Barbara Lynn Moyer

Barbara Lynn Moyer, 71, Emporia, died Monday, September 7, 2020, at her home.

She was born December 13, 1948, in Emporia, Kansas, the daughter of James J. and Betty E. Rathke. She graduated from Goodland High School in 1966 and attended Emporia State University.

Mrs. Moyer co-owned and operated Moon Abstract Company in Emporia for 20 years with her brother Jim Rathke of Emporia. She enjoyed her family, Kansas State University, and wildlife around her home.

She married Edward Blaine Moyer on October 20, 1989, in Emporia, Kansas. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Justin Nelson and wife Christine of Merriam, Kansas; a daughter, Dede Thomas of Emporia, Kansas; sister, Kathy Putnam and husband Larry; brother, Jim Rathke and wife Deb; stepchildren, Jim Moyer of Olpe, Kansas and Deb Besack and husband Hank of Lebo, Kansas; as well as 4 granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Ron Rathke of Emporia, Kansas and stepson, Todd Moyer of Emporia, Kansas.

Due to the ongoing public health situation no services will be held at this time.

The family suggests memorial contributions to either of the following: Hand in Hand Hospice – https://hihhospice.org and Kansas State University Foundation – https://ksufoundation.org/online-giving/index.html

Messages & Condolences

From Jim Kjestine and Laschell Crook...

Please know you and your family are in our prayers. May God keep you in your time of sorrow.

From Sandra Headrick...

Ed & Family:
It was my pleasure and honor to clean your home. Barb was very easy to work for. We had a lot fun visiting about the K-State Wildcats, cooking, humming birds, hair dressers and life in general.
She has a special place in my heart. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.

From Evelyn Pierce...

Ed
I am sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. Will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

From Joy Heins...

Hugs to you and your family.

From Paula Wheeler...

Sending my condolences and prayers to Ed and family.

From Susan Iwert...

Our sympathy goes out to you Ed on the loss of your wife.
Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Duane & Susan Iwert

From Sandy Fleming...

Thinking of you all and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

From Glenda Estes...

My sympathies to Dede, Justin, and the rest of the family. We had a lot of good times together!

From Marianne Glavinich...

So sorry to hear of the death of your mother, Justin. Sending lots of love to you and Christie.

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