Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa
Thursday, August l4, l924
EDGAR ORLO MOORE, son of JOHN W. and LYDIA L. MOORE, was born in Decatur County, Iowa, August 22, l880, and died at the parental home at Osceola, Iowa, while visiting with his parents and other loved ones. MR. MOORE attended the public schools of Decatur County and later graduated from the Capital City Commercial College at Des Moines.
On the l4th day of November, l908, he was united in marriage with MISS EVA J. NEILL, of St. Louis, Mo., at St. Louis. Their home was made in St. Louis for about seven years following their marriage. After this they bought land, and also homesteaded in Prowers County, Wyoming. Here, all that they possessed was lost in a cyclone, and they practically began anew at Lamar, Colorado, where MR. MOORE engaged in the study of law, and in June, l923, was admitted to the bar.
MR. and MRS. MOORE were blessed with seven splendid children, in the order of their ages, their names are: PAUL, RUTH, VIRGINIA, GENEVIEVE, EDITH and the twins, JOHN and JEANNE.
Besides the wife, father, mother and children above mentioned, MR. MOORE leaves also six sisters and one brother; MRS. F.P. SHY, Rupert, Idaoh; F.S. MOORE, Leon, Iowa; MRS. A.W. BOWMAN, Osceola, Iowa; MRS. LLOYD WALLACE, Weldon, Iowa; MRS. C. WOLFE, Murray, Iowa; and MISSES VERA and EDITHE, of Osceola.
Having been a life-long believer in Christ, MR. MOORE, in l904, united with the First Christian Church at St. Louis, Mo., during the Pastorate of Dr. John L. Brandt. In this congregation, our friend served his Master in many capacities for twelve years he was an Elder and Trustee of the Church. Out from a Young Men's Bible Class, which he taught for eight years, three young men have entered the Ministry. True will his life continue its reflection for good, rays of light in a dark world, from those whom he inspired to enter the field of Life's greatest activity. At Lamar, he served as Sunday School Superintendent for six years. He frequently preached the Gospel and supplied the pulpits of the ministers who in their work depended upon him and enjoyed the fellowship of Christian work and love.
Truly, in his instance, there was a readiness to "put out to sea." A priceless heritage to the loved ones, will be his cheerful words of farewell.
MR. MOORE was truly respected, admired and loved by all who knew him. His passing leaves the world poorer, and Heaven dearer to the loved ones.
Brief funeral services were conducted from the home of the father and mother on Tuesday afternoon at l:45, by Rev. LeRoy Munyon, of the Osceola Christian Church.
The services proper were held at the Van Wert Christian Church, Rev. B.F. Gallaway, officiating, after which interment was made in the Van Wert Cemetery.
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