Beverly Moore, 74, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, in Fort Pierce, Florida, surrounded by her loving family after a brief hospital stay. Beverly was born Jan. 8, 1942, in Springfield, the daughter of Christine Marksbury and Bobby Lee Gray. In 1965, Beverly married her grade school sweetheart and love of her life, James Owen Moore. While Beverly spent more than 20 years in a career in accounting and finance, her family was her greatest joy. Living in Cincinnati, Clifton Park, New York, Burlington, Connecticut, Houston, Woodbridge, Illinois; Elizabethtown and finally Fort Pierce, Florida, were all adventures made richer by the closeness of her family and the opportunity to make new friends. Generous to a fault, the well being of others always was her primary concern. An exceptionally kind and giving woman with impeccable style, a keen wit and a great sense of humor, Beverly enjoyed making those around her laugh. She enjoyed spending time with her husband, children and close friends at their family cabin on Silver Lake in New York. Beverly was an avid reader and in recent years found true delight reading to and playing with her granddaughters. After suffering a stroke in 1999, she was the definition of strength and courage as she went about continuing to enjoy life and the friendships of those around her. Beverly is preceded in death by an infant son, James S. Moore; her father, Bobby L. Gray; her brother, Bobby L. Gray; her mother and father in-law, Elizabeth C. Moore and James E. Moore. Beverly is survived by her husband of 52 years, James O. Moore; a son, S. Scott Moore and his wife, Cassandra; two granddaughters, Alexandra Christine and Riley Elizabeth Moore; a son, David G. Moore and his wife, Mackenzie; a daughter, Heather Elaine (Moore) Kanenberg and her husband, Matthew; her mother, Christine Gray; a sister, Phyllis (Gray) Adkinson; a brother, Frank E. Gray; and several nephews, nieces, family and friends. An intimate graveside service for family and close friends is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at Hardin Memorial Park in Elizabethtown. Memorial donations may be sent to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, P.O. Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692 or by going to www.heart.org.
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