Funeral services for Mildred L. James Moore, 99, Lawrence, will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday September 27, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 5, 2019 at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Ada, Ohio. Mildred passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at her home.
She was born February 3, 1920 in Ada, OH, the daughter of Clyde and Nellie (Garwood) James.
Mildred, who was called Sally by close family and friends, was a homemaker known for her gracious hosting of guests and large family gatherings. Family particularly appreciated her talent for pie-baking. She was a talented seamstress who sewed her own square dance dresses and passed her sewing knowledge and skills to her daughters, granddaughter, and great-granddaughters. Sally played bridge regularly in a continuing bridge group for over 40 years.
She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence, where she attended services and Sunday school, and volunteered in the church office.
She married Roy Willis Moore on March 17, 1939 in Ada Ohio. He preceded her in death on February 20, 2004. Mildred was preceded in death also by her brothers, William (Julie) James and Lester (Elizabeth) James, and her sister, Violet James Bond.
Roy and Sally enjoyed a long, loving life together. They moved with their family six times in support of Roy’s career. In retirement, they traveled extensively to Europe, the Middle East, Hawaii, and all around the lower 48 on long road trips to visit family and for square dance events with friends.
Survivors include his two daughters, Sharon L. (William) Nichols, Rochester, MN, Ann J. (Tilden) Lerner, Corrales, NM; son, James A. Moore, Lawrence; and four grandchildren; Susan (Joseph) Phillips, Douglas (Patti) Nichols, Nicholas (Jessica) Lerner, Zachary (Stefanie) Lerner and eight great grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the First United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044 or Hanson-Neely Funeral Home, P.O. Box 45810, Ada, OH 45810.