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Leonard J. Moore

Leonard J. Moore, age 59 of Albia, IA, died Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Keokuk, IA at the home of his cousin, Craig Davis, following a battle with cancer.

Leonard was born May 21, 1957 in St. Joseph’s Hospital in Keokuk, IA, the son of Milton and Roberta “Peggy” Davis Moore. He was raised near St. Patrick, MO.

Leonard was married three times, first to Melissa White, later to Barbara Key, and then Dee Barnes.

He is survived by two sons, Chris (Erin) Brown of Center Point, IA and Sheldon (Tiria) Tasco of Quincy, IL; one daughter, Leann Birkey of Joplin, MO; several grandchildren; his sister, Rose M. Moore of Cainsville, MO; a niece, Autumn Moore of St. Joseph, MO; step-children and their families: Paula DeBrackeleire of Montrose, IA, Billie Lay of Kahoka, MO, Laura Rhodes of Wayland, IA, Sheri Key of Palmyra, MO, Tracie Wolf of Florida, Russell Wolf of Winchester, MO, Dustin Barnes of Des Moines, IA, and Angel Rodriquez of Arizona; as well as numerous cousins and their families.

Leonard was an over the road trucker for many years and a “shade tree” mechanic. He was a huge country western fan and was always dressed like a cowboy. He loved to travel, visit, and never knew a stranger. He loved his large extended family and being with them.

At his request, Leonard was cremated. Memorial services will be held at a later date with inurnment in the St. Patrick Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the family with checks made to Rose Moore, c/o Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka.

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