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Robert L. Moore

Robert L. Moore

  Robert Leo (Bob) Moore age 85, of Kirksville, Missouri, died Tuesday, January 31, 2008, at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.

   The son of Thomas and Margaret (Nooning) Moore, he was born May 20, 1922, in Adair, Missouri.

On May 31, 1956, in Alexus, Illinois he was united in marriage to Florence Waldmen who preceded him in death on September 7, 1977.

   He was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Francis Moore & Norbert Moore, one sister Mary Rose McGonigle and two sisters-in-law Kathryn Moore and Marge Moore, two nieces Pamela McGonigle and Shiela Daniels and one nephew Tom Moore.

   Surviving are two sisters, Carmelita Slocum and Bernadine Barker both of Kirksville, Missouri, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

   Bob graduated from Kirksville High School with the class of 1941.  After high school he worked for the Journal Printing Company as a typesetter.  He moved to Rock Island, Illinois where he was employed for the Argus Newspaper for many years.

   He has lived in Kirksville for the past several years.

   Bob was a member of the Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose.

   Bob enjoyed fishing with many nieces and nephews over the years and telling big fish tales.  He also enjoyed dancing to the dig band sounds.

   A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 2, 2008, at the Mary Immaculate Catholic Church in Kirksville, Missouri.   Father Pat Shortt officiated the services.

   Mark and Joetta Krueger provided music.

   Burial was Monday, February 4, 2008, in Rock Island Memorial Park, Rock Island, Illinois.

   Expressions of sympathy in memory of Robert L. (Bob) Moore may be made to the Catholic Newman Center at Truman State University.  Memorials may be left at or mailed to Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, 2100 East Shepherd Avenue, Kirksville, Missouri 63501.