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Carroll Eugene Moore
Birth: Mar. 28, 1923
Rose Hill
Mahaska County
Iowa, USA
Death: Nov. 4, 2010
Marion County
Iowa, USA

HEDRICK Carroll Eugene "Gene" Moore, 87, of New Sharon, formerly of Hedrick, died Nov. 4, 2010.

He was born March 28, 1923, to Hollis Carey and Madge (Van Winkle) Moore on the family farm near Rose Hill in Mahaska County. Gene was the third of five children. He attended the old Rose Hill School and graduated from Fremont High School in 1942.

He worked with his father and brothers on the family farm near the Ottumwa airport prior to joining the U.S. Marine Corps in May of 1945. He remained stateside and was discharged in August of 1946. He returned to Mahaska County and the family farm. He soon met the love of his life, Shirley Asthore Shipler of Ottumwa. Their first date, in the spring of 1950, was attending the Eldon Fair together. They were soon married April 7, 1951. Gene's and Shirley's family grew with the first son, Stephen Craig, born Oct. 14, 1952, and then David Linn, born July 27, 1955.

Gene loved farming but decided to move to a bigger home in Hedrick in 1961. He and Shirley remained in Hedrick until October of 2009 and then moved to New Sharon. His favorite hobby was meeting the farmers every morning for coffee and discussing everything from crops to politics. He was self-employed in farm-related businesses and never retired. In addition to working many long hours, Gene volunteered at the community center in Hedrick for 15-plus years preparing and delivering meals to shut-ins. Gene was admitted to the Hospice of Pella, Comfort House, on Oct. 21, 2010.

Gene is survived by his wife of 59 years, Shirley; his two sons, Stephen (Peggy) of Scottsdale, Ariz., and David of Everett, Wash.; his sister Kathleen (Ernest) Nelson of Fairfield; and his brothers, Robert (Mary Ellen) of Williamsburg and George (Helen) of Ottumwa. Gene and Shirley have three beautiful granddaughters, Aranya (Al) Geis of Higley, Ariz., Rattana (Gil) Manolo of San Clemente, Calif., and Achara Haire of San Francisco, Calif.; and four great-grandchildren, Cory Haire, Shauna Geis, Brandon and James Manolo.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Hollis Jr.

Gene will be remembered for his unabashed devotion to his wife and his children. He was the model husband and father. Next to his family, farming, serving others and a long day of honest work was closest to his heart. However, it was his kind and gentle sense of humor and his humility that made Gene so loveable and unique. He will be mourned by all who knew him.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Lacey United Methodist Church in Lacey; Pastor Jason Gutzmer officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers a contribution to Lacey United Methodist Church, Lacey, Iowa, or Hospice of Pella, Comfort House, 505 Union St., Pella, Iowa 50219. 
Family links: 
  Hollis Carey Moore (1898 - 1960)
  Madge VanWinkle Moore (1898 - 1985)
  Hollis Carey Moore (1921 - 1925)*
  Carroll Eugene Moore (1923 - 2010)
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Stephen Moore
Record added: Mar 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67197764

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