Elsie M. Moore 1924 - 2010 Eudora
Funeral services for Elsie M. Moore, 85, Eudora, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, with the Rev. Michael Tomson-DeGreeff officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Moore died Friday, Dec. 17, 2010, at her home.
She was born Dec. 26, 1924, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Firman “Moon” and Frances Fortin Mullin. She attended schools in Lawrence and graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1942.
Mrs. Moore worked as a secretary at Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant in De Soto and later at Farmland Industries in Lawrence. She was a Cub Scout den mother, a Girl Scout leader, a member of 4-H, past president of the Alford-Clarke Post 852 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, Eagles Aerie No. 309 Ladies Auxiliary, a past president of the Pilot Club of Lawrence, and a member of Eudora United Methodist Church. She also enjoyed bowling for more than 45 years.
She married Richard E. Folks Sr. on Nov. 10, 1943. They divorced in 1968. She married Ira Moore on Jan. 19, 1971. He preceded her in death in 2008.
She was also preceded in death by two sons, Richard Folks Jr. and Kenneth Folks; a step-daughter, Betty Jean Moore; a brother, Firman Mullin Jr.; two sisters, Violet Bahnmaier and Dorothea Robertson Adamson; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.
Survivors include two daughters, Janet Gabriel and husband Mark, Eudora, and Mary Jane Church and husband Orville, Lawrence; a son, Larry Folks, Mesquite, Nev.; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The family suggests memorials to Eudora United Methodist Church, or the American Cancer Society, sent in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.