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Vada M. (Stewart) Moore, 93, of Masonic Village, Elizabethtown, Pa., died Aug. 1, 2017.
She was born in Hadley on Sept. 2, 1923, to the late James Jay and Flossie M. (Diefenderfer) Stewart.
She lived in Clark Mills before moving to Fredonia.
She graduated from Fredonia-Delaware High School as valedictorian class of 1942, and then attended Thiel College, Greenville, for a semester.
She worked at G.C. Murphy in Greenville before going to Oil City to work for the Singer Sewing Machine Co. as a sewing instructor and salesperson. For a short time in the early 1980s, she worked for Williams Decorating Co. of Oil City.
She married Dr. LeRoy E. Moore on Nov. 17, 1948, in Trinity United Methodist parsonage of Oil City, by Rev. Lee Smith. They resided at 307 Plummer St., Oil City, for 54 years.
Shortly after his death on Jan. 22, 2003, she moved to Smith North at the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown.
While living in Oil City, she was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church. At various times, she took an active part in these organizations: treasurer of the Oil City Hospital Auxiliary, secretary of the Lincoln Elementary PTA, secretary of the Fellowship of Church Women of Oil City, and Regent of Guyasuta Chapter of the Daughters of American Colonists.
She also held several positions in Holly Chapter 91 Order of Eastern Star in Oil City and became a member of Morris Chapter 14 of Rouseville after a merger of the two chapters.
Surviving are: two sons, Kyle E. Moore and his husband Lee Hiesberger of Kansas City, Mo., and Brad E. Moore and wife Carol E. Moore of Bel Air, Md.; a grandson, Caleb E. Moore, Salisbury, Md.; two brothers, Paul L. Stewart of Erie and William J. Stewart of Lancaster, Pa.; a brother-in-law, McCrae (Budd) Kunkle of Waterford, Pa.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Anna J. Kunkle of Waterford and two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Paul Stewart (Esther) and Mrs. William J. Stewart (Virginia).

Vada M., 93, of Elizabethtown, Pa.
Visitation: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday (8-6-17) in MORRISON FUNERAL HOME, 110 Petroleum St., Oil City. Visit www.morrison home.com to share a memory or leave a condolence.
Service: Funeral at 10 a.m. Monday (8-7-17) in the funeral home with the Rev. Don Rudge, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church, officiating.
Interment: Sunset Hills Memorial Gardens.
Published on August 2, 2017
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