June 6, 1934 - Nov. 9, 2013
ELKHART - Violet June Moore, 79, of Elkhart, Indiana, passed away Saturday morning, November 9, 2013, at Eastlake Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Elkhart. June was born on June 6, 1934, in Elkhart, Indiana, to the late Henry and Fleety (Pratt) Smith. In addition to her parents, daughter, Kathleen Harris, granddaughter, Shonna Gilbert, and brothers, Lou, Ray, Bud and Ralph Smith, preceded her in death. June married Ned Moore, who passed away on May 15, 1991. Surviving are a son, Carl (Ellen) Gilbert of Goshen; grandchildren, Kalene Gilbert, Anthony (Heather) Gilbert, Matthew (Maggie) Hartzell, Jonathon Hartzell, Trey Gilbert and Hunter-Rae Gilbert; great-grandchildren, Erick Hartzell, Madeline Gilbert and Amelie Gilbert; sisters, Genevieve Weirich of Bristol] and Neva Howard of Edwardsburg; and a brother, Donald Smith of Edwardsburg, survive as well. June worked at Uniroyal in Mishawaka for 20 years, in the cafeteria and then the yarn room. She enjoyed many interests, including gardening, growing flowers and mushroom hunting; she was an avid animal lover, especially birds and her parrots, Gracie and Zipper. She enjoyed family time as well, playing cards and board games with her children and grandchildren. Services celebrating the life of June Moore will begin at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 20, 2013, with calling 1 hour prior at First Brethren Church, 4909 S. Ironwood Drive, South Bend, IN 46614. Pastor Larry Smith will officiate. In keeping with June's wishes, cremation has taken place with burial at a later date at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family kindly request memorials to Humane Society of Elkhart Co., or
. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Billings Funeral Home.