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Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12th Street, Fort Smith, AR

OBITUARY

Erma Jane Moore

November 7, 1927March 16, 2020
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Mrs. Erma Jane Bassett Moore peacefully passed away Monday, March 16, 2020 surrounded by her four children after a long and faithful life. She lived her life for her children and honored her Lord completely. Devoted to her husband for 65 years. She and her husband, the Dr. Trueman Moore, served as missionaries in Bangladesh for 15 years before coming home to finish raising their children in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Erma and her husband served many area churches in various capacities. She loved the Lord, loved the church, loved her children and grandchildren and loved her Bible.

She is survived by her adoring children: daughter, Dr. Trudy Moore of Fort Smith; sons, Reverend Willis Moore and wife Lee Ann of Odem, TX, Lee Moore and wife Lynda of Fort Smith, Jim Moore and wife Pam of Omaha, NB; two sisters, Normalee Wyatt of Seminole, FL and Patty Lett of Owasso, OK; six grandchildren, Justin Moore and wife Alecia, Jessica Pugh and husband Nathan, Nathan Moore, McKenzie Sharp and husband Spencer, Caroline Moore and Claire Moore; two great grandchildren, Harper Pugh and Graham Moore. Erma was preceded in death by her parents and her loving husband.

Visitation will be held at Oak Cliff Baptist Church, 1 PM, Friday, March 20, 2020 followed by a 2 PM service to celebrate her 92 years of a Godly life. Burial will follow the service at Liberty Cemetery in Greenwood, Arkansas, under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

The family would like to thank all of the wonderful caretakers at Brookdale Assisted Living and Fianna Hills Nursing Home who made her life so much easier and enjoyable.

Memorial contributions may be made to the International Mission Board, or Called to Care, Inc. Online condolences may be sent to www.edwardsfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Dr. Trueman Moore, Husband of 65 years (deceased)
  • Dr. Trudy Moore, Daughter
  • Reverend Willis Moore and wife Lee Ann, Son
  • Lee Moore and wife Lynda, Son
  • Jim Moore and wife Pam, Son
  • Orville & Gracie Bassett, Parents (deceased)
  • Normalee Wyatt, Sister
  • Patty Lett, Sister
  • Justin Moore and wife Alecia, Grandchild
  • Jessica Pugh and husband Nathan, Grandchild
  • Nathan Moore, Grandchild
  • McKenzie Sharp and husband Spencer, Grandchild
  • Caroline Moore, Grandchild
  • Claire Moore, Grandchild
  • Harper Pugh, Great Grandchild
  • Graham Moore, Great Grandchild
  • DONATIONS

  • International Mission Board
  • Called to Care, Inc

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Friday, March 20, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 20, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial

Memories

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Robert and Carolyn Gillson

March 19, 2020

Dear Moore Family,
What an incredible difference your family has made in the lives of our family.! We rejoice that your dear Mother is now reunited with her precious Trueman.
My earliest memory of Jane is seeing her teaching four-year olds with Iris Lilly. She was always involved in Music, especially playing the organ. I never remember being at church when she wasn't there.
We went on a Mission Trip to the Grand Canyon, where we slept in a tent together, with Lois Wade, for 10 days. Jane accepted all the challenges of that trip with grace. I remember her darning her stockings, the first time I had seen that being done.
We deeply regret not being able to come to the Memorial Service. We will be praying for all of you.

Jan Taylor

March 19, 2020

My first memories of Jane and Trueman are of coming to Greenwood when they were home from (what was then) East Pakistan, and First Baptist Church would have a reception for them. (I never knew exactly how we were related on my mother’s side, but I know it was through “Aunt Cybil Bassett.”) I knew from a young age they were very special folks because of their calling to live and serve there.
I will always treasure my latest memories of them, as well, and the privilege of studying the Bible with them during their years at Brookdale. There is a reminder in my phone to call them each Monday at 10:45 to remind them it’s time for Bible Study. I think I’ll leave it there to think of them each week and thank God again for their lives invested in His kingdom—here and abroad.
Much love to you, family!

Becky Denton

March 18, 2020

I loved Jane so much. She always had time to answer my 100 questions about being a young bride and young mother. Later in years Jane was in my Sr. Women’s Sunday School class. I could always count on her for a completely honest answer. I never knew what a great sense of humor she had until this time we shared in Sunday School. Jane is and always will be a priceless gem. I’m thankful our paths crossed.

Barbara Liles

March 18, 2020

Jane was one of the nicest ladies I have met. When we joined East Side Baptist Church in 1982, I met Jane in the choir. We sang alto in the choir for many years. We also got together and played piano duets and performed some of them during Sunday night services there at East Side. I will miss her sweet smile. When my daughter, Kathy, and I visited her in the hospital, she still had that smile.

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Biography

Mrs. Erma Jane Bassett Moore peacefully passed away Monday, March 16, 2020 surrounded by her four children after a long and faithful life. She lived her life for her children and honored her Lord completely. Devoted to her husband for 65 years. She and her husband, the Dr. Trueman Moore, served as missionaries in Bangladesh for 15 years before coming home to finish raising their children in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Erma and her husband served many area churches in various capacities. She loved the Lord, loved the church, loved her children and grandchildren and loved her Bible.

She is survived by her adoring children: daughter, Dr. Trudy Moore of Fort Smith; sons, Reverend Willis Moore and wife Lee Ann of Odem, TX, Lee Moore and wife Lynda of Fort Smith, Jim Moore and wife Pam of Omaha, NB; two sisters, Normalee Wyatt of Seminole, FL and Patty Lett of Owasso, OK; six grandchildren, Justin Moore and wife Alecia, Jessica Pugh and husband Nathan, Nathan Moore, McKenzie Sharp and husband Spencer, Caroline Moore and Claire Moore; two great grandchildren, Harper Pugh and Graham Moore. Erma was preceded in death by her parents and her loving husband.

Visitation will be held at Oak Cliff Baptist Church, 1 PM, Friday, March 20, 2020 followed by a 2 PM service to celebrate her 92 years of a Godly life. Burial will follow the service at Liberty Cemetery in Greenwood, Arkansas, under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home.

The family would like to thank all of the wonderful caretakers at Brookdale Assisted Living and Fianna Hills Nursing Home who made her life so much easier and enjoyable.

Memorial contributions may be made to the International Mission Board, or Called to Care, Inc. Online condolences may be sent to www.edwardsfuneralhome.com