Max B. Moore 1918 - 2015

Max B. Moore, 96, passed away on March 24, 2015 at the Baldwin Health Care and Rehab Center in Baldwin City, KS. Max was born on August 21, 1918 in Smithville, MO to Estel B. and Ada F. Moore. He was raised in the Vinland Valley area and attended several schools in the Vinland area. Max was educated through the 8th grade at which time he started working to support his mother and younger siblings. He held various jobs in his lifetime including working at a gas station. He also worked for Green Brothers John Deere dealership and for the CO-OP fertilizer plant in Lawrence, KS. Max and his wife Doris purchased a farm that was later known as Plainview Farms. Max continued to run the farm well into his 90s. Max was very active in the communities of Vinland and Baldwin. He served on the Vinland Fair Board for many years. He also was a member of the Vinland Grange. Max served as trustee for the Palmyra Township and took an active role in establishing the volunteer fire department for the township. He served many years as the organizer of the music tent for the Maple Leaf Festival. He and his wife Doris entertained the community for years through their love of music. Their “band” played various venues in the area over the years. Max was an accomplished guitarist.
Max married Doris M. Winters on August 7, 1940. They celebrated 70 years of marriage before she preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughter Donna (Louis) Slusser, son Danny (Rhonda), Baldwin, three grandchildren, Michael (Lori) Slusser, Christina (Dave) Rexroad, and Mandy (Dave) Kelly, three great-grandchildren, Ashley Slusser, Chance Barritt, and Lauren Slusser, a sister June (Don) Allis, sister-in-law Jean and numerous nieces and nephews and his faithful dog Toby. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Madalyn Collins and Hazel Puckett and a brother Gerald Moore.
Please join the family to share your memories of Max at the visitation which will be on Friday, March 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Graveside services will be on Saturday, March 28 at 10 a.m. at the Deay Cemetery, 700-798 East 2300 Road, Eudora, KS 66025 (six miles south and one mile east of Eudora on the southwest corner). The Family suggests contributions be made to Gentiva Hospice, 8735 Rosehill Rd, Suite 200, Lenexa, KS 66215.
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