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Edna Moore

Addienile Edna Moore, lifelong Okmulgee resident, died Friday afternoon, February 22, 2008 at her home. She as 93 years of age. Mrs. Moore was born May 22, 1914 to Eugene and Willie Gorden and was raised on a dairy farm north of Okmulgee. She graduated from Preston High School where she was on the State Championship Basketball Team in 1930. She was the granddaughter of George Evans, the first mayor of Okmulgee. She retied in 2004 as bookkeeper of the Senior Center. She married John R. Moore on August 1, 1950 in Okmulgee. Mrs. Moore enjoyed crocheting, cross stitch, yard work, motorcycles, basketball, horses, dancing, western movies, and she loved the Lord. She was a member of Crosstown Pentecostal Holiness Church and formerly a member of the Okmulgee Round Up Club. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sons, Hurley Duwayne and James Gorden, sisters, Mary Harley, Oma Massey and Billy Jean Beasley, and brothers, Milton Gorden and Albert Aurther Gorden. Survivors include her daughter, Marquieta Payne and her husband Bill of Okmulgee, two sons, Marion Massey and wife Beverly of Okmulgee and Kirk (Buddy Moore) Massey and wife Donna of Tulsa, granddaughter, Linda Bacon and husband Ken of Okmulgee and two grandsons, Allen Massey of Tulsa and Michael Massey and wife Sue of Tulsa, three great granddaughters, Melissa Hanshaw of Pawhuska, Amy Massey of Tulsa, and Karissa Massey of Tulsa, great grandson, Daniel Raasch of Okmulgee and her great great grandchildren, Hannah Hanshaw of Pawhuska, Elijah Hanshaw of Pawhuska and Kyndall Brown of Tulsa. Funeral services will be held 10:00 A.M. Monday, February 25, 2008 at the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Dale Hunnicutt officiating. Interment will follow in the Okmulgee Cemetery under the direction of the McClendon-Winters Funeral Home of Okmulgee. Friends may visit from 1-8 P.M. on Sunday. Online condolences may be sent at