Ellis Moore

Ellis Riley Moore

Sunday, December 20th, 1925 - Thursday, August 15th, 2019
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Ellis R. Moore, 91, of Raytown, MO died peacefully at home on August 15, 2019. He was born December 20, 1927, in Sedalia, MO the son of Ellis R. Sr. and Clara M. (Schroeder) Moore. He was baptized and confirmed into his faith at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sedalia. He was educated in Sedalia and graduated from Smith Cotton High School in 1945. During WWII, he enlisted in the US Army. After spending time in the Philippines, he was discharged as a T/4 (Sergeant). Ellis went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1947 and after 39 plus years of service, retired as a manager in 1986. He is a lifetime member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and honorary Warrior in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. He was a past member of the Marshall Kiwanis Club, Swope Park Optimist Club and the Boy Scouts of America. He was recognized by the BSA Heart of America Council with the Silver Acorn and the Award of Merit. Boy Scouts of America Troop 469 honored Ellis with a membership to their Scouting Roll of Honor. At St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, on February 4, 1949, he was married by the Rev. Walter F. Strickert, to Virginia Jean Biery (who survives). He was a charter member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Sedalia. He was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church, KCMO, and in the past years held several church positions. He was an ardent supporter of Heit’s Point Lutheran Ministries, located 12 miles SE of Lincoln, MO. He served as a member on several boards and committees over the years. He used his many skills and talents to support the Heit’s Point mission in any way possible, and inspired many others to do the same. He was recognized on several occasions for his service and dedication to the ministry. Survivors include five daughters, Cynthia Hein (Bob) Parkersburg, West Virginia; Teresa Wright (Jeff), Sedalia, MO; Diana Pumphrey (Gary) Blue Springs, MO; Jeannine Raveill (John Patrick) Blue Springs, MO; Lora Rodina (Kent) Springfield, MO; and one son, Patrick Moore (Tina) Lawson, MO; plus eight grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and five step-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Frances L. Moore and H. Joann Moore of Sedalia. Visitation will be 9:00–10:00 AM on August 19, 2019 at Ascension Lutheran Church; 4900 Blue Ridge Boulevard, Kansas City, MO. Funeral service follows at 10:00 AM with Pastor Scott Lemmerman, officiating. Graveside service will be held at 2:30 PM at Crown Hill Cemetery in Sedalia, MO. Pallbearers will be son-in laws John Patrick Raveill and Jeff Wright, alongside grandsons Sam Moore, Cameron Pumphrey, Jared Pumphrey, and Ethan Rodina. Honorary pallbearers are Bob Hein, Gary Pumphrey and Kent Rodina. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Ascension Lutheran Church or Heit’s Point Lutheran Ministries. Online condolences may be expressed at (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel (816) 373-3600)
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, August 19th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Monday, August 19th, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
    Ascension Lutheran Church
  • Service

    Monday, August 19th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, August 19th, 2019 10:00am
    Ascension Lutheran Church
  • Interment

    Crown Hill Cemetery in Sedalia, Missouri
    Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. following services at church


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Posted at 05:10pm
I just wanted to leave you a note and let you know we continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Susan Routon

Posted at 03:23pm
Condolences to the Ellis Moore family. We went to school together, church together and worked together at Southwestern Bell for many years.

Mark Bergmann
Sedalia, MO


Bob and Michele

Posted at 12:25pm
Teresa, although we never met your dad, we can tell how wonderful he must have been just by knowing you. We reflect the best parts of our parents thanks to the loving way they raised us. Take comfort in your memories and know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Bob and Michele


Posted at 10:24pm
My deepest sympathy to Ellis' wife, Virginia, as well as his entire family. I am very fortunate to have connected through our past church memberships with this loving, caring family with whom I now sadly, but grateful, share our life experiences with Ellis. Proverbs: "A time to mourn" is now with us. May God surround each of you with comfort now and the reassurance of reuniting with Ellis for an eternity in heaven. Yellow rose.

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