Anne Marshall Moore 1981 - 2009 Kansas City, Kan.
Paid family tribute
Anne Marshall Moore passed away on July 5, 2009, at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas. Anne was born on November 20, 1981, in Kansas City, Missouri, to William P. Moore III, Olathe, Kansas, and Jaquelin Olson Moore, Shawnee, Kansas. She spent her childhood at Lake Quivira, Kansas, and graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School in 2000. Anne graduated from the University of Kansas in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in art history.
Early in her life Anne developed a passion for both art history and the study of foreign languages. In the summer of 2000, after graduating from high school, she toured Italy visiting museums and viewing historical architecture. While she was a student at the University of Kansas Anne returned to Europe for three semesters to expand her studies of art history and foreign languages. Following her graduation from the University in 2006 she lived in Strasbourg, France, for one year and taught English to high school students. Upon her return from Europe in the summer of 2007, Anne enrolled at the University of Kansas to seek a Master of Arts in education degree. Shortly thereafter she was diagnosed with brain cancer, which she courageously fought while simultaneously pursuing her studies until two weeks ago.
Anne touched and inspired many lives during her short lifetime, readily forming friendships everywhere she went. She possessed an adventurous spirit as evidenced by her many travels throughout Europe while studying and teaching there. Anne found great joy in helping others, particularly young people, which led to her working with young girls in local schools and to participating in the Douglas County Big Sister Program as a mentor for a teenage girl until only three weeks ago. She will be remembered for her loyalty, her unconditional love, and her infectious laugh which all who loved her knew so well. Anne displayed a profound faith in God during her final months, remaining optimistic, never complaining, and never fearful of the ultimate outcome. The loss of Anne, for her family and friends, is immense but they take comfort in the knowledge that she has entered everlasting life with Christ.
In addition to her parents, Anne is survived by her brother, William P. Moore, IV, Los Angeles, California, her maternal grandparents Colonel (Ret.) John E. Olson, San Antonio, Texas, and Harriet Marshall Olson, Lenexa, Kansas, seven aunts and uncles and eleven cousins. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, William P. and Charlessa Sherman Moore, Higginsville, Missouri.
A visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, at The Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. A memorial Mass will be prayed 10 a.m. Thursday, July 9, at St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center, 1631 Crescent Road in Lawrence, Kansas. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Douglas County, 1525 W. 6th St., Suite A; Lawrence, KS 66044.
A memorial Mass for Anne Marshall Moore, 27, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center, 1631 Crescent Road in Lawrence.
Ms. Moore died Sunday, July 5, 2009, at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Douglas County, 1525 W. Sixth St., Suite A; Lawrence, KS 66044.
This information was provided to the Journal-World as a paid tribute.