Moore, Evelyn M. 1920-2019

OREGON, Mo. - Evelyn M. Moore, 99, passed away peacefully on Oct. 18, 2019 at the Oregon Care Center.

She was born April 13, 1920 in Holt County to Henry and Marie (Boyd) Prussman. Evelyn grew up on a farm near Forbes, Missouri.

She married Kenneth Oscar Moore on Sept. 17, 1938. They shared 52 years together and had one daughter, Marilyn.

Over the years, they resided in St. Joseph, and Pasadena, California where she worked assembling aircraft parts while Kenneth was in the military. Then as Kenneth was being sent overseas to serve in World War II, they traveled back to Missouri, making their home in Forest City.

She is survived by: her daughter, Marilyn Quick of Oregon; grandchildren, Brian Polaski (Jamie Sopoci) of Osage Beach, issouri, Erin Schlake (Brandon) of Platte City, Missouri; five great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Callow of Oregon; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband; Kenneth; brother and sister-in-law, Herbert and Helen Prussman;, and brother-in-law John Callow.

She was a member of the Christian Church of Forest City, Missouri.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Chamberlain Funeral Home, Oregon, Missouri.

Family will greet friends one hour prior to services. Memorials: Oregon Care Center Activity Fund or the Forest City 4th of July Celebration in care of the Forest City Lion's Club. Interment: Forest City Union Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left at As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.