Donald E. Moore of Diamond City, Arkansas; formerly of Montezuma IA., passed away at his home on Friday, November 5th, following a lengthy illness. He was 85 years old. Don graduated from a country school between Montezuma & Barnes City. He was a very hard worker all of his life. He started out as a farmhand, working on a farm north of Grinnell until he purchased his own farm west of Montezuma in the early 1960’s. He later worked for Clow Corporation in Oskaloosa and then at Pace Industries in Harrison, Arkansas. After retiring from the factory, he started his own lawn care business in Diamond City, AR. He had multiple clients around the Bull Shoals Lake area which kept him very busy! He also did handyman work for his neighbors and was willing to help anyone in need. He was a wonderful father, brother, uncle, grandfather and great grandfather to many.
He is survived by his children, Jacqueline Strange of Grimes, Tim (Mary) Moore of Fairfax, Christy (John) Bushong of Montezuma, Caralee (Randy) Schmadeke of Moore, OK, David (Deanna) Moore of Montezuma, Daniel Moore of Aurora, CO and Preston (Amber) Moore of Diamond City, AR. He’s also survived by a brother, Marvin Moore, a sister June Den Hartog, 23 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, several nieces & nephews and a special friend & caretaker, Sarah Harness.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles & Della Moore, his brothers Harold Moore and James Moore, and his sisters Laverna Nelson, Joyce Eakins, Colleen DeHoedt, Viola Lamb, and Carolyn Thompson and several nieces & nephews. He was also preceded in death by his beloved daughter, Donena Bru.
A private graveside service for his family will be held at Sheeley Cemetery south of Montezuma at a date yet to be determined.
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