Shirley M. Moore, 90

Shirley M. Moore

SOUTH PARIS — Shirley Mason Moore, 90, died on Nov. 14, 2012 at Market Square Health Care Center in South Paris.

She was born on Aug. 31, 1922 in Marshall, Texas, to Lucile Cutrer and James G. Mason. She attended St. Mary’s Academy, next door to her home, and excelled at her studies. At age 16, she went to St. Joseph College of Nursing in Fort Worth, Texas, where she became a registered nurse in 1940 at the age 18.

In 1942, she married Robert E. Moore and moved to New Philadelphia, Ohio, where she lived and worked as a housewife and mother. Her son, Robert E. Moore Jr. and daughter-in-law, Judy Meese Moore, reside in New Philadelphia and owned an accounting firm in Dover, Ohio. In 1956, Shirley and Bob adopted a daughter. Today, Lisa Moore and son-in-law, Lee Margolin, live and work in Harrison. Shirley moved to Maine in November 2009.

Shirley was a gifted bridge player and word-puzzle solver. She crocheted dozens of beautiful afghans for family, friends and charities. She baked the best pies, especially lemon meringue and banana cream.

Shirley is survived by two brothers, Perry Mason of Beaumont, Texas and Wayne Mason of Fort Worth, Texas; a sister, Sylvia Kerestine of Fort Worth; five grandchildren including Sam Margolin of Harrison.

She is predeceased by her parents; two sisters, Norma and Corrine; and her husband, Bob, in 1979.

Private family services will be held at Sacred Heart Church, where Shirley was a devoted parishioner. Shirley will be buried at Calvary Cemetery in New Philadelphia, Ohio. Arrangements are under the care of Oxford Hills and Weston Funeral Services, 1037 Main Street, Oxford.

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