Lauretta Moore, 93

Lauretta Lee Moore, 93, rural Macy (Gilead), died at 3:12 p.m. Nov. 24, 2017, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

She was born on Feb. 11, 1924, in South Bend, to Lynn L. and Rhea M. (Rager) Landis.  She graduated from Gilead High School in April of 1943.

Lauretta married Earl Lester Moore on May 9, 1945 in Fulton, Indiana.  She spent all but 23 years of her life living on a farm previously owned by her great grandparents Vernon “Vernie” and Flora (Todd) Rager.  Lauretta worked at American Fork & Hoe (later known as the Shovel Factory) now the location of Sonoco Products in Akron.  She also worked for Playtime Products in Warsaw,  and was a homemaker and helped work with her husband, Earl, on the farm.

Surviving Lauretta are threesons: Gary Lee (Sherri) Moore of Peru; Jerry Eugene (companion Mary Pruitt) of Gilead; Terry Lester (Julie) Moore of Macy; a granddaughter: Amana (Phil) Spann of Wabash; six grandsons: Adam Moore of Virginia; Brandon (Erica) Moore of Roann; Kevin (Sarah) Moore of Denver; Joshua (Heather) Moore of South Bend; Christopher (Grace) Moore of Peru; Jordon Moore of Macy; and four great-grandchildren:  Thomas, Conner, Ainsely, and Aubrey; a brother: Leroy (Rose Anna) Landis of North Manchester; a brother-in-law: John Hoover of Warsaw; a sister-in-law: Helen Landis of Warsaw; several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Lauretta in death are her parents; her husband, Earl Lester Moore, on June 5, 2005; her sister, Loreen A. Hoover in 2012; her brother, Lloyd R. Landis in 2016.

Visitation and viewing will be Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, from 4-8 p.m. at the Earl-Love Funeral Home in Akron.

Funeral service will be Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Chaplain Jason See officiating.  Burial will be in the Akron IOOF Cemetery in Akron.

Memorial contributions can be made to the family of Lauretta Moore.

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Posted on 2017 Nov 29