Kathleen Jacqueline (Weise) Moore, 87, of Oklahoma, formerly of Benton, passed from this life to her Christian reward on Oct. 6, 2011. She was born Oct. 30, 1923, in a home outside Benton.She was the youngest of six children born to Oswald Weise and Manie Langley Weise.
She graduated from Harmony Grove School in Haskell, where she played basketball, oftentimes playing outdoors on a dirt court. She made her Christian profession of faith at an early age and was baptized in Ten Mile Creek (not too far from Benton).
In September 1945, she was introduced to Charles Moore, while walking down the street in Benton. Charles he been released two months beforefrom a Japanese prison camp where he had been interred for 39 months, since the outbreak of World War II. The two were married in December, 1945. Their union lasted for 51 years and produced two sons, Carl and Ron, and a daughter, Debbie. She worked outside the home in many jobs, finally retiring as a telephone operator with the General Services Administration in Little Rock. After Charles’s death she moved to Oklahoma in 1998 to be close to her family.
Kathleen is survived by her son, Carl Moore and wife Sharon of Oklahoma City; a daughter, Debbie Moore of Townsend, Mass.; a grandson and his family, Mark, Holly, Rylen and Layton Moore of Edmond, Okla.; and a granddaughter, Carla Moore of Colorado Springs, Colo.
Viewing will be at 9 a.m. Monday, October 10, at 9 a.m. followed by the funeral service at 10 a.m. at Ashby Funeral Home in Benton.
Family comments: Kathleen’s life can be summed up as faith, family and friends. She loved her Lord, her family and her church family at Second Baptist Church in Jacksonville, where she sang in the choir and was church secretary for many years.
Online guest book: www.ashbyfuneralhome.com .