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Mount Ayr Record News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, June 23, 2011

OBITUARY ~ JACK MOORE

May 08, 1922 ~ June 12, 2011

Jack MOORE, 89, of Mount Ayr, passed away June 12 at the Ringgold County Hospital in Mount Ayr.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am Thursday, June 16 at Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home 205 West Monroe St Mount Ayr. Carey CROWSON will officiate the service. Burial is in Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr. Open viewing will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 12:00 to 8:00 pm with the family present Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. A memorial fund has been established in his name to be decided later.

Jack Edgar MOORE, son of Sarah Blanche RICHARDS and Ray Arthur MOORE, was born May 8, 1922 at the home north of Mount Ayr, Iowa on Highway 169. A few years later his family moved south about a mile. While living there Jack attended South Side school through the fourth grade. Jack was also baptized at the Wishard Chapel Church during that time.

The family then moved to Mount Ayr where Jack attended school and graduated from Mount Ayr High School in 1939. That summer he met Vera Florence AUSTIN who had moved to Mount Ayr following her graduation at the Lorimor high school They were married December 7, 1941 at Bethany, Missouri. Jack and Vera had a very special relationship and a marriage that lasted 69 1/2 years.

Jack worked hard most of his life and enjoyed it. He worked as a milk man for many years; milking cows, bottling milke and delivering house to house plus picking up canned milk from area farmers for Ringgold Dairy. Eventually he sold milk for Borden Dairy and delivered milk to most of the schools, stores, and towns in Ringgold county plus the Grant City and Sheridan, Missouri area.

Jack sold his business in 1970 but kept busy with his Angus cattle, his large garden and pumpkin patch, tilling gardens and doing yard work for others and mowing area cemeteries. He always had a smile, could visit with anyone and loved his family. Jack lived his entire lie in Ringgold county and was well known and liked by all who knew him. He and Vera helped many people and most were very grateful. He was a milk man for 35 years and farmed & raised cattle for 65 years.

Jack passed away on June 12, 2011.

Survivors include his wife Vera MOORE of Mount Ayr; children Cheryl (Dave) STUCK of Warrensburg, MO, Beverly MOORE of Mount Ayr, Jeannette (Dan) LUTRICK of Mount Ayr, Susan KARAS of Indianola, and Jay (Kim) MOORE of Broomfield, CO; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Richard MOORE; son Charles MOORE; daughter Barbara MOORE; grandson Caleb MOORE; and grandson-in-law Tadd BAINUM.

A memorial fund has been established in his name to be decided later.

Memorial services were held Thursday, June 16 at the Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr with Carey CROWSON officiating. Musicians were Carey CROWSON, Andy TRULLINGER, Mary DAVENPORT and Margaret BICKERS.

Caset bearers were Cecil MOORE, Jack MOORE, Jim STUCK, Steve STUCK, Jeff LUTRICK, Chuck KARAS, Blake KARAS, Austin MOORE and Alex MOORE.

Honorary pallbearers were Heidi LUTRICK, Korbi MONOZ, April BAINUM, Gentry BURTON and Hannah MOORE.

Jack was laid to rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr, Iowa.

SOURCE: http://www.watsonarmstrongfh.com/obituaries.aspx?turl=http://hosting-24708.tributes.com/show/Jack-Moore-91714307

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, June of 2011

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