Carol Jean Moore

Carol Jean Moore, 78, of Riverton KS passed peacefully from this life on September 8, 2022, in Lowell, KS, with her daughters holding her, as she held them throughout their lives.

Carol was born on September 14, 1943 in Pittsburg KS to Gino and Dolly (Carnino) Anerdi. She attended Pittsburg High School, graduating in 1961.

Carol was united in marriage with Benjamin L. Moore, on September 14, 1962 in Arma, KS. Together they made homes in Pittsburg, Columbus and Joplin, before settling in Riverton KS, where they raised two daughters.

Carol served as a secretary at Riverton Schools for 30+ years, making many lifelong friends in the process. While her daughters were in school, Carol could be found enjoying many, many hours of basketball, softball, volleyball and theater. Later as the great-grandkids came, it was ballet and band concerts. She also enjoyed traveling, watching her daughter, Christi, perform on stage, making her famous spaghetti, joining her many friends for Girl’s Night Out, spoiling her pets, most notably her beloved Maggie, and more than anything else, spending time with her family. A 2018 beach trip to Florida with all 16 of her greatest loves was a highlight of her life. Carol was also a devoted fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and the Riverton Rams.

Carol is preceded in death by her husband, Ben, her parents, and a brother, Ronn Dayton, of Honolulu, HI. She is survived by two daughters; Cathi (James) Willett, of Baxter Springs KS, and Christi Moore, of Wichita KS, her three beloved “little men”, grandsons Jason (Lauren) Burkhart, of Webb City MO, Christopher (Lisa) Burkhart, of Springfield, MO, and Michael Padilla, of Kansas City, MO, as well as 7 great-grandchildren, of whom she was exceedingly proud; Cora, Anna, Eli, Alex, Maya, Audrey and Ben Burkhart.

The family will receive friends on Monday, September 12, 2022 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Tennessee Prairie Church, 11370 SE 110th St. Galena KS 66739, with funeral services planned for Tuesday, September 13, at 10 am at Tennessee Prairie Church. Carol’s grandson, Jason Burkart, will officiate. Burial will be in the Lowell Cemetery.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis TN 38105 or stjude.org

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