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Howard Vernon Moore

Howard Vernon Moore, 97, of Vandalia died Friday, June 28, 2019, at Tri-County Care Center in Vandalia.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m., Monday at Waters Funeral Home of Vandalia. Pastor Jamie Franke officiated. Burial was in Vandalia Cemetery.

Visitation was from 10 a.m., until the time of the service Monday at Waters Funeral Home.

Vernon was born April 28, 1922, in Gazette, the son of Charley and Carrie Chandle Moore. He graduated from Middletown High School.

On Oct. 19, 1941, Vernon was united in marriage to Ruth Robinson. She preceded him on death July 10, 2001.

Vernon and Ruth were the parents of four children, Roy, Deb, Rex and Larry. Vernon and Ruth lived in Gazette, before moving north of Vandalia, where he worked for Will Adam. After purchasing a farm, Vernon began farming on his own, adding more acres through the years.

In addition to row crops, Vernon was a pork producer and raised a beef cattle herd. In 1976, he suffered a stroke which slowed him down, but he continued to farm to the best of his ability. In his free time Vernon enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching the Mizzou Tigers and was an avid Cardinals Fan. Vernon’s biggest love was his family and he cherished the time spent with them.

Survivors include his daughter, Deb Hilsabeck; a son, Rex Moore and wife, Debby; grandchildren, Robbie Moore and wife, Lisa, Alan Moore and wife, Paula, Jeff Moore and wife, Sally, Corey Moore, Andrew Moore and wife, Stacey, and Andrea Thurman; great-grandchildren, Kayla, Patrick, Kali, Zane, Stacia and husband, Chris, Paula, Rebecca, Emma, Grayson, Maren, Macy, Max, Macallan, Wyatt, Tyler, Gavin, and Caden; three great-great-grandchildren, Taren, Talan and Caiden.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Moore was preceded in death by a sister, Loretta Roberts, brother, Joel Moore, wife, Ruth, sons, Larry and Roy, daughter-in-law, Karen Moore, grandsons, Bryan and Stacey Hilsabeck, and great-granddaughter, Chelsea Hilsabeck.

Pallbearers were Corey Moore, Andrew Moore, Patrick Moore, Robbie Moore, Alan Moore and Jeff Moore.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vandalia First Christian Church or the American Cancer Society, c/o Waters Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be made to the family on Vernon’s memorial page at www.watersfuneral.com.

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