31, 2012