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Katharine "Betty" Moore

April 4, 1916 — February 15, 2013

Katharine E. "Betty" Moore, 96, of Clay Center, KS, and formerly of Linn, KS, died Friday, February 15, 2013 at the Presbyterian Manor in Clay Center. A funeral service was at 11 a.m. at the Clay Center United Methodist Church, Clay Center, KS. Rev. Larry Meyers and Rev. Randy Jellison-Knock officiated. Margaret Garrett played the organ while the congregation sang “Hymn of Promise”, “It is Well with My Soul” and “I’ll Fly Away.” The pallbearers were Brad Diehl, Roger Taylor, Gary Ramey, Dennis Minge, Les Spence and David Savage. The honorary pallbearers were Steve Ramey, Randy Ramey, Marvin Van Winkle and Truman Cooley. Burial was in the Linn City Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Betty was born April 4, 1916, at Emporia to Clyde H. and Edna Smith Brown. She graduated from high school in Emporia in 1932. She attended Kansas State University and graduated in 1940 with a bachelor of science in home economics. She was active in 4-H in Lyon County and was awarded trips to the American Youth Foundation Camp in Michigan, National 4-H Camp in Washington, D.C., and received the national leadership award at the 4-H Congress in Chicago in 1935. While in college, she was a member of Clovia 4-H House. Following graduation from college she was a home supervisor for the Farm Security Administration in Washington and Republic counties. Later she taught home economics in Barnes and Linn high schools. She worked as a School Food Service Specialist with the Kansas Department of Education in northeast Kansas until her retirement in 1983. She married John Richard “Dick” Moore Nov. 4, 1941 at Emporia. He preceded her in death in 2004. From 1946 to 1964 she lived on a farm in the Throop Community in rural Washington County, moving to Linn in 1964. She moved to Presbyterian Manor in Clay Center in fall 2003. She served on the Washington County Extension Council, helped organize the Triple L Extension unit, was a 4-H community and project leader and was in charge of 4-H home economics exhibits at the Washington County Fair. She served on the Linn Housing Authority board and was a long-time member of the Linn Booster Club. She was a member of Psi chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma. She served on the Clovia 4-H House alumni board and was awarded the Who’s Who of Clovia Award in 2011. She was a member of the Washington United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women and was a certified lay speaker of the United Methodist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Janet and husband Norman Elliott, Morrowville, and Rev. Carol Moore Ramey, Junction City; two granddaughters, Lisa and husband Brad Diehl of Valley Center and Sarah and husband Roger Taylor of Wichita; three step-grandsons, Steve and wife Paula Ramey, Denver, Colo., Gary and wife Linda Ramey, Robinson, and Randy and wife Cyndy Ramey, Springfield, Mo.; and four great-grandchildren; ten step great-grandchildren; thirteen step-great-great grandchildren ; two sisters, Nadine Hopper and Helen Kassens, both of Emporia. She also was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Cecil Ramey; one step grandson, Tim Ramey; and one step-great granddaughter. A memorial fund has been established to Clovia 4-H House or the Presbyterian Manor in Clay Center. Contributions may be sent in care of Ward Funeral Home, 115 W 2nd, Washington, KS 66968. To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Katharine "Betty" Moore, please visit our flower store.


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