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Merril Leon Moore, 92, Columbus

Merril Leon Moore, 92, passed away at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility in Columbus, Sunday, July 7, 2013.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Elma (Bright) Moore of Brown County; a brother, E. Keith Moore; and his beloved wife of 61 years, Louise (Crane) Moore.
Merril was born in Brown County Sept. 30, 1920. He grew up on a farm near state roads 135 and 46 near Brown County State Park. Mr. Moore was a 1939 graduate of Nashville High School, co-captain of the basketball team, and enlisted in the Navy for WWII. During the war, he was a gunnery instructor, first at Great Lakes Naval Base, then in Seattle, Norman, Okla., eventually being transferred to San Diego. He attained the rank of Aviation Ordanceman First Class.
After his military service, he returned to Brown County and started dating Louise Crane. After several years of courtship, they were married in New Unionville, Nov. 22, 1950. He was owner and operator of the Gnawbone Grocery, drove a huckster truck into the hills of Brown County, founded his own trucking business, ran a Texaco service station in Columbus, became parts manager for White River Truck stop, and then returned to over-the-road driving for Roberts Trucking and Indiana Liquid Transport. For recreation during this time, he played and managed the Nashville Ramblers, a semi-professional baseball team in the South Central Indiana Amateur Baseball Association.
Mr. and Mrs. Moore began spending winters in Fort Myers, Fla., in the 1980s, leading to establishing a winter home there, where he and Louise enjoyed the sunshine and various pursuits, including fishing and playing euchre.
He is survived by brothers, Loren (Ruth) Moore of Nashville and H. Ray (Janet) Moore of Cortland; and a sister-in-law, Hester Ann Moore of Columbus. Children include Tom (Connie) Moore of Grand Rapids, Mich., Jerry (Kathy) Moore of Columbus and Judy (Troy) Hill of Westport. Grandchildren include Quixada (KiKi) Moore-Vissing and Christopher Moore-Vissing, both of Chester, N.H., Matt Moore of Columbus, Tyler Hill of Reno, Nev., and Justin Hill of Westport. Merril is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
The funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, July 12 at Myers-Reed Chapel, 3729 25th St., with the Rev. Tom Rust officiating. Calling hours will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, July 11 and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Friday. Burial will be in Garland Brook Cemetery.
Online condolences can be submitted at www.myers-reed.com. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Merril to Mission Resource International or to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inc. through the funeral home or by mailing to 2626 E. 17th St., Columbus, IN 47201.

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  • July 7
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • July 7
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • July 7
    Nashville Redevelopment Commission
    4:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • July 8
    Brown County Radio Hour to air Episode 40
    6 p.m. WFHB FM 91.3 and 100.7
  • July 8
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • July 8
    Washington Township Advisory Board
    7:15 p.m. BC (Nashville) Fire, 231 E. Main St.
  • July 9
    Go Club at the library
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • July 9
    Gospel jam & sing in Gnaw Bone
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • July 9
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • July 9
    Nashville Arts & Entertainment Commission
    10 a.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • July 9
    Gospel hymn sing
    6:30 p.m. Green Vly Apostolic Church, 5124 State Road 46 West
  • July 9
    Rotary Club
    7:15 a.m. Artist Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.
  • July 9
    BC photography club
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • July 9
    Volunteer Fair at The Seasons
    4:30 to 6 p.m., 6 p.m. The Seasons Lodge Conference Center, 560 State Road 46 East
  • July 10
    Farmers market in Bean Blossom July 10
    4 to 7 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • July 10
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • July 11
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • July 11
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • July 11
    Health fair at the YMCA
    8 a.m. to noon YMCA, 105 Willow St.
  • July 11
    Widowed group
    2:30 p.m. Sycamore Valley Community Center, 746 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • July 12
    Woods reunion slated
    12:30 p.m. Yellowwood Forest
  • July 13
    Backpack Program meeting slated
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • July 13
    Beeline beekeepers club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • July 14
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • July 14
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • July 14
    Brown County Council
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • July 16
    WRAPS 20th anniversary open house
    6 to 8 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • July 17
    Groundbreaking slated for new senior apartments
    2 p.m. Hawthorn Hills, se corner of Hawthorne Drive & Chestnut Street
  • July 18
    Rock & mineral club
    6 p.m. Extension Office, 802 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • July 20
    Health department offers ServSafe class
    8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • July 30
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane