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MORTON - Eugene G. Moore, 88, of Morton passed away at 11:25 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.

Eugene was born Nov. 7, 1925, in Peoria to George and Julia (Tjaden) Moore. He first married Dorothy Long. He later married Ruth Harper. They both preceded him in death.

He was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

He is survived by six children, Thomas (Phyllis) Moore of Washington, Ill., Michael (Donna) Moore of East Peoria, Catherine (Gary) Shilling of Bartonville, Patrick Moore of Peoria Heights, Jill Minder of Charlotte, N.C., and John (Christine) Lotz of Metamora; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Eugene was a World War II Navy veteran, serving as signalman aboard the USS LaGrange. He was a business agent for the Painters Local 157, and later worked as a director of building trades in Peoria.

Eugene co-founded, along with a local prominent attorney, the Thomas Jefferson Educational Foundation, Inc.

Private family services will be held.

Memorials may be made to the Thomas Jefferson Educational Foundation, Inc.

Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Apr. 8, 2014
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