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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2012 1:15 am

James B. Moore

March 3, 1941-Sept. 12, 2012

Mr. James B. Moore, 71, Crawfordsville, passed away peacefully at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday in his home.

He was born March 3, 1941, in Tolono, Ill., to Marion C. and Aileen (Bauman) Moore. He was married to Elayne Dickerson; also Kita Rose Johnson and Ramona Joy Vincent. He was currently engaged to Patti Perkins, Crawfordsville. She survives.

Mr. Moore was the founder and owner for 40 years of Central Indiana Rubber Products Inc. of Crawfordsville. He was a graduate of Unity High School, Tolono, Ill.; attended Wabash College, where he was a Sigma Chi Fraternity member; and graduated from University of Illinois. He was an Army veteran, having served in Germany.

His memberships included the American Legion Post #72; Crawfordsville Country Club; Rocky Ridge Golf Club, where he was an avid golfer; International Falls, Minn. Elks Club;Pheasants Forever; Moose Lodge; and he was a pilot.

In addition to his fiancee, Patti, he is survived by his daughters, Rachael E. Moore, Crawfordsville, and Rebecca A. (Aaron) Benge, Waynetown; sister Tonna (John) Laketk, Batavia, Ill.; grandchildren, Elijah Crowder, Lily Riggen, Luke Benge, Ethan Chezem, Noah Benge, Esther Benge and Zedekiah Benge; close friends, Todd Douglas and James Curry; and his special dogs, Ava and Bailey.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his former wife, Elayne Dickerson Harvey.

Cremation was selected with a memorial service to be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Wabash College Chapel, with Dr. John Pettigrew officiating. The family will greet friends 1:30-4 p.m. Sunday at the Wabash College Chapel. Powers-Priebe Funeral Home, Crawfordsville, is assisting with arrangements.

Memorials may be sent to James Moore Animal Welfare League Fund, C/O Montgomery County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 334, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

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