Dorothy Cope Moore

December 26, 1925September 2, 2018

Dorothy Cope Moore, age 92, our beloved mother, grandmother and friend, left this world peacefully on Sunday, Sept 2, 2018. She will be greatly missed, but we can all rejoice that she went home to be with Jesus. A longtime member of Grace Polaris Church, she was modest and caring, living by faith in God, and willing to help anyone in need or who just needed a good listening to. With the strength of the Lord, she overcame many challenges in her life, while remaining steadfastly faithful and an inspiration to others. Our family will miss her dearly, but we take comfort that she is in a better place, in the company of many loved ones who have gone on before her. We thank you all for your prayers and good wishes. Dottie was born at home in West Chester, PA and raised in the Quaker faith. After the death of both parents early in life, she grew up in Detroit, MI in the care of her maternal Aunt and Uncle, Dora and Clinton Mills, MD. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Nursing in 1944 from Wayne State University and Henry Ford Hospital as a U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps RN, and went on to study psychology at the University of Maryland many years later. Her compassion and empathy for the sick, injured, handicapped or needy was put to good use in all facets of nursing occupations over her career as a Hospital Ward Nurse, Clinic Nurse, Home Visiting Nurse, School/Camp Nurse, Psych Ward Nurse and others. Dottie supported her first husband Jack Harold Hutchison, and raised their three children, while moving frequently over a 30 year period to follow his educational pursuits and career across the country including living in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Illinois, territory of Alaska, New Mexico, Iowa, Ohio, and Maryland. Her second marriage to Roger A. Moore, Sr later in life was a perfect match. After retirement, they continued to work hard together during their golden years, moving from Columbus, OH to Albuquerque, NM because the Lord led them to support the Grace Brethren Navajo Mission and School for over a decade. Finally they retired to Franklin, TN until Roger's passing in 2000. Eventually, Dottie returned to Columbus, OH to be closer to her family and church friends. She was devoted to church and community service wherever she lived. Dottie's family deeply appreciates the outstanding support and care provided in her final years by Worthington Christian Village; the peaceful care offered at the Inn at Bear Trail during her final days; and most of all to the awesome care and timely response from every single member of the team at Capital City Hospice of Columbus, OH. Dottie is survived by her older sister Anne Raddatz of Decatur, IL and close cousin Andy Mills of Lower Gwynedd, PA; as well as her three children: Col James Hutchison (Peggy) of O'Fallon, IL, Marian Hutchison of Westerville, OH, and Robert Hutchison (Vicki) of Westerville, OH and step son Roger Moore, Jr of Aztec, NM; and 9 grandchildren, and many great grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews; along with many loving church friends. She was preceded in death by her husbands Jack and Roger, as well as her older brothers Andrew P. Cope and William T. Cope; and step daughter Christie Moore. Visitation will begin on Sunday, Sept 16, 2018 at 2pm followed by a Celebration of Life service at 3:30pm at Grace Polaris Church, 8225 Worthington-Galena Road, Westerville, OH, 43081 with Pastor Jim Custer. Arrangements by Halteman Fett & Dyer Funeral Home, Lancaster, OH. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Dorothy Moore's memory to Grace Polaris Church, 8225 Worthington-Galena Road, Westerville, OH 43081 via the website link:


  • Visitation Sunday, September 16, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, September 16, 2018
  • Burial Monday, September 17, 2018

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Charles & Debra McCloud

September 14, 2018

So sorry for your loss. She is i a better place and is at peace. It is hard losing a parent. Cherish your memories and you will be in our thoughts and prayers, especially in the next several weeks. Love you all, Deb, Chuck, and fam. (Dottie's son, Jim's sister-in-law)

Mildred Wenzel

September 14, 2018

Dear Jim, Peggy and family. Its hard to lose a parent no matter the age or circumstances. We have the promise of eternal life with our Savior though assuring us that we will see our loved ones again. During this time of separation I pray for for comfort and peace for all of you. With love, Mom Wenzel (Jim's mother-in-law)

Vicki DeArmey

September 12, 2018

My husband, Larry, and I knew Dottie over the many years when we would return on home ministries from France. Dottie was always ready to greet us with her beautiful smile and asking how she could pray for us. I got to know Dottie in a more personal way these last few years. Knowing more about her and her life truly showed me what a servant of God is. Her trust in the Lord’s goodness never wavered as she walked this life with Him. I know Dottie is smiling down from heaven. She is truly home now!

Dino Butler

September 9, 2018

My name is Dino Butler. I am Navajo (Dine') Indian and I was a student at the school that Mrs. Dottie Moore served at for many years. I was blessed to be able to know her in the years following my time at the school and she was certainly one of the kindest, loving, and most generous person that every crossed my path. In a word, she was Jesus to us. Though many said that they cared about the students that were there, she was the rare person who truly lived that out and made us feel cared for in a personal way. She took the time to know me personally, and I was grateful that she spent the time to get to know me and walk with me through many of the struggles that come with being Native American in America. I am forever grateful to her for her love and her sacrifice for me, my family, and for all those students she knew. We mourn with you for your loss, but I am grateful to the Lord Jesus Christ that she is reunited with her loved ones in heaven, and rejoice in the home going of a tremendous servant of God. "Well done, good and faithful servant," and thank you for giving your life away for your Savior and for all of us who were impacted by your life........until then.......


September 9, 2018

My family and I are deeply saddened to hear of Grandma's passing. Grandma Moore, as we so affectionately called her, was a kind, gentle and generous soul. I first met her when she was the school nurse and librarian at the Mission. Later I reconnected with her in Albuquerque where we developed a wonderful and lasting friendship. My fondest memories of her are around the table for meals. We shared many a story and lots of laughter. Thank you for sharing a picture of her smiling. I will always remember her just the way she is pictured. Our deepest condolences to the family. Until we meet again, Grandma!

-Michael & Lucille Rivas (your ABQ family)

Marian Hutchison

September 7, 2018

Dottie - Mom - she was my role model, my mentor, my teacher, my care giver. She was my best friend ever. It is your time to rest, Mom, after caring for so many, for so long. I love you forever and always.
Your daughter,

Mark & Nancy Barkema

September 7, 2018

Dottie was such a warm, tender, loving woman who loved our Lord and family. I have fond memories of her peeling apples and not wasting one single bit. Reminded me so much of Grandma Grace. Hang on to all these memories as that's what gives us peace. We will meet again. Our sympathy and Love, Mark & Nancy (Peggy's sister and brother-in-law)