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Neighbors Growing Together | Dec 11, 2016

Mary Ellen Moore

Nov 14, 2016

Mary Ellen Moore, 79, of rural Bonaparte, died on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at the Van Buren County Hospital, in Keosauqua.

The family received friends from 2 to 5 p.m., on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, at the Schmitz Funeral Home, in Donnellson. Funeral services were be held at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, at the Sharon Presbyterian Church, in rural Farmington, with Rev. Doctor Mary Anne Welch officiating. Burial will be at the Sharon Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established in her memory for Hospice of Central Iowa or Lee County Hospice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com. Schmitz Funeral Home, in Donnellson, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Moore was born on July 28, 1937, in Aurora, Ill., the daughter of James Hunter and Edith (McMichael) Goudie. She was a 1955 graduate of West Aurora High School. She graduated from Iowa State College in 1959, with a degree in Home Economics. On June 18, 1960, she married Larry Moore at the AuSable Grove Presbyterian Church, near Oswego, Ill.

She taught for one year at Lost Nation High School.

She was a member of the Sharon Presbyterian Church, in rural Farmington.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and her church, traveling, needlework, quilting, and mowing the yard.

Moore is survived by her husband, Larry, of Bonaparte; four children, Mary Jo (Keith) Heitzman, of Tampa, Fla.; Jim (Lisa) Moore, of Bonaparte; Sharon (Mike) Burek, of Winsted, Conn.; and Doug (Angie) Moore, of Donnellson; one AFS daughter, Maggie Thorsteinsdottir, of Iceland; seven grandchildren; one great grandson; one step-brother; and one step-sister.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-mother; and her step-brother.

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