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James ‘Jim’ Moore

Published: Saturday, July 26, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
James "Jim" Moore

AMBOY – James Leroy “Jim” Moore, 89, of Amboy, died Wednesday, July 24, 2014, at his home after a lengthy illness.

He was born Jan. 16, 1925, in Oconee, a son of Earl and Viva (Musser) Moore. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Heckman. She preceded him in death. He married K. Nadine (Smith) Kaecker on May 8, 1982. Jim was a crane operator at Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. for 35 years. He served in the Army. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Franklin Grove.

Survivors include his wife; daughters, Peggy (Gordon) Rhodes of Amboy and Carol (Chuck) Geary of Milledgeville; stepdaughters, Donna (Don) Moore of Franklin Grove and Debra Rios of Rock Falls; sons, Don (Donna) Moore of Franklin Grove and James Lee (Linda) Moore of Alexandria, Tennessee; stepsons, Bill (Glenda) Kaecker of Harmon, Keith (Arly) Kaecker of Lee Center, and Kevin Kaecker of Rock Falls; brothers, Larry Moore and Denny Moore, both of Amboy, Les (Gale) Moore of Washington state, Norman Moore of Colorado, and Earl Moore of Milledgeville; 20 grandchildren; and 22 great grandchildren.  

He also was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, three sisters, two grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside services with full military honors will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Prairie Repose Cemetery in Amboy, with Jack Briggs, pastor, officiating.

After the burial, there will be a luncheon at the First Presbyterian Church in Franklin Grove.

Arrangements were completed by McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory in Rock Falls.

Memorials may be directed to Unity Hospice or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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