Elsie M. Moore

Funeral services for Elsie M. Moore, 85, Eudora, will be at 2 p.m.Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, with the Rev. Michael Tomson-DeGreeff officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Moore died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at her home, surrounded by her family.

She was born Dec. 26, 1924, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Firman “Moon” and Frances Fortin Mullin. She attended schools in Lawrence, and graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1942.

Mrs. Moore worked as a secretary at Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant in DeSoto, and later at Farmland Industries in Lawrence. She was a cub scout den mother, a Girl Scout leader, a member of 4-H, past president of the Alford-Clarke Post 852 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, Eagles Aerie #309 Ladies Auxiliary, a past president of the Pilot Club of Lawrence, and a member of Eudora United Methodist Church. She also enjoyed bowling for more than 45 years.

She married Richard E. Folks Sr. on Nov. 10, 1943. They divorced in 1968. She married Ira Moore on Jan. 19, 1971. He preceded her in death in 2008. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Richard Folks Jr. and Kenneth Folks, a step-daughter, Betty Jean Moore, a brother, Firman Mullin Jr., two sisters, Violet Bahnmaier and Dorothea Robertson Adamson, one grandchild, and one great grandchild.

Survivors include two daughters, Janet Gabriel and husband Mark, Eudora, and Mary Jane Church and husband Orville, Lawrence; a son, Larry, Mesquite, Nev.; 15 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Eudora United Methodist Church, or the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Chris & Theresa Abel and family...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

From Pam Carter...

Mary Jane I am so sorry about your mom, I know it has been a long painful road for you and your family. I am thinking of you and Love You MJ. Pam

From Jacqui Folks...

When you marry and man, you marry his family. I was blessed enough to marry Michael and call Elsie family for 11 years. She was a wonderful, loving, sweet woman and we will all miss her dearly. Our love for her will live on.

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