Nona Ruth Moore, 101, of Bryan, Texas, and formerly of Quincy, died Friday, April 27, 2012, in her home in Texas.
She was born Sept. 17, 1910, in Clayton, the daughter of Ivan B. and Ella Edmonson Frankel. Nona graduated from Quincy High School in 1929 and married Lyman E. Moore on Nov. 22, 1930, in Monmouth. He preceded her in death on Dec. 11, 2000.
Mrs. Moore worked for 18 years as a bookkeeper at Davis-Cleaver. She was a 50-year member of Grace Whipple Chapter 312, a 70-year member of Quincy (Illinois) First Christian Church and an 11-year member of the Bryan (Texas) First Christian Church. While in Quincy, Nona did volunteer work at Sunset Home and at the First Christian Church. She had also delivered Meals on Wheels for several years. In 2001, Nona moved to Bryan, Texas, to be close to her daughter and family. Nona enjoyed her friends at the Waldenbrook Estates retirement community along with Bible study and the church women's group.
Survivors include a son, Roger E. Moore of Jacksonville; a daughter, Margie Crouch and her husband Arlen of Bryan, Texas; seven grandchildren, Jeff Moore of Springfield, Mike Moore of Jacksonville, Sharon Manker of St. Louis, Amy Williams of North Augusta, S.C.. and Debbie Guess and Steve and Doug Crouch, all of Bryan, Texas. Nona is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two sisters, Darlene Bernel and Vivian Abney; and her daughter-in-law, Joan Moore.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home in Quincy, with the Rev. Linda Hunsaker and Rev. Tracey Armstrong officiating. Burial will be at New Providence Cemetery in Ursa. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church in Quincy or Bryan, Texas.
Published in Jacksonville Journal-Courier on May 1, 2012