C.A. Moore


CA mugClark “C.A.” Moore, 83 of Butler, Missouri passed away November 9, 2014 at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Thursday, November 13, 2014 at the Butler Presbyterian Church in Butler, Missouri with Pastor Mari Lyn Jones officiating. Visitation will be prior to services from 1-2 PM at the church. In fitting tribute, the funeral procession for C.A. Moore will pass around the Butler Square to his favorite music on the P.A. system en route to Oak Hill Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to the Butler Presbyterian Church or Bates County Historical Society. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.

Clark A. “C.A.” Moore was born December 21, 1930 in Hume, Missouri, son of Clark A., Sr. and Beatrice Mildred (Gunset) Moore. He was a 1948 graduate of Butler High School and was united in marriage to Anna Louise Winegardner on November 23, 1950 in the Butler Presbyterian Church.

C.A. worked in the newspaper profession all of his life. He was a longtime member of the Butler Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Alan; a sister, Donna Jean (Moore) Lisle and her husband, Bob. He is survived by his wife, Anna Moore of Butler; son Evin Moore and daughter-in-law June of Kansas City; daughter Julie Ann Dye of Garland, Texas; grandchildren Ashley Dickerson and Blake Dye, also of Garland, and adopted granddaughter Lee Anna Schowengerdt; and sister-in-law Karol Winegardner of Manhattan, Kansas; as well as nieces, nephews and cousins.


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27 thoughts on “C.A. Moore

  1. I have had the honor of having CA as my very dear friend for so many years. He will be missed very much by all of Bates County. God has gained a great Christian in heaven one who will spread as much joy there as he did here on earth. The dandelions will continue to bloom and they will always remind me of CA and all the fun that he, Anne and I have shared over those yellow flowers.

  2. I will always remember seeing his smiling face with camera in hand at the Hume Fair. He was truly an amazing man. Lots of faith and prayers to all his friends and family.

  3. Ann and family, Our most sincere condolences on your loss. We have many fond memories of C.A. We’ve never heard a bad word said about him. That, along with many other things is a legacy to be
    proud of. God bless you. RIP C.A.

  4. Bates County has lost a remarkably dedicated man. He was professional, energetic, and always willing to assist community endeavors. My condolences to his family.

  5. Sympathy, prayers and understanding at this time of loss. C.A. will be missed. He was always friendly and funny too. One time he told me to tell my mother (Dorothy Finkle McCullough) that he had checked out the age of the bricks on the Butler square and he was as old as they were! He and mom were good friends. Mom lived in Hume at that time and was always interested in Bates County history, having been born in Worland. She was older than C.A. and died about six years ago. I will miss C.A. as we often saw each other at news events, as fellow reporters. He never failed to ask about my family and how we all were doing and how things were in Adrian that didn’t pertain to news but simply our common interests. Remembering you all in my prayers. Love in Christ, Sharon Kiesel

  6. Deepest sympathy to Anne, Julie and Evan. C.A. has been a part of my life since birth, working with dad at the Bates County Democrat and Bates County New Headliner, and in the Presbyterian Church choir. Still working until almost age 84, it seemed like he was going to be with us forever.

  7. We are sorry for the loss of a Super Friend. I have know him for about 55 years and have spent a lot of time with him talking about the Old Bates County Days……All true stories????????? I hope so. His family and C.A. were long time friends of the Clark Family in Butler. I know he is in Heaven telling true stories with all his family and long time friends. God bless him and all the family. From a Old Pal, Terrel Jamett Clark “Terry”

  8. A Celtic Blessing for C.A. & his family. May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. May the rain fall soft upon your field, and until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of his hand.. We will miss you. Frieda L. Clark RN & Terry J. Clark

  9. C.A. was such a huge part of Butler and Bates County!! He was truly a nice man to all who knew him and will be missed by all

  10. I will always remember how much fun we had working on the newspaper from it’s very start. Lots of long evenings and hard work, but always fun time also. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with the entire family.

  11. Ann, it won’t be the same without his item in the paper. I look for it every week. I guess I thought he would live forever. So sorry to hear this. I will let Shanda and Snider know. Love to you Ann and your family.

  12. Dear Ann and Evin, I was so sorry to hear about C.A. I will never forget how much he helped fill a void in my young life when my Dad passed away. Alan and Evin were such special friends of mine growing up, too. I’ll always remember what a kind and caring man C.A. was to all of us. He was there for my family in our time of need. He will be dearly missed by so many people around Butler. Just know that we will be thinking of you and keeping you and your family in our prayers. God Bless You!

  13. C.A. had been a part of Butler history for all of my life. Always had a smile for everyone. Thank you Mr Moore for all you did for Butler, Mo. To his family sorry for your loss but thank you for sharing him with all of us.

  14. Dear Ann & family;
    Our deepest sympathy goes out to you all in this loss of such a fine man. We’ll miss many things about him. May you all cherish and hold dear the many fine times and fun you had with him while he was here on earth. PTL you will see him again some day in Heaven above.

  15. C.A.and I shared birthdays 4 days apart, ,both in Dec.and 1930 thus ..having known and deeply appreciated our ongoing friendship for 70yrs plus .always a joy any time spent with him. Our thots and prayers to Anna and family. Charles & Betty Champlin

  16. C.A. was always very pleasant to talk to. I would run into him at various businesses around butler and made me smile. I enjoyed talking to him and he will be missed dearly. God bless to his family!

  17. Condolences to the entire family. A good citizen, stand-up man, friend to all, loved his family. A true loss for the community. A sad time, but a great life. Thank you Mr. Moore.

  18. Our condolences to the entire Bates Co family for the loss of this iconic man that will be so missed from this community. I also have fond memories of growing up in Butler and CA was synonymous with Butler community. Have enjoyed reading the Butler paper and news stories for years and always look forward to reading CAs word of wisdom. Janelle Clark Schultz

  19. For all of my growing up years in Butler there was C.A. On the Square, in the newspaper office, at church, writing the headlines and capturing life and the goings on in Bates County. He was a moral compass in our community. And, true, you didn’t want your name in The Paper for anything bad. Yet along with the news there was always the small town connective tissue that was, and I hope will still be, such a part of what C.A. kept alive and well. Big shoes to fill for those who will carry on. Rest in Peace well deserved for such a good man. My condolences to Ann and the rest of the family.

  20. I am so sorry to hear of C.A.’s passing. I just recently visited with him while entertaining at the Hume Fair. He was such a great man. I met him several years ago in Butler and always enjoyed visiting with him. I am just learning of his passing, my thoughts and prayers to all of the family. What a wonderful man and feel blessed to have known him. Rest in Peace my dear friend.

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