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Mary M. (Niswonger) Moore

January 18, 1917 ~ April 11, 2012 (age 95)

Mary M. Moore, age 95, of Rosewood has had an address change to One Heavenly Place on April 11, 2012 at 8:40 a.m. at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born January 18, 1917 in Fletcher, Ohio, the daughter of the late Charles B. and Sadie Ellen (Harp) Niswonger. Mary lost her mother at an early age and was raised by her stepmother, Gertrude Simmons.

Mary and her loving husband of 78 years, Chester R. Moore, were married April 14, 1934 at the Rosewood Methodist Church by Rev. Roy Miller.

She is survived by her husband, Chester of Rosewood, son; Chester Eugene Moore and companion Susan Guttormsen of Howard, Ohio, daughter; Shirley and husband Dale Duke of Urbana, grandsons; Timothy and Todd of Marysville, granddaughter; Kay and husband Kevin Nicol of Raymond, Ohio, step-grandson; Cory Duke of Sidney, step-granddaughter; Erin Duke and family of Springfield, great-grandsons; Danny, Kyle, Matt, James and Logan, two great-great grandchildren; Olivia and Gage, mother of grandchildren; Martha Moore of Marysville, foster grandson; Keith Bradford and family, foster granddaughter; Pam Merriner and family, and many nieces and nephews. Also surviving, one sister, Juanita Francis of Petoskey, MI. One sister-in-law; Elizebeth Niswonger and special friends and caregivers, Cindy and Mark Lumbatis of Conover, Ohio.

One grandson, two brothers, one half brother, one step-brother, one step-sister preceded her in death.

Mary was a lifetime homemaker, helping on the family dairy farm, tending a large garden and canning many fruits and vegetables. Her favorite past time was making beautiful quilts for the family to enjoy along with many other sewing projects. Mary and Chester enjoyed polka and square dancing and spent most Saturday nights of their married life dancing. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and loved ones.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on April 14, 2012, at the Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney, with Rev. Harold McKnight, officiating. Burial will follow at Cedar Point Cemetery, Pasco.

Family and friends may visit on Friday, April 13, 2012, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at


 Service Information

April 13, 2012

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Adams Funeral Home
1401 Fair Road
Sidney, Ohio 45365

Funeral Service
April 14, 2012

2:00 PM
Adams Funeral Home
1401 Fair Road
Sidney, Ohio 45365

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