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Mary Jane Moorman

August 22, 1946October 3, 2020
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On Saturday, October 3, 2020, Mary Jane Moorman (74) of Springfield, IL moved on to her heavenly home. She was a Godly woman who loved the Lord and her family and set an example for her children and grandchildren that will lead them all their lives. Mary Jane was born in Kansas City, MO, August 22, 1946 the daughter of Eugene C. and Nettie J. (Burton) Robinson III. She married Gilbert W. Moorman, September 16, 1967 in Harrisonville, MO and he survives.

Also surviving are her children: Amy (husband J.T.) Moorman Britton, Chad (wife Jenifer Denise) Moorman, both of Sherman, IL, and Adam (wife Cheryl) Moorman of Tampa, FL. She has seven grandchildren: Alicia, Thomas and Jackson Britton, Drake, Dawson, and Camille Moorman and Gavyn Gregory. A step-brother, Bill (wife Becky) Rook of O’Fallon, IL, a step-sister, Barb (husband Al) Dietrich of Overland Park, KS, several nieces, nephews and cousins, including John Burton of Running Springs, CA, Claudia George of Castle Rock, CO and Gayle Johnson of Clinton, MO who were like sisters to her.

Her parents preceded her in death.

Mary Jane served as a speech therapist with the Sangamon Area Special Education District for many years. She was a faithful and active member of Cherry Hills Church, and a facilitator of their “First Place 4 Health” ministry. She was also a member of the PEO Sisterhood, Alpha Phi Sorority, and the Springfield Crafts and Ceramics Club.

From a young age Mary Jane was involved in Bible drill, hiding God’s word in her heart. Learning God’s word helped equip her for involvement in youth ministry, women’s Bible study and serving with her husband Gil as life group leaders, where her gift of hospitality flourished. That hospitality was also evident as they opened their home to individuals and couples who needed a safe and healthy place to live while working through difficult times in their lives. She also ensured a warm and welcoming environment for missionaries that were home for itineration. Although she was trained at helping people with their speech, her kind actions for others was the way she spoke the loudest. Mary Jane truly lived as the hands and feet of Jesus, impacting the countless lives of so many. Perhaps best described by her grandchildren they said she was kind, compassionate, a servant, good decision maker, peaceful and faithful. The family is comforted knowing she has now heard the eternal words of her savior Jesus Christ, “Well done, good and faithful servant”.

The immediate family will greet extended family and friends at a memorial visitation on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Cherry Hills Church, 2125 Woodside Rd., Springfield, IL from 9:00 am until 10:45 am. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 am at the church with Pastor Jeff Nelson officiating. CDC guidelines will be observed regarding COVID-19 protocols (wearing of masks at all times/social distancing) and allowing no more than 200 guests at one time. There will be a private inurnment in Old Salem Cemetery, outside of Springfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cherry Hills Church Care Ministry 2125 Woodside Rd. Springfield, IL 62711, or to the PEO Program for Continuing Education.

Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.

Arrangements are in the care of Bisch Funeral Home West. 217-544-5424


  • Eugene Clarence Robinson III, Father (deceased)
  • Nettie Jane (Burton) Robinson, Mother (deceased)
  • Gilbert W. Moorman, Husband
  • Amy Moorman Britton (Husband J.T.Britton), Daughter
  • Chad Moorman (Wife-Jenifer Denise Moorman), Son
  • Adam Moorman (Wife-Cheryl Moorman), Son
  • Alicia Britton, Granddaughter
  • Thomas Britton, Grandson
  • Jackson Britton, Grandson
  • Drake Moorman, Grandson
  • Dawson Moorman, Grandson
  • Camille Moorman, Granddaughter
  • Gavyn Gregory, Grandson
  • Bill Rook (Wife-Becky), Step-Brother
  • Barb Dietrich (Husband-Al), Step-Sister
  • There are several nieces, nephews and cousins, including John Burton of Running Springs, CA, Claudia George of Castle Rock, CO and Gayle Johnson of Clinton, MO who were like sisters to her.

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  • Cherry Hills Church Care Ministry


  • Memorial Visitation

    Saturday, October 10, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, October 10, 2020


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Darlene Hochmuth

October 13, 2020

I was saddened to hear of MaryJane's death. She was truly a caring and kind person, and dedicated to helping her students and co-workers at Virden Elem (North Mac) School. Her work in education and her church will be missed.

Greg & Lisa Crocher

October 11, 2020

Gil, Amy, Chad, Adam and families ~ Our hearts pain and we share your sorrow with Mary Jane’s passing. We pray you sense and feel the Lord’s presence during this painful time.
Greg & Lisa

Kathy Boatmsn

October 9, 2020

Gilbert and family, My heart breaks for the sadness of Mary Janes passing. I pray you will be surrounded by the love and strength of our Heavenly Father as well as the love of family and friends. Your RPHS classmate, Kathy

Sharon Fainter

October 8, 2020

Mary Jane and I shared many good times while watching our grandsons play football. Such a pleasant and fun loving woman. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her and I am so sorry to hear that she passed. But Heaven gained an angel when she crossed over.

Pat Taft

October 8, 2020

Amy & family,
Ed and I were so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Please know that we are sending warm thoughts your way and wishing you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Take good care.
Ed & Pat Taft

Larry & Karen Ladd

October 8, 2020

We were shocked and saddened to hear the news of Mary Jane's death. Our prayers and sincere sympathy are with Gil and all the family.

Larry and I were part of the Christian Marriage Ministry in Springfield many years ago, and have deep respect and admiration for the faith they both shared with others so well.

Love and God's blessings,

Larry and Karen Ladd

Janet Craynon

October 8, 2020

I have wonderful memories of young adult Bible study groups with Gil and Mary Jane while they attended Springfield Southern Baptist Church. She was a sincere Bible scholar and an excellent young wife and mother. I delighted in sharing memories as we had opportunity for visits as we encountered each other in Springfield. I offer my prayers for Gil and the children and grandchildren and they deal with this sudden tragic loss.

Nancy (Kelly) Leimkuhler

October 8, 2020

Lyle and I were high school friends with Mary Jane, and have good memories of those years with her. I especially remember going to her house after football and basketball games, along with some of the other girls to change out of pep clothes into clothes to wear to the dances at the Youth Center. Sometimes, we had slumber parties at her house after the dances were over! Great memories of our high school years with Mary Jane. Of course, as the years went by, we only saw Mary Jane at class reunions. But, she always came! She was a kind and sweet person. She will be missed. Our condolences to her husband and their lovely family.❤️

Lori Vigano

October 7, 2020

As a child and a young adult I traveled with my mother, JoAnn Hanks Vigano to see my Aunt, Uncle and cousins (The Holtman’s) from St. Louis. Mary Jane was part of the family and many times was there when we visited. She truly was one of the sweetest and loving people I have ever met. So sorry for your loss. RIP

Jim Walker

October 7, 2020

Gil and family,

It was always a pleasure running into you both, seeing Mary Jane's wonderful smile, and catching up. You are all in my thoughts and Prayers during this difficult time.

Jim Walker


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