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Leona Pearl Moore

March 19, 2012

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Leona Moore

Leona Pearl Moore, 100, of Sedalia, died Sunday evening, March 18, 2012, at Bothwell Regional Health Center.

She was born April 3, 1911, in Sedalia, a daughter of Harry Lee and Grace Dee Cheek Meyer. On May 16, 1931, in Sedalia, she was married to Robert Moore, Jr., who died December 28, 1984.

Mrs. Moore was raised and educated in Sedalia, graduating from Smith-Cotton High School, class of 1929. She worked in the office at C.W. Flower Company before her marriage.

She was the eldest member of First United Methodist Church, a member of United Methodist Women, Church Women United, Sorosis and National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees. She was a former member of the Sedalia Knife and Fork Club and Pettis Chapter 279 Order of the Eastern Star. She loved playing Bridge and traveling.

Survivors include a sister, Grace Lucille Conrad, of Sedalia; and two cousins, Marvellee Paull, of Griffin, GA, and Jean Gillespie, of Seattle, WA.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Donald P. Conrad; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Albert and Vivian Moore.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Heckart Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jim Downing officiating.

Honorary bearers will be Jim Keck and Fred Biggs.

Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time Thursday at Heckart Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences may be offered at www.heckartfuneralhome.com.

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