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Kathryn Juanita (Porter) Moore
Dec 2, 1923 - Nov 20, 2021
Posted by Martha Reddout
© Marietta Monitor
26 Nov 2021, Page 4
Early morning Saturday, November 20, 2021, the world lost a beautiful
soul, Kathryn Juanita Moore at the age of 97 years young. Her journey in
life began in Gainesville, Texas on December 2, 1923, born to George and
Frances Bennett Porter.
Kathryn grew up in Gainesville, graduating from Gainesville High School
in 1941. She continued her education at Texas Women's University
majoring in nutrition. Kathryn married David Wade "D.W." Moore on
September 13, 1943 in Gainesville. He preceded her in death on December
Kathryn was a longtime area resident moving to Marietta in January of
1946. She worked as a telephone operator in the 40's and 50's for
Southwestern Bell. In the 80's she worked as the librarian for the
Chickasaw Library System. Kathryn's love for educating others and
passion for reading made her a very successful librarian. When she
wasn't working as a librarian, she worked as a census taker. Kathryn was
a member of the Women's Missionary Union since 1946 and a member of the
Rose Garden Club since 1947. Her favorite membership was with the
Marietta First Baptist Church. Kathryn loved spending time with her
family and friends, but her family was her main priority.
In addition to her husband and parents, Kathryn was preceded in death by
two infant sons; granddaughter, Cheyanne Johnson; and sisters, Janece
Felton and Frankie Hilton.
Left behind to cherish her memory are her sons, Carl J. Moore and Sam R.
Moore and wife Tabitha, all of Marietta; daughters, Marlene Ward and
husband Jim of Angleton, Texas and Helen J. Moore and husband Tony Neely
of Ardmore; grandchildren, David Riley Moore, Sarah Gilbert, Jonathan
Garza, Carly Moore, and Jerron Moore; 13 great-grandchildren; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
Services to celebrate Kathryn's life will be held at 10 a.m. Monday,
November 29 at the Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home Chapel, Marietta, with
Reverend Sam Porter officiating. Interment will follow at Lakeview
Serving as casket bearers are Sean Felton, Dan Moore, Allan Moore, John
Moore, Tony Neely, and David Moore. Honorary bearers are Jon Garza,
David Riley Moore, Dave Moore, Jim Ward, and Danny Atterberry.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Baptist Home for Girls in
Visitation will be Sunday, November 28 from 3 until 5 p.m. at the
Online guest book: wattsfuneralhome.com
A photo of Mrs. Moore was included with her obituary.
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