DeAnn Moore 1939-2018
DeAnn Johnston Moore, 77, of Mission Hills, passed away on Jan. 17, 2018, due to complications with Alzheimer’s disease at Brighton Gardens in Prairie Village.
She was born on May 20, 1939, in Kansas City, Mo. Her parents were Dorothy Schanze and Delbert Canote. She was married to N.K. “Sam” Moore of Holton on April 23, 1960.
DeAnn was a graduate of Shawnee Mission (North) High School, class of 1957, and attended Kansas State University (KSU). Along with being a loving homemaker, DeAnn worked part-time at the Jones Store Company in Prairie Village, where she worked as a buyer earlier in her life.
When Sam opened his own real estate brokerage, Sam Moore and Company Realtors, DeAnn supervised the daily management of the business. After Sam’s merger with JD Reece, DeAnn obtained her real estate license and began working as an agent for JD Reece at the time.
DeAnn was a member of the Kappa Delta sorority, served as a deacon for the Village Church and was a member of the Kansas City Art Institute Paletteers support organization. She was a member of the KSU President’s Club, Ahearn Club, Land Grant Society and served on the KSU Foundation Board of Trustees with Sam.
DeAnn is survived by Sam, her husband of 57 years; sons David J. Moore of Prairie Village and Derek E. Moore of Roeland Park; and sisters Elaine (Johnston) Price, Lynda (Johnston) Flanders of Overland Park and Donna (Canote) Gillispie of Kimberling City, Mo.
Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 at Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66204. Celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 26 at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208. Interment will be held in Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa, with a reception to immediately follow at Overland Park Chapel
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Alzheimer’s Society, Paralyzed Veterans or Wayside Waifs.