Mary Ella Moore, 83, of Topeka, passed away on Thursday, July 1, 2021. She was born August 11, 1937 in Abilene, Kansas, the daughter of Patrick W. and Katherine Marie (Dawson) Orender.
Mary graduated from Abilene High School. She was employed by AT&T for 33 years before retiring. She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers Club. She was of the Catholic Faith.
Mary married Terrell “Terry” Moore on October 29, 1982 in Topeka. He survives of the home. Other survivors include children, Rodney “Rudy” (Becky) Nicely of Salina, one granddaughter, Kendra, two great-grandsons, Creighton and Kroy, and her brothers, Patrick E. (Joan) Orender of Port St. Lucie, Florida and William “Bill” M. (Patty) Orender of Wichita, Kansas.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents and her niece, Mary Elizabeth Orender.
Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 9, 2021 at Dove Southeast Chapel, 2843 SE Minnesota Ave. Private inurnment will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Disabled American Veterans, 5500 East Kellogg, Room 112, Wichita, Kansas 67218.
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