Connie Moore

Sunday, February 14, 2010

CORINTH, Miss. -- Connie L. Moore, 81, died in Corinth on Feb. 10, 2010, from ovarian cancer.

Born Nov. 19, 1928, in Orient, S.D., to Ed and Connie Johnson, Connie attended Commerce and Benton schools in Missouri and graduated from Benton High School in 1946.

On June 23, 1946, she married Dean Moore. For the majority of their lives together, Dean and Connie lived in Adrian, Mo., working together in the farming and trucking industries. Connie retired as a Teamster but never retired as a farm wife and friend.

Connie was a longtime member and Sunday school teacher at Adrian First Baptist Church. Connie will be especially remembered as a loving wife and devoted mother who enjoyed cooking, quilting, teaching and gardening. Connie was extremely active in many community benevolent activities and organizations too numerous to mention. Dean and Connie sold their Adrian farm and moved to Rienzi, Miss., in 2009 to be close to family.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Eric D. Moore; a daughter-in-law Geri Moore,; a daughter Terry Moore; three grandchildren, Dr. Erica L. Noyes, Dr. Timothy L. Noyes, Heather V. Moore; three great-grandchildren, Abby Noyes, Maty Noyes, Grant Dean Noyes, all of Corinth; two brothers, Paul Johnson of St. Louis and Jim Johnson of Commerce; and a daughter, Joy Jean Simmons of Commerce. Connie was preceded in death by her parents and brothers and sisters Glenda Wright, Ben Burford, Sam Burford, Janette Laster and Jerry Johnson.

Relatives and friends are welcome for family visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the Hight Funeral Home Chapel in Corinth.

Services will be held at the Baptist Church in Commerce at noon Monday, with Dr. Eric D. Moore officiating. A carry-in luncheon for family and friends will follow. Burial will be at Commerce at a later date.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers are welcome at Crosswind Ministry, 703 Tate Street, Corinth, MS 38834.

The Moore family would like to extend special thanks to the Magnolia medical staff for their help and support and to Sherry Simmons, niece, for her leadership and loving support in our time of need.