Erma Moore 1924-2019

Erma Joyce Moore, 94, of Inman, formerly of Larkinburg, passed away Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Hospice House in Hutchinson.

She was born Oct. 10, 1924, in Atchison County, the daughter of Charles Leroy and Katie (Sauer) Montgomery.

Erma graduated from Effingham High School. She lived 85 years in the Larkinburg area, teaching at Star, Coal Creek and Camp Creek schools. She later taught Title 1 Reading for USD 377 and USD 430, also helping to maintain the family farm.

She was a member of the Larkinburg Christian Church, Holton Business Women, Jackson County Historical Society, Holton Hospital Auxiliary, Jackson County Friends of Hospice and Delta Kappa Gamma.

Erma married Kenneth Delloyd Moore; he preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 1966. She was also preceded in death by her son, Ora L. Moore; two sisters, Amy Smith and Dr. Lola Montgomery; and two brothers, Noel and Howard Montgomery.

Survivors include her daughter, Velda Schwarm (Mark) of Hutchinson; her granddaughter, Kellen Liebsch (Andrew) of Westmoreland; and two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Madelyn.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 11 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will follow in Larkinburg Cemetery. Family will greet friends one hour to service time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Topeka Rescue Mission or Stormont-Vail Foundation, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit


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Holton, KS 66436
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