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Leroy Moore, 83, Bean Blossom

Leroy Moore, 83, Bean Blossom, passed away peacefully Monday morning, June 2, 2014, at his home. He was a lifelong resident of Brown County.

Leroy was born Oct. 28, 1930, and raised in Gnaw Bone until he moved to Bean Blossom at the age of 31. He saw many changes throughout his life and remembered always walking to school, never having ridden in a school bus. Leroy was ambitious and enjoyed working with his hands and on the farm. He purchased his own semi-truck and drove more miles than he could count throughout the years. While Leroy loved visiting nearly every state, his favorite place to be has always been Bean Blossom.

Leroy was son of the late Roy and Marie (Beauchamp) Moore. He went on to marry, Margaret "Peggy" L. (Kanter) Moore Dec. 29, 1952, in Brown County. Peggy preceded him in death April 19, 2004, after 51 devoted years of marriage.

Leroy, along with his wife, was owner and operator of Moore’s Wrecker Service in Bean Blossom for more than 18 years. Leroy lived by the way he thought, “Work hard and always help your neighbors.” Leroy is most remembered for driving his dump truck all over Brown County, delivering stone, gravel, asphalt, sand and helping locals with his wrecker.  When he wasn't working, he relaxed by bush hogging, mushroom hunting and working in his vegetable garden. Leroy enjoyed visiting with family and friends. 

He is survived by his loving children, Robin (Steve) Ann Johnson of Marion, Kathy Lee Moore of Broomfield, Colorado, Mark David Moore and John Andrew (Wanda) Moore, both of Brown County. He will be remembered by his two sisters, Loulla Pearl “Dude” Moore of Brown County and Donna Petro of Columbus; six grandchildren, Dr. Kelly E. (Michael) Klinker of Ft. Wayne, David Sisson of Brown County, Jennifer Strong of Broomfield, Colorado, April J. Knorr and Charles Knorr, both of Nashville, and Dillon Kirchhofer of California; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife; a daughter, Shalom "Sam" Angela Moore; three sisters, Marietta Henderson, Betty Graham and Geraldine Ping; a brother, Billie Moore; and his brother-in-law, Jr. Graham.

The Rev. Fred Harrison will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 6 at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown. Friends can call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 5 and one hour prior to service time Friday, June 5 at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Weeping Willow Cemetery in Bean Blossom.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Moore family at meredith-clark.com.

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  • April 27
    BC Alcoholic Beverage Board
    11 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • April 28
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • April 28
    BC Convention & Visitors Bureau
    8:30 a.m. Brown County State Park, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance)
  • April 28
    BC Area Plan Commission
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • April 28
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • April 29
    BC Board of Zoning Appeals
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • April 29
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • April 29
    Lake Lemon Conservancy District Board
    6 p.m. Benton Township Senior Center, 7606 State Road 45, Unionville
  • April 29
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
    4 p.m. Sheriff's Office, Law Enforcement Center, 55 State Road 46 East
  • April 30
    Go Club at the library
    4 to 6 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • April 30
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • April 30
    Gospel jam & sing at Gnaw Bone church
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • May 1
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • May 1
    Antique tractor, engine and machinery show at the fairgrounds
    7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Brown County 4-H fairgrounds
  • May 1
    'Back to the Future' at the Playhouse
    7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • May 2
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • May 2
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • May 2
    Morel Mushroom sale & festival at state park Nature Center
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance)
  • May 2
    Antique tractor, engine and machinery show at the fairgrounds
    7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brown County 4-H fairgrounds
  • May 2
    Spring Blossom Festival dance planned
    6 to 10 p.m. The Seasons Lodge, 560 State Road 46 East
  • May 2
    Spring Blossom Parade and food drive downtown
    11 a.m. downtown Nashville
  • May 3
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • May 3
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    Noon to 2 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • May 3
    'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • May 3
    Antique tractor, engine and machinery show at the fairgrounds
    7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Brown County 4-H fairgrounds
  • May 5
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • May 5
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • May 6
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • May 7
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • May 7
    Quartet featured with gospel jam & sing at Gnaw Bone church
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • May 7
    BC photography club
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • May 8
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • May 9
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • May 9
    Open house conducted at New Song
    9 to 11 a.m. New Song Mission, 7202 Keith Donaldson Road, Freetown
  • May 11
    BC Election Board
    2 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • May 13
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • May 14
    Local Coordinating Council
    8 a.m. Comm. Corrections Office, Suite B, lower level of Veterans Hall, 902 Deer Run Lane,
  • May 16
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • May 16
    Rock & mineral club
    6 p.m. Extension Office, 802 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • May 16
    Historic site hosts outdoor art contest
    7 a.m. to 4 p.m. TC Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Belmont
  • June 20
    Pollinator Awareness Day at state park Nature Center
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance)