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Lizzie F. Moore

Lizzie Fern Moore, 102, for many years had made the Center at Donaldson her home, most recently at the Catherine Kasper Life Center. It was there, in the company of three Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ nuns after praying the rosary, that she peacefully passed to her eternal home at 1:25 p.m. on Sunday, October 16, 2016.
Lizzie was born on June 14, 1914 in Scottsburg, Indiana to William O. and Clara J. (Kersey) Ham. She graduated from Plymouth’s Lincoln High School in the class of 1933. She stayed in Plymouth following graduation and married Vincent R. “Red” Moore on May 30,1937 in Saint Michael’s Rectory. They honeymooned at the Indianapolis 500. To that union they were blessed with one daughter, JoAnn and a son John William who passed away in 1958.
The couple lived in Plymouth for many years. Lizzie was always ready to lend a hand to family and friends. Whether it was butchering beef for her sister in laws grocery store, babysitting, or folding papers for her grandchildren’s paper route, she was there to help. Retirement took them to Mission, Texas and a summer home in Wisconsin on the back waters of the Mississippi. They eventually returned to Plymouth to be closer to family.
She is survived by her daughter, JoAnn and Henry Stukenborg of Plymouth; her grandchildren: Stephen and Kathleen Stukenborg of Mountain View, CA, Theresa Coonan of Ft. Wayne, IN, Mark and Sara Stukenborg of Plymouth, James and Anna Stukenborg of Newport, KY and Henry John “HJ” and Charity Stukenborg of Austin, TX; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Lizzie was preceded by her husband, Vincent R. Moore, son, John W. Moore, and siblings: Pearl Robb, Ruby Crum, Opal Brumbaugh, James Ham, Ivil Ham, Robert Ham and Clancie Ham. as well as her grandson-in-law, James Coonan.
Lizzie was a lifelong sports fan. It didn’t matter what season it was, she enjoyed watching sports. Cubs baseball was her favorite. No matter where they lived, Grandma made sure they could get WGN on their TV. She attended many of her grandchildren’s and great-grandchildren’s sporting events. Fishing was her passion and she never failed to bring home coolers full of fish (after she had cleaned them) to share with her family and friends.
She was very proud of the fact that in high school she played on the 1931,1932 and 1933 Plymouth girls’ basketball team. Consequently, 1933 was the last year of organized Indiana girls high school basketball until its return in the mid 1970’s. With this in mind, the family would ask that memorials in lieu of flowers be directed to the Marshall County Historical Society Museums new Sports Room Exhibit c/o 123 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, IN 46563.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. EDT on Saturday, October 22nd in the Catherine Kasper Life Center Chapel located at 9601 Union Road, Donaldson, Indiana. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1:30 p.m. in the Chapel officiated by Fr. Craig Borchard and Fr. John Zemelko.
Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery in Plymouth.