James Allen Moore, 63, of Glenwood, died Jan. 12, 2014, at his home in Glenwood. A Celebration of Life was held Thurs. Jan. 16, 2014, at Peterson Mortuary in Glenwood. Private interment was in the East Liberty Cemetery, Malvern. Rev. Darrell Hopp officiated. A memorial fund has been established.
James was born May 25, 1950, in Atlantic, to Harold Eugene and Floma Irene (Hardisty) Moore. He married Leanne Marie Kiger. Their marriage was blessed with five children, David, Robert, Michael, Connie, and Susie. James was employed at the packing plant until his retirement. He was an avid Hawkeye fan and enjoyed watching various sports on T.V. In his younger years he was a talented athlete being the first state- wrestling qualifier in 1969 for Glenwood High School. His enthusiasm for athletics continued as he coached many different sports. Jim and several of his friends were instrumental in starting the Optimist Wrestling Program. He was a devoted family man and especially loved spending time with his grandchildren. His keen sense of humor and wit will be remembered in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.
Preceding Jim in death were his parents, wife, father-in-law, Byron Kiger and five siblings. Survivors include children, David Moore of Omaha, Neb.; Robert (Julie) Parham of Prosper, Texas; Michael (Marnie) Moore of Dauphin, Canada; Connie (Jesse) Olson of Bellevue, Neb.: Susie Moore and Brandon Taylor of Glenwood; six grandchildren, Kenny, Marshall and Annalee Moore; Cabe and Chase Parham; Gabriella Olson; sister, Connie Marrs of San Antonio, Texas; brother, Paul Moore of Phoenix; mother-in-law, Carol Kiger of Glenwood: sisters-in-law, Susan (Todd) Wright of Glenwood; Connie (Rainer) Roedel of Portland, Ore.; many nieces, nephews, extended relatives and friends.