Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home
800 Kansas Avenue
Atchison, KS 66002

Richard E. "Dick" Moore

1934 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Richard E. "Dick" Moore Obituary
Richard E. "Dick" Moore, 79, of Blue Springs, Mo., died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at the St. Mary's Manor in Blue Springs, after fighting cancer for several years.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at the First United Methodist Church, Blue Springs, with Rev. Choong-Ho Kwon officiating. The body will be cremated following the services, and interment will follow at a later date in the Worship Courtyard Cremation Niche at First United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight, Sept. 5, at the church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the First United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home, Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, 800 Kansas Ave., Atchison, Kan., 913-367-6543. Condolences to the family may be left online at

Dick was born on August 19, 1934, in Allendale, Mo., the son of Kenneth M. and Edna Lucile (Campbell) Moore. He graduated from Ridgeway High School in 1952. Dick served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. He received an Associate Degree in Fire Suppression and had worked as a fireman and in the Safety/Fire Protection Department for Bayer Corporation for over 20 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Blue Springs, Mo., where he served as an usher and led Bible Classes. He was active in the Lake Tapawingo Community on various boards and committees. Dick had a great sense of humor, he enjoyed traveling, boating, being with family, and telling jokes and collecting belt buckles.

He was married to the love of his life, Vivian "Jean" Gottman, on March 20, 1955, at the United Methodist Church in Palmyra, Mo. Jean survives of the home. Additional survivors include three sisters,; Marilyn J. Callighan, Chillicothe, Mo., Elizabeth (Ed) Carter, Cumberland, Iowa, and Carol M. Coulson, Eagleville, Mo.; a brother, Robert "Bob" (Dee) Moore, Broken Arrow, Okla.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews and cousins. His parents; brother-in-laws, J.D. Callighan and Roger Coulson; and two great-nephews, Brandon Bennett and Scott Callighan preceded him in death.
Published in The Examiner on Sept. 5, 2013
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