Francis Dean Moore, 79, passed away at his home on June 29, 2019. Dean was born March 19, 1940, in Albia, IA, to Oscar and Ruby (Hasley) Moore, the fourth of five sons.
He married Patsy Ann Greer on May 5, 1963, and she survives of the home. Dean and Pat attended the Church of God (Holiness) and both were saved and baptized in 2011.
After Dean’s mother passed away in childbirth when Dean was a year old, his father married Edna Curry. The family moved to Sheldon and Edna was a true mother to Dean and his younger brother, Ronnie. As the boys got older, they helped their father on the farm.
Dean graduated high school at Nevada in 1958. After graduation he moved to Kansas City where he was employed a short time at Hallmark Cards. He then was employed by Sears as a store manager in Kansas City, KS.
Not wanting to raise their two young daughters in the city, the family moved to El Dorado Springs where Dean delivered the Kansas City Star and Springfield News Leader for seven years. Dean then became an employee of the Kansas City Star and retired from the Star as a district manager after 25 year of service. During this time Dean served on the City Council from 1986 to 1995. He also served two terms as Mayor of El Dorado Springs in 1989 and 1992.
After retirement Dean and Pat spent many happy hours crappie fishing. They traveled quite a lot and were fortunate to spent an entire summer in Alaska.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-mother, and brothers – Robert, Gary and Ronald.
Dean is survived by his wife, Pat, of 56 years; his daughter, Lisa Gann (Doug); granddaughters, Kelsey and Katelynn; his daughter, Rebecca (Jim) Kiger and step-grandsons, Nicholas and Blake. He is survived by his brother, Harold, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Services were held Wednesday, July 3, in the Church of God (Holiness),
El Dorado Springs, with Rev. Joe Trussell and Rev. Silas McGehee officiating. Brenda Hill sang “Peace In The Valley,” Ginelle Esry sang “I Am Not Alone,” Larr Oehring sang “Amazing Grace” and Faith and Joe Trussel sang “When The Saints Go Marching In.”
Cassketbearers were Kent Bell, Wayne Worthington, Dennis Greenwood, Steve Banks, Phil Gordon and Charles Worthington.
Honorary casketbearers were Gene Westhoven, Jim Moore, Robbie Moore, Dale Moore and Dennis Moore.
Memorial contributions to be made to the American Cancer Society or El Dorado Springs SChristian School in care of Sheldon Funeral Home, P.O. Box 408, El Dorado Springs, MO 64744.
Interment was in Newton Burial Park, Nevada, under direction of Sheldon Funeral Home, El Dorado Springs. www.sheldongoodrich.com.