Obituary for Willa Moore, 82

September 23,1933 To June 28,2016,

10-11 AM, Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at the First Christian Church in Fayette. One hour before the service.

Funeral Services
11 AM, Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at the First Christian Church in Fayette


Alzheimer's Research, in care of the funeral home

Well known Fayette educator Willa Dean Moore died Tuesday evening, June 28, at the Lodge. She was 82 years of age. The daughter of Aubrey and Goldie Worrel Harcourt, Mrs. Moore was born in Fayette on September 23, 1933. She attended Central Methodist University (then Central College), graduating with the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1955. At Central, she met Charles Moore and the two were wed on August 14, 1955. As the wife of a minister, Mrs. Moore lived and taught in a number of places early in her marriage. They lived first in Boston then in Beverly, MS where she taught for 3 years, then in Chesterfield, NH, and Sioux City, IA before the family came to Fayette where she taught First Grade until her retirement 22 years later. The couple also enjoyed international travel and service where she taught in the Dre School in Africa and at Aizu University in Japan. Mrs. Moore was a devoted wife and mother whose joy came from time spent with her family and working in her home. Among her other interests, she enjoyed sewing and sailing with her family. She was a member of the Fayette Retired Teachers, the Missouri State Teachers Assn., the A.A U. W. and the Mark Twain Lake Sailing Assn. Mrs. Moore is survived by her husband of their home and by three children; Jean (Larry) Monnig of Glasgow, Ivan (Stephanie) Moore of Fayette, and Alan (Sharon) Moore of Richmond, IN. Also surviving are six grandchildren; Corinne (Russ) Carpenter, Nicole Meloni, Annaliese Moore, Ariana Moore, Sydney Moore, and Jesse Moore. One great-grand daughter, Emilia Carpenter, also survives as does one sister, Wanda (Don) Moyer. She was preceded in death by her parents. A memorial service for Willa Moore will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, July 5 at the Fayette First Christian Church with Rev. Paula Ritchie officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 am until the hour of service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Alzheimer’s Research care of Friemonth-Freese Funeral Service; 174 Hwy 5 & 240 N; Fayette, Mo 65248.