Margaret A. Moore, the daughter of Roy Lawrence and Irene (Garner) Edwards, was born November 7, 1925, in a farm house outside of Watson, Missouri. She attended Lone Cedar country school and Rock Port High School graduating in 1943.
On January 2, 1945, Margaret was united in marriage to Oscar L. Moore in Atchison, Kansas. They made their home in Corning, Missouri, and became the parents of three sons, Dick, Jerry, and Wayne. They later moved to Burlington Junction, Missouri, and then to Rock Port, Missouri, where she made her home to the present time. Oscar passed away in December of 2012.
Margaret was a farmer’s wife and a hard worker. They owned and operated Moore Fertilizer in Burlington Junction until 1994. Margaret planted multiple large gardens for flowers, fruits, and vegetables, canning everything for her family. She raised hundreds of chickens every year to clean and dress for sale in town along with the eggs. Margaret enjoyed needlework. She was a 4-H leader and an excellent cook and was known for her Christmas cookies and donuts. She was a storyteller and loved sharing them with her many grandchildren who were her pride and joy. Margaret passed away Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Pleasant View Nursing Home, Rock Port, at the age of 94.
Besides her parents and husband Oscar, Margaret was preceded in death by son, Jerry Moore; daughter-in-law, Maureen Moore; and brothers, Leroy and Marion K. Edwards. Survivors include sons, Dick (Kate) Moore, Logan, New Mexico, and Wayne Moore, Rock Port; daughter-in-law, Amy Moore, Rock Port; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at Minter Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 5, 2020, at Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port, conducted by Pastor Terry Robison. Interment will be at Grange Hall Cemetery, Rock Port. Memorials may be directed to First Christian Church, Rock Port.
Online condolences may be left at www.minterfuneralchapels.com. Services are under the direction of Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port.