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Essie "Jean" (Preece) Moore

November 7, 1934 ~ July 13, 2022 (age 87)

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ESSIE "JEAN' MOORE, age 87, passed away on July, 13 2022 at Huntington Woods Care and Rehabilitation Center in Westlake, Ohio.  She was born in Beauty, Martin County, Kentucky on November 7, 1934 – the only child of the late James “Major” Preece and Mary Alice (Branham). During high school, Theodore and Edna Younce fostered her and welcomed her into their home as their own.  Jean graduated from Warfield (Kentucky) High School in 1952.  On 6 July 1954, she married her sweetheart, the late Billy Gene Moore, in Switzer, Logan County, West Virginia.  For their honeymoon, she chuckled that they had a bologna sandwich at a local park. Throughout her life, Billy always chided her that he was one day her senior.  Shortly after marriage, Billy and Jean moved to Columbus, Ohio and a few years later to Cleveland for work. In 1976, they moved to Columbia, Kentucky where they made their home until she moved to her son’s home in Cleveland in 2021. During her life, Jean worked as a secretary for a law firm, a seamstress for Joseph & Feiss, newspaper delivery woman, a farmer with her husband and provided self-employed home and office cleaning services and was a nurse's aide.  Jean loved the Lord and her church.  Before the onset of dementia, she was an active member of Columbia (Kentucky) Christian Church.  She loved to travel, eat out, crochet and sing gospel music.  In recent years, she rarely went anywhere without her beloved doggie, Bear. Jean was preceded in death by her husband Billy, her daughter Patricia (Moore) Burton, her son James Dean Moore, six half-sisters and two half-brothers.  She is survived by her son Ronald Dean Moore and daughter Pamela (Lyndon Cox) Moore, six grandchildren:  Tanya (Joe) Sebek, Robert (Cora) Brady, Christina (Roy) Coffey, Bobbie Jo (Brett) Russell, Joshua Moore, Jacob (Michelle) Moore, three half-sisters Elizabeth (James) Justice, Dora Jean Fuller and Miriam McVey, three half-brothers James (Mary) Preece, Paul (Arlene) Preece and Amos Ray Preece, nine great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. All Services will be held SATURDAY, JULY 23, in the CALLAHAM FUNERAL HOME, 278 W. MAIN ST., INEZ, KY 41224 AT 10 A.M. AND WHERE FRIENDS MAY CALL FRIDAY, JULY 22, 6-8 P.M.  Interment Lower Moore Cemetery, Pilgrim, Martin Co., KY.    In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Grundy Mountain Mission School, 1760 Edgewater Dr., Grundy, VA 24614 www.mmskids.org

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