Claude Jay Moore

Friday, June 5, 2015

Claude Jay Moore, 77, Nevada, Mo., departed this life on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at St. Joseph's Medical Center, in Kansas City, Mo. Claude was born Nov. 22, 1937, in Nevada, to Walter and Mildred (Woodward) Moore. He was united in marriage to Virginia L. McCrery on Augu. 5, 1955, in Nevada, and she survives of the home.

Claude was the franchise owner of the Kerr McGee Station in Nevada which he operated for 25 years. He then began employment at 3M in 1977, where he continued to work until his retirement in 1998. One of Claude and Virginia's favorite pastimes was traveling together. Every summer they would spend one week traveling the United States by car and in 1987 they got to visit Hawaii. Claude enjoyed fishing and hunting and he especially loved mowing on his tractor.

In addition to his wife, Virginia, survivors include one son, Dusty Moore and his wife, Penne, Nevada; grandchildren, Jay Diederich and his wife, Vera, Renita Hale and her husband, Shane, Jessica Holder, Sam Moore and his wife, Kristina, and Emily Howerth and her husband, Blake; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Foster and her husband, Glen, Nevada; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Anita Diederich, in 2001; two brothers, Fred Moore and Walter Moore; and two sisters, Roberta Smading and Nellie Norris.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., today, at Moore Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Platt officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, at Ferry Funeral Home.

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