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Velda J. Moore

Velda Jean Moore, age 83, of Lamar, MO died Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, MO.     Velda was born August 30, 1930 at Newport, MO to Frank Voorhees and Myrtle Mae (Francis) Voorhees. She graduated high school and attended nurse aide training.  She went to work at the original Barton County Memorial Hospital the second night it was open.   On November 11, 1950 she married Floyd Dale Moore at Granby, MO and together they raised four children. They would have celebrated 64 years of marriage this year. Velda spent most of her life as a homemaker and enjoyed quilting, crocheting and sewing clothes for her children. She also enjoyed collecting angels.  Velda had been a member of the Boston United Methodist Church until it closed.      Velda leaves behind her husband Floyd Moore; one son, Floyd “Dale” Moore Jr. and wife Debra of Lamar, MO; three daughters, Susan & Michael Ball of Lamar, Sandra Harris of Lamar, and Jeannie & James Gastel of Jasper, MO; one brother, Jerry & Nell Voorhees, of Lamar, MO; 11 grandchildren Ben, Brian & Brad Ball, Mathew Harris, Heather DeFratus, Stephanie Page, Angie Gastel, Jessica Vaughan, Derek Moore, Cassie Welch, and Matthew Robinson; 27 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.      Funeral service will be 10:00 am Monday, February 17, 2014 at Daniel Funeral Home with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.      Contributions are suggested to Wyatt Guest House or Ellis Fischel Cancer Center in care of Daniel Funeral Home.
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