Edward (Ed) Wayne Moore, Sr., 72 of Gardner/Spring Hill, Kansas passed away September 16th, 2010 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Visitation will be Sunday, September 19th from 5-7pm at Amos Family Funeral Home in Shawnee, Kansas. A rosary will be recited at 7pm. A Funeral Mass will be Monday, September 20th at 10am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Shawnee, Kansas. Burial in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery with a luncheon following at the church. We invite you to stay. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Olathe Hospice Care.
Ed was born on October 10th, 1937 to Louis (Frank) and Gladys Moore of Bonner Springs, Kansas. He was the oldest of six children. Ed attended Merriam Grade School and McDaniel Grade School. He also attended St. Joseph High School in Shawnee, Kansas. Ed was a carpenter his entire life. He worked at Meyer Lumber Company in 1953. He built many homes in Johnson County and in 1969 he started his own commercial construction company, Ed Moore Construction Company in Kansas City, KS. He built many commercial restaurants, office buildings, and schools throughout the greater Kansas City area. The office relocated to Gardner, KS in 1994 when his family moved there from Kansas City, KS. He was a member of the Carpenters Union #168 for 35 years. Ed was a very devout Catholic. He was a member of Assumption Catholic Church in Edgerton, KS. He was highly involved in the church and helped with several remodeling projects. Ed was a member of the Golden Oldies Car Club for over twenty years. He participated in many car shows and cruises all over the country. He won many trophies. His most prized car was his red 1953 Chevy Convertible. It remains in the family today.
Ed loved his family. He was a very devoted husband, dad, grandpa, and great-grandpa. His greatest joy was anything that involved his children, grandchildren, and later in life, his great-grandchildren. No matter how hard of a day Ed had, he never missed any activities that his family had going on that evening. Ed had a contagious smile and when you saw him, you couldn’t help but to smile right back at him. He also had bright, blue eyes that would light up a room.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Gladys Moore. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Nancy, of the home. Children: Christine Michelle Mirocke and husband, Tony, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; Edward Wayne Moore, Jr. and wife, Teri, of Gardner/Spring Hill, Kansas; Jolana Kay Simpson and husband, Terry, of Gardner/Spring Hill, Kansas. Grandchildren: Edward Wayne Moore III and wife, Jeni, of Gardner, Kansas; Dustin Robert Moore, and wife Heather, of Spring Hill, Kansas; Dominic Anthony Mirocke, Andrew Geoffrey Mirocke, and Peter Edward Mirocke of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; Amanda Jo Simpson, Hillary Kay Simpson, and Shelby Lynn Simpson of Gardner/Spring Hill, Kansas. Great-Grandchildren: Blake Edward Moore, Kaleb Anthony Moore, and Dylan Robert Moore of Gardner, Kansas; Colt Edward Moore of Spring Hill, Kansas.
Ed was very loved by his whole family and will be greatly missed. He will always be in our prayers and in our hearts. Even though he is not here, his spirit and love will remain with us. Online Condolences may be expressed at www.amosfamily.com (Arr. The Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, 913-631-5566)