Maxine (Stoffer) Moore
Maxine Moore, age 88, of 25 Sherwood Drive, Shelby, died Sunday, February 11, 2007 at her home after a brief illness.
She was born July 15, 1918 in Franklin Township, Richland County, Ohio the daughter of the late Walter and Etta (Houston) Stoffer. She was a student at the one room Morton School House in Shelby and many other one room school houses in Richland County. Maxine graduated from Weller High School and the Mansfield School of Cosmetology. She met the love of her life, Jay E. Moore, at a Mansfield Senior High basketball game and they married on August 23, 1941. They started their family in Shelby on Maxwell Drive until Jay built a house for his family at 25 Sherwood Drive from which they enjoyed raising their six children. Maxine collected dolls and was a member of the Shelby Doll Club. She followed all sports and enjoyed collecting antiques. Maxine always looked forward to a good day trip in the car.
Maxine loved her family which includes: 2 daughters and spouse, Sue and Gilbert Orr of Mansfield, and Sally Hurst of Columbus; 3 sons and spouse, Steven J. and Carol (Herlihy) Moore of Mundelein, Illinois, David Moore of Shelby, and Gary Moore of Arizona; Daughter-in-law, Ranie Moore of Louisiana; 15 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; Many Nieces and Nephews; Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law, Clayton and Ruth Moore of Shiloh, and Paul and Mildred Brown of Mansfield. She was preceded in death by her husband Jay E. Moore and a son Jay Howard Moore in October of 2004, and two brothers, Regis and Gene Stoffer.
After her beloved husband, Jay E. Moore, died on October 21, 2004, her daughter, Sally, quit her job at The Ohio State University, and along with her brother David, they lovingly cared for their mother. Each morning Maxine was well dressed and always looked forward, with great optimism, to the day ahead.
During the week preceding her death, Maxine was a Med Central Hospice patient in the living room of the home she loved. She was cared for by her 5 surviving children and supporting family members. Her 7 month and 2 and a half year old grandchildren of her deceased son, Jay Howard, were also present. She loved children. Gary, Ranie, and her granddaughter Lory, ministered hymns and prayers to comfort her during this time. She died peacefully in the presence of the Lord and her family.
Friends may call at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, on Tuesday February 13, 2007 from 4-8 PM and on Wednesday from 11 AM -1 PM. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 PM at the funeral home with her son Gary, and nephew, Bobby Stoffer, who are vessels of the Lord, conducting the service. Burial will be in Shenandoah Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Hospital in Columbus.
The family would like to thank Dr. Chawla and staff, Med Central Hospice, and Med Central Shelby Hospital for their loving care.