Ellen B. Moore, 89 of Glenwood, IA died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on March 15, 2015. She was born July 20, 1925 near Thurman, IA to Bain & Audra Ethel (Kephart) Study. She graduated from Bartlett High School and attended Tabor Business College. Ellen was united in marriage to John Dee Moore on Oct. 26, 1946 in Kansas City, MO. During WWII, as part of the Greatest Generation, she was proud to do her part in the war effort as a riveter at the Martin Bomber Plant. In addition to being a dedicated homemaker, she loved to work with the mentally challenged and the elderly, retiring from the Glenwood State-Hospital School in 1985. Ellen was an avid reader and loved spending time in her garden and flower beds. She passed her love of gardening to her family. John & Ellen enjoyed traveling with their children and grandchildren. She continued to travel extensively after her husband’s death.
Preceding Ellen in death were her parents, husband, son, John Dee (Butch) Moore, granddaughter Christina Michaels & great-grandchildren Valerie Moore, John Michaels and Matthew Hunter; sisters Wilma June Gragg, Norma “Susie” McCoy & Velma “Honey” Sheap. Survivors include her children Patricia C. Moore-Estes of Loveland, CO., Barbara E. (Gary) Roenfeld of Glenwood, IA; Nanci L. Moore-Mahoney of Glenwood, IA; Martin (Denise) Moore of Brenham, TX; Suanne (Karl) Hastie of Glenwood, IA; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; siblings Hazel McCollum, Elsie Hullis, Norman Study, Max Study, Jerry Study, several nieces, nephews, extended relatives, beloved dog Cocoa, and many friends.
There will be Private Services and no visitation per Ellen’s request.
Visitation:Monday, March 16, 2015
Service:Monday, March 16, 2015