Frank M. Moore

Jan. 29, 1926-June 8, 2024


Frank M. Moore, 98, passed away peacefully Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Whitlock Place.

He was born Jan. 29, 1926, at Waveland, to Willie and Esther (Hood) Moore. Frank married Lyda “Lucy” McMahan on Aug. 21, 1948, in Crawfordsville, spending 74 loving years together until her passing in 2022.

He was a graduate of Darlington High School, Class of 1944. He served in the US Army Air Force with the #509 Bomb Squadron during World War II. He worked at RR Donnelley, retiring in 1982 after 38 years. Frank was a member of the Crawfordsville American Legion, Post 72.

Frank had a lifetime love for Indiana University basketball and Chicago Cubs, finally getting to see them win a World Series! He enjoyed gardening, playing euchre with his good friends at Whitlock place and spending time with Leo, River and Grayson.

Frank is survived by daughters, Brenda Cox of Lees Summit, Missouri, and Becky O’Hair (Ernie) of Crawfordsville; three grandchildren, Sara Strickland (Brian) of Lees Summit, Eric O’Hair (CJ) of Crawfordsville and Kenzie Blackburn (Rob) of Clinton; and five great-grandchildren, Leo and River O’Hair, Grayson Blackburn and Zach and Gavin Cox.

He was preceded in death by wife Lucy; parents; son-in-law Dave Cox; brother James Moore; sisters, Edna Krukewitt and Wilma Paddack; sister-in-law Nora Moore; and brothers-in-law, Barton Paddack and John Krukewitt.

Thank you to the Whitlock staff and Viaquest staff for the great care of this wonderful man.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 13 at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at noon. Burial will follow at Oak Hill North Cemetery with military honors presented by the United States Army.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Frank’s memory to the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County, 1104 Big Four Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.

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