Eleanor Moore


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Posted Online: March 17, 2013, 7:55 pm
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There's another angel in heaven, as Eleanor G. Moore, 82, of Moline, died surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Edward Hospital in Naperville, Ill.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Sacred Heart Church, Moline. Visitation will be 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Rafferty Funeral Home, 2111 1st St. A, Moline. Burial will be at National Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials can be made to the Moline Booster Club, American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.
Eleanor G. Graham ("Ellie") was born Jan. 22, 1931, to Fred and Willie Lewis Graham. Ellie attended Moline public schools, graduating from Moline High School in 1949. Ellie was married to Kenneth C. Moore Jr. on March 24, 1951, in Moline. Ellie and Kenny lived on a number of military bases while Kenny served in the Korean War and then moved back to Moline. Ellie worked in the family business, Ken Moore Food Products, for more than 50 years and continued to work as a bookkeeper after Loffredo Food Products purchased the company. All told she worked almost 60 years at the same location, continuing to work until her illness prevented it in the fall of 2012.
Ellie's highest calling was as a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed attending her children's and grandchildren's sporting events, plays and other activities and attended hundreds of games at Moline's softball and baseball fields, Browning Field and Wharton Fieldhouse.
Ellie is survived by her husband, Kenny; her four daughters, Pam (Stephen) Mott, Moline, Sheri (John) Bradley, Moline, Lisa (Chad) Steckel, Galena, Ill., and Luann (Derek) Lindauer, Moline; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by five sisters.
Condolences may be left and a video viewed at www.RaffertyFunerals.com.














 




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