Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Willard Laverne Moore, 1926-1991
Willard Laverne Moore, the son of Dugie and Alice (Fox) Moore, was born September 7, 1926, in Appanoose County, Iowa, and passed away August 21, 1991, at his home due to a massive heart attack at the age of 64 years, 11 months and 14 days.
Willard attended school in Jerome, Iowa. He was a proud veteran of World War II, serving overseas in 1945-46. He was employed for more than 30 years by Wayne County in the secondary roads department. He retired in 1987. Willard was a member of the First Baptist Church and the American Legion in Corydon. He was a quiet man who enjoyed his children, granddaughter, music and working.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Kenneth.
Willard was united in marriage to Arlette Greenlee on Nov. 8, 1964, and to this union a son and two daughters were born, Edward and Juanita and Danita. Edward married Linda Davis in April of 1991; Juanita married Kevin Nickell in August 1987 and have a daughter, Emily; and Danita has a significant other, Jim Heath. Willard is also survived by one brother, Wayne Moore and wife, Elizabeth of Seymour; sisters: Marianna and husband William Dodson of Tucson, Arizona, and Helen Rae and husband Charlie Slawson of Allerton, Iowa; sister-in-law, Dorothy Moore of East Moline, Illinois, and many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Arlette Moore is a sister of Collette Rickert of Corydon; William Greenlee of Davenport, Iowa, Roy and Ray Greenlee of Corydon.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 24, 1991, at 2:00 p.m. from the First Baptist Church, Corydon, Iowa, with Pastor Dean Meyer officiating. The hymns “How Great Thou Art” and “In the Garden” were sung by Milton Albertson and Sonny Gold, accompanied by Mary Halls, pianist, and Shirley Bott, organist. Pallbears were Rick Moore, Robin Moore, Robert Greenlee, Dennis Rickert, Stanley Moore and John Weeks. Honorary pallbearers were Gary Moore, Jeff Stewart, Mickey Martin, Ronnie Van Dyne, Gary Bennett and Lawrence Polsdofer. Interment was in the Corydon Cemetery. There was a memorial fund to the family.
Randolph Funeral Home was in charge of the services.
Card of Thanks
The family of Willard Moore would like to thank everyone who stopped to visit, offered an encouraging shoulder, and gave all of us strength. Although we will desperately miss him, he will live forever in our hearts and minds. May we all have his patience and positive mental attitude. Thank you all once again.
Edward and Linda
Juanita, Kevin and Emily
Danita and Jim
Gravestone for Willard and Arlette Moore
in the Corydon Cemetery