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Aug 11, 1955


A chronic heart condition resulted in the sudden death of Mrs. Katharine Walter Moore, 65, wife of Fred T. Moore an East Black township farmer at 7:30 p.m. Saturday  (6 Aug 1955).


Mrs. Moore was fatally stricken as she checked out food purchases in the Kroger store.  Her husband was waiting for her outside the food store.


Ill for two years of heart disease and high blood pressure she  had responded well to medical treatment in the last two weeks and her passing was very unexpected.


The body is at the Short-Niehaus Funeral Home chapel and will remain there through the funeral service set for 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Short-Niehaus chapel.  Burial will be in Bellefontaine cemetery.


Rev. J. Kenneth Forbes, minister of First Methodist Church of which the deceased was a member, will be the officiating clergyman.  Mrs. Moore was a former member of the Women's Society of Christian Service of Society of Christian Service of First Church but illness had caused her to discontinue affiliation with church and other organization.  She continued to maintain her membership in Black Township Community Home Demonstration Club.


Surviving are the husband, a civic and Farm Bureau leader of many years; a daughter, Mrs. Foster H. Tolliver, New Harmony; a grandson, Robert Allen Tolliver, and a sister, Mrs. Charles Schisler, West Black township.  A brother, Herman T. Walter, died about two years ago.


Mrs. Moore was a native of and had spent her entire life in Black township.  She was a daughter of Harman Walter and Louisa Katharine Williams Walter.


She and her husband observed their 44th wedding anniversary last Tuesday, 37 of which had been spent at the one home site northeast of Mt. Vernon.


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers