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     Velda Jean Moore, age 83, of Lamar, MO died Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Freeman Hospital West, Joplin, MO.

    Velda was born August 30, 1930 at Newport, MO to Frank Voorhees and Myrtle Mae (Francis) Voorhees. She graduated high school and attended nurse aide training.  She went to work at the original Barton County Memorial Hospital the second night it was open.   On November 11, 1950 she married Floyd Dale Moore at Granby, MO and together they raised four children. They would have celebrated 64 years of marriage this year. Velda spent most of her life as a homemaker and enjoyed quilting, crocheting and sewing clothes for her children. She also enjoyed collecting angels.  Velda had been a member of the Boston United Methodist Church until it closed.

     Velda leaves behind her husband Floyd Moore; one son, Floyd “Dale” Moore Jr. and wife Debra of Lamar, MO; three daughters, Susan & Michael Ball of Lamar, Sandra Harris of Lamar, and Jeannie & James Gastel of Jasper, MO; one brother, Jerry & Nell Voorhees, of Lamar, MO; 11 grandchildren Ben, Brian & Brad Ball, Mathew Harris, Heather DeFratus, Stephanie Page, Angie Gastel, Jessica Vaughan, Derek Moore, Cassie Welch, and Matthew Robinson; 27 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.

     Funeral service will be 10:00 am Monday, February 17, 2014 at Daniel Funeral Home with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

     Contributions are suggested to Wyatt Guest House or Ellis Fischel Cancer Center in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#8 Springfield, Mo 65804Shirley moots 2014-02-17 11:46
My condolences to Floyd and family. I know Velda will be missed by Floyd and family. She was a sweet person.
#7 Lamar, MOJackie Speights 2014-02-17 07:04
Susan & Family,
My heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this trying time.
#6 Lamar, MOKeefer & Helen Cole 2014-02-16 16:44
May there be comfort in knowing there are many friends that care and share in your loss and sorrow. Caring thoughts are with you and your family in this difficult time.

Keefer & Helen Cole
#5 LamarLesley Voorhees Haubein 2014-02-16 11:23
My prayers are with you all at this time. Aunt Velda was a great lady and will be missed by many. She was my dad's baby sister and I know he loved her very much. I'm sure he was waiting for at the gates of Heaven with his arms wide open.

God Bless.
Lesley Voorhees Haubein
#4 Springfield, MO 65807Merle Sprenkle 2014-02-15 12:05
Sorry, but I will be unable to come to the funeral. Charles and I were neighbors and friends with the Moore's for over 50 years. Charles and Floyd visited almost every day, weather and
health permitting. Velda will be greatly missed by Floyd, other family and friends. Love, Merle
#3 Jasper MOHarold E. Sprenkle Family 2014-02-14 19:03
Thinking of your family at this time with much love and remembering many, many years of the fondest memories.
#2 Lamar,MOJanelle Searles 2014-02-14 16:14
I won't be able to make it to the funeral, but if I didn't see you all I just wanted to send my love and prayers to the whole family. Her smile, quick wit, sass and love she had for everyone and anyone will be greatly missed.

#1 Nettie Agnew 2014-02-14 14:51
Thinking of you all; I know how very difficult this time can be. I remember how often my Mom spoke of Velda and what a good friend she was to my parents.

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