Chester Moore, 99, of Geneseo, formerly of Cambridge died on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 at his home at WoodRidge Supportive Living, Geneseo. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 21st at Cambridge United Methodist Church, Cambridge. Rev. Rick McDaniel will officiate. Inurnment will be at the National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal with military rites. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday at the church with a Masonic Service by Cambridge Lodge No. 49 A.F. & A.M. at 9:30 a.m. on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cambridge United Methodist Church.
Chester was born Dec. 9, 1916 in Hunter, Kentucky the son of John and Sallie (Collins) Moore. He was educated in Martin, Kentucky, and he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Chester married Mildred Perry on Nov. 30, 1940 in New Stithton, KY. She died on Sept. 28, 2011. Chester went to photography school at Halbert School of Photography in Kansas City, MO in 1948. The couple moved to Cambridge in 1951. Chester worked as a machine operator at the Rock Island Arsenal for 20 years, retiring in 1971. He then worked as a maintenance man at Woodhull Plaza, Woodhull for 8 years.
Chester was a member of Cambridge United Methodist Church, Grand Lodge of Kentucky A.F. & A.M. Lodge No. 641. In his early years he coached Little League and taught a 4-H photography class. He was a die-hard Cubs fan and enjoyed their winning the World Series. He also enjoyed playing cards as well as gardening and horseshoes in his younger days.
Survivors include children and spouses, Arden and Lorrine Moore, Woodhull, Sheila and George Johnson, O’Fallon, IL, Charlotte and Dave York, Milan, Geri and Dan Birdsall, Lynn Center, Delbert and Lien Moore, Davenport; daughters-in-law, Connie Moore, Galesburg and Judie Moore, Andover; 25 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, eight great great grandchildren; and a sister Nancy Graber, Wadsworth, OH. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two sons, Rod and Nick, and nine brothers and sisters.
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