Berton M. Moore, 82

Berton M. Moore, 82, of Wabash, passed away at 5:35 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, at VA Northern Indiana Health Care System in Marion.

He was born to the late William V. and Agnes (Campbell) Moore on March 9, 1933, in Wabash.

He married Phyllis Akers on June 30, 1956, she survives. Berton served his country in the United States Army from May 1953 to May 1955, during the Korean War. He retired from Ford Meter Box in Wabash, Indiana, he also did auto body work. He was a member of New Life Baptist Church of Wabash. Berton loved fishing, mushroom hunting, and riding motorcycles.

Along with his wife, Phyllis; he is also survived by three sons, William Moore (Karen) of Roann, Brian Moore of Urbana, and Chris Moore of Wabash; a daughter, Mrs. Lorna (Mark) Worrick of Wabash; a sister, Dorthea Booth of Wabash; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and his dog, Buddy.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Luanne Hammonds, three brothers, and a sister.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Steve Parks officiating.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 2 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015,at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are directed to National Alzheimer’s Association, 50 East 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240, New Life Baptist Church, 4381 W. 300 N., Wabash, Indiana 46992, or American Huey 369, 1697 Hoosier Blvd., Peru, Indiana 46970.

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Posted on 2015 Aug 24