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Jack Edgar Moore May 8, 1922 – June 12, 2011

    Jack Edgar Moore, son of Arthur Roy and Sarah Blanche (Richards) Moore, was born May 8, 1922 at 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 Side Hill 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 marriage that lasted 69 ?? years.
    Jack worked hard most of his life and enjoyed it. He worked as a milk man for many years; milking cows, bottling milk 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 life 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. Jack passed away June 12, 2011. 
    Survivors include his wife Vera Moore of Mount Ayr, Iowa; children Cheryl (Dave) Stuck of Warrensburg, Missouri, Beverly Moore of Mount Ayr, Iowa, Jeannette (Dan) Lutrick of Mount Ayr, Iowa, Susan Karas of Indianola, Iowa and Jay (Kim) Moore of Broomfield, Colorado; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Ewing 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.
    Casket 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 Munoz, April Bainum, Gentry Burton and Hannah Moore.
    Jack was laid to rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Mount Ayr, Iowa.

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