Mary Moore, age 92, of rural Sedalia, passed away at home Tuesday, February 26, 2013, after being released to hospice care.
She was born October 14, 1920, in Peach Orchard, Arkansas. On October 9, 1948 she was united in marriage to Thomas Moore. Although she did not complete high school, she attended Arkansas State University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She taught elementary school in Bragg City, Bourbon, and Clarkton, Missouri before retiring in 1981. She moved back to northeast Arkansas after retiring and lived in Pocahontas, Arkansas for more than 20 years before settling in rural Sedalia to be near her son and daughter. She loved everyone and was loved by everyone who knew her. She enjoyed quilting and baking, and will be remembered for her blueberry pie and cheesecake.
Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Thomas Moore of Sedalia; her brother, John Moler, of Qulin, Missouri; daughter, Fran Shafer, (Lynn) of Sedalia; son, Jim Moore, (Corida) of Blue Springs; five grandchildren: Michelle Shafer Marine (Dan) of Wilton, Iowa, Amy Shafer Wilkerson (Mark) of Seattle, Washington, Jennifer Moore Barker of Odessa, Nikki Moore of Kansas City, Colt Moore of Odessa, and ten great-grandchildren.
Services are scheduled for March 6, at Ermert Funeral Home in Corning, Arkansas.
The family requests that any memorials be made to Wesley United Methodist Church in Sedalia.
Published in SedaliaDemocrat.com on Mar. 5, 2013