Betty Moore

1940 - 2013

Betty L. Moore, 73, of New Bloomfield, passed away Friday, September 20, 2013, at Boone Hospital in Columbia. She was born July 14, 1940, in Fulton, the daughter of the late Albert Lee and Ella Louise (Houf) Starkey. On May 11, 1982, she married Ricky Joe Moore in Fulton. Joe survives of the home. Betty enjoyed reading, flower gardening, crafts and bird watching. She worked as a press operator at Harbison Walker and AP Green. She also worked at the Shoe Factory and as a cook at Fulton State Hospital from which she retired in 2002. She is also survived by five sons, Lee Horine (Paula) of Millersburg, Greg Horine of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Dick Starkey (Jahnae) of Williamsburg, Hank Moore of Fulton, and Jeff Moore of New Bloomfield; five daughters, Vicki King (Don) of New Bloomfield, Jeanne Zelch (Dan) of Owensville, Christine Goff (Jeff) of Fulton, Charlene Bell (Chuck) of Kissimee, Fla., and Mary Ann Moore of Neoga, Ill.; 21 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles Starkey (Sandy) of Fulton; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at Debo Funeral Home in Fulton with Pastor Bruce Williamson and Youth Pastor Justin Davidson officiating. Burial will follow in Callaway Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of service. Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association, c/o Debo Funeral Home 833 Court St. Fulton, MO 65251. Condolences can be sent by visiting