March 26, 1928 - June 21, 2012
Mary A. Moore, 84, Kokomo, passed away at 5:37 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2012, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. She was born March 26, 1928, to John and Carmella (Delaporta) Musto in Nicholson, Pa. Mary was one of eight children in this loving Italian family. On Jan. 7, 1950, she married Charles “Charlie” H. Moore in Indiana. Together they raised Rebecca, Sherry and John.
She had attended a Catholic School in Peru, but graduated from Peru High School in 1945.
Mary lived with her husband in many cities in Indiana during their life together, but she primarily resided in Tipton and Kokomo. She enjoyed a place on Freeman Lake for many years also.
Mary loved her family and was a devoted homemaker, wife and mother. She loved life and loved to spend time with her family and friends. She spent most of her time with her loving husband of 62 years, Charlie. They have had a lifetime of love together. She was a very special lady that loved to make people laugh and see them smile. She had a great sense of humor and a quick wit. She died from a short illness caused by a fall that broke her leg. She had battled many illnesses in her life. She is greatly loved and will be deeply missed by her family and friends. In her younger days, she loved to go antiquing and mushroom hunting, along with going out and vacationing with friends and family. She was a talented and wonderful cook that loved to make big dinners for her family and friends. Her life was always very social and active. She was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church.
Mary is survived by her husband of 62 years; Charles H. Moore, Kokomo; daughter, Sherry L. (Jimmie) Scott, Noblesville; son, John A. Hart, Richmond; grandsons, Charlie and Chase Scott, Noblesville, Caleb Wright, Arcadia, and Morgan Killebrew, Kokomo; brother, John (Jean) Musto, California; sister-in-law, Lillian Musto, Chicago; brother-in-law, Richard (Barbara) Moore, Danville; sister-in-law, Dorothy (Gene) Moore, Danville. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews all over the United States, and special friends, Tom and Judy Cooper, Battleground.
Mary was preceded in death by her daughter, Rebecca “Becky” Roberson; sisters, Carmella (Baby) Musto, Jean (Richard) Morris, and Lena (Charles) Klezics; brothers, Samual (Elizabeth) Musto, Patrick (Phyllis) Musto, and Paul Musto, along with her parents, Carmella Musto and John Musto.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ellers Mortuary, Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., with Father Joshua Bennett officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Peru. Friends may visit with the family from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the mortuary, with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m.
You are invited to read Mary’s obituary at www.ellersmortuary.com, where you may sign the guest book, share a personal message or order flowers for the family. Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements.