Neal W. Moore, 90, died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2005. He was born Sept. 7, 1915, in Hanston, Kan., the son of Henry and Evalina Moore. He is survived by three daughters, Nancy, Daphne, and Cynthia a grandson, Christopher Allen and a brother, Rev. O. Eugene Moore and his wife, Rena. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor, and sister, Wanda Reukauf. Neal and Eleanor were married Dec. 27, 1939. He served in the U.S. Army, 29th Division, during World War II. Neal's educational studies included Washburn University, Topeka, Kan., and Oxford University, England. During his career a sa proud lifelong member of the Typographical Union, he worked as a printer, editor, and publisher of several newspapers, including the Union Labor Record in Springfield. His work within the community included the Springfield Park Board, Community Foundation, and Unitarian Church. Neal's love of history and concern for the well being of those who work to make our society function was always a motivating force in his life. Upon retirement, one of Neal's outstanding accomplishments was the initiation and co-founding of the Ozarks Labor Union noticess at MSU. He will always be remembered as a generous and compassionate person who had an active, probing mind. His tenderness will also be remembered as we continue to care for the beautiful garden he planted, grew, and nourished to the very end of his life. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6, in Greenlawn Funeral Home South. Burial will follow in Maple Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Neal Moore Ozarks Labor Leaders Endowment, at Missouri State University, are encouraged.
Published in News-Leader on Oct. 4, 2005.