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Obituary for Gladys Arlone Moore
Arlone (Parker) Moore, 89, of rural Guthrie Center, Iowa passed away October 28, 2016 at the Guthrie County Hospital in Guthrie Center. A private family graveside service will be held in honor of Arlone. Online condolences may be left at www.johnsonfamilyfuneralhome.com.
She was born in Bowman County North Dakota March 6, 1927 to Guy L. and Fern (Gardner) Parker. Arlone was the fifth child in a family of six.
Her early education was in a small village school in Haley North Dakota and during her fifth grade year her parents and younger brother moved to Guthrie County Iowa where she attended rural school until entering Guthrie Center High School in 1941. She graduated from Guthrie Center High School and Drake University.
In June of 1947 she married Odel J. Moore and to this union one son Rodrick was born. Arlone taught rural school for seven years, Menlo Community, and Stuart-Menlo School for a total of forty two years. She enjoyed her many students and enjoyed seeing them grow mentally as well as physically.
Arlone enjoyed travel and sightseeing in most of continental United States, nine countries in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Alaska. The two long trips to Washington D.C. while visiting her son who lived in Virginia and Delaware were very enlightening. She regretted the fact that she didn’t get inside the White house, but she really enjoyed her visits to the Smithsonian Museum and other government buildings. She often spoke of New Zealand as her favorite country and would like to have lived there because of the natural beauty, pleasant climate and beautiful native people.
After retiring she enjoyed reading, listening to music, dancing, gardening, and taking short walks. She often read as many as three or four books a week – she kept the local library busy. Arlone was baptized in the Methodist Church in Menlo as a young adult and was a member of the church circles. She served on the extension council, County Health board, and as a young mother served as Den Mother for the Scouts and Election Board. She helped with the 4-H and worked with her husband belonging to Polka Club and the Des Moines Fiddle Club. Though neither of them played music, they enjoyed listening to the fiddle players and the local music groups around the county.
Preceding her death are parents, Guy L. and Fern (Gardner) Parker, siblings; Dale S. Parker, Cecile (Parker) Stefanowicz, Glen L. Parker, Kitty Alma (Parker) Kasmicki, and also her husband Odel Moore and son Rodrick Moore. She is survived by many nieces and nephews as well as other relatives and friends all of whom will miss her greatly.