Eva Mae Moore, 86, of Chanute, passed away Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010 at the Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka, Kan.
Eva was born in Chanute on Oct. 24, 1923, the daughter of Homer and Maude Frances (Chaney) Matlock.
She graduated from Chanute High School.
She was united in marriage to James Jackson Moore on Dec. 22, 1943 in Chanute. He preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 1992.
Eva worked 16 years as a Dietary Aide at Neosho Memorial Hospital.
Eva had been a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Chanute for over 50 years, holding several positions of service during that time.
Eva had a passion for writing and sending notes of encouragement to her family, friends and church family.
In addition to her own grandchildren, Eva was "Grandma" to many children, extending her love to them in a lot of ways. Most of all, Eva loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
An avid baseball fan, Eva kept current with professional players, their nicknames, batting averages, and trades...especially those of the Kansas City Royals.
She was well known for her delicious potato salad and never hesitated to make it upon request.
She is survived by a son, Mark Moore and his wife Suzie of Lenexa, Kan.; two daughters, Mary Ann Myers and her husband Charlie of Fort Scott, Kan.; and Janice Dunn and her husband Don of Lawrence, Kan.; grandchildren, Brent Myers and his wife Janice of Girard; Sarah Neuenswander and her husband Ben of Lawrence; Carrie Dawn Myers of Lawrence; Aaron James Myers of Fort Scott; David Dunn and Jared Dunn both of Lawrence; Nolan Ryan Moore; Erica Moore and Samantha Moore all of Lenexa; great-grandchildren, Weston Widner of Pittsburg; Shea Widner and Jacey Grace Myers of Girard; Kinsey Neuenswander, Andrew Neuenswander, and Jillian Dawn Myers all of Lawrence; as well as a sister, Anna Friederich of Chanute.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Jack; a son James Eugene Moore; a sister, Ida Barlow; and two brothers, Eugene Matlock and Bill Matlock.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010 at the Church of the Nazarene in Chanute. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Church, 14th and Plummer in Chanute.
Memorials in her name may be made to the Chanute Church of the Nazarene or the American Cancer Society and may be left with the funeral home.
Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
To leave a special message or condolences for the family online visit www.PenwellGabelChanute.com.