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“My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. I am happy for Burton for he was released from a body that was mortal and is now with...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Judy Boyer - Excelsior Spring, MO

“I was saddened to hear of Burton's passing. I will always remember him as a kind and good-natured man. My thoughts and sympathy are with Hattie and...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Dale Becker - Polson, MT

“Hattie & Family,So sorry that you have lost Burton. My fondest memories of your family start the summer that you went back to college. You & Burton...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Carol Timm - Council Bluffs, IA

“My sympathy and concern to the Moores Family. My thoughts are with you during this time of loss. Barbara Summerfield Hanny ”
4 of 23 | Posted by: Barbara Hanny - Omaha, NE

“We are so very sorry we weren't able to attend services. Our hearts go out to you. Burton was always friendly with everyone and would jump in to help...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: John and Evonne Sherer - IA

“We send our condolences to the family during this time of grief, and pray for comfort for all of you. Burton was a special person, and leaves many ...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Norval & Jane Netsch - Windsor, MO

“Mike and Family so sorry for the loss of your father. Thankful for the hope i know he had/has in Christ. Your family is in our prayersEric Koenig ”
7 of 23 | Posted by: Eric Koenig - Friend

“Our sympathies and love to the family. ”
8 of 23 | Posted by: Jerry & Barb Sherer - Oak Grove, MO

“Hattie and family, sendlng love and hope to you at this time. The memories I have make me smile. Blessings of peace as you bear this burden of...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Jeannine Ward - West Des Moines, IA

“Hattie and family, words cannot express the sadness hearing of Burton's passing. Such a wonderful, caring man who had a smile one could never forget....Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: penny Kill (Dunn) - kansas city, KS

“Hattie and family, We are so sorry to hear of Burton's passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all.Rick and Marcia Morrison ”
11 of 23 | Posted by: Marcia Morrison - Lebanon, MO

“Dear Hattie and family,I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Burton. When Denny & I began to plan our wedding I asked him if he had anyone he...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Connie Argotsinger - Macon, MO

“Hattie & Family, our hearts are with you in this time of sadness, change and celebration. We'll certainly miss that twinkle in the eye, quick smile,...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Dave and Linda Anderson - MN

“Hattie and family, Aaron, Alicia and I are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Burton was a wonderful man that will be greatly missed by...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Amy Jones Mefferd - IA - Friend

“I was SO sorry and surprised to hear about Burton's passing. I will really miss him when I come back there in May when I would see him at the...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Corlys Mullenix - West Jordan, UT

“Hattie and Family I was so sorry to hear of Burton's passing. Please know I am thinking of you. ”
16 of 23 | Posted by: Shirley Reynolds Winkler - Omaha, NE

“I am very sorry to hear that Burton has passed. Hattie you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I know you are rock solid in your faith...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Randy Argotsinger - Urbandale, IA

“Dear Hattie and family - I am so sorry for your loss. Anyone who knew Burton will feel that loss. Thank you for sharing him. My prayers are with...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Donna (Mann) Barry - IA - Friend

“So Very Very Sorry. Burton Always A Smiled. Prayers , Love and Hugs ! ”
19 of 23 | Posted by: PATTY & TOM NIEDERMYER - Magnolia, IA

“so sorry to hear this news Hattie and burton has been friends for a very long time love you both and Hattie and family you are in my prayers and...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: sandy tietsort allmon - omaha, NE

“I can't express enough the sadness felt because of the loss of Burton. He was a great person, and will be greatly missed. God Bless his family. RIP...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Alice Gurney - Council Bluffs, IA

“What a great guy!! I'm sure he will be missed, but what great memories of a man who lived life the way it was supposed to be lived. We're all better...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Ron & Sue Hood - Omaha, NE

“Moores Family-- I'm so very sorry to get this news. I have so many wonderful memories of Burton as I was growing up. Mostly of his singing, and...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Marilyn (Nielsen) Standerford - NE


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Burton Dean Moores was born January 28, 1932, to Alma Edith (Browning) and E. R. "Dick" Moores on the family farm southeast of Woodbine. The family eventually moved into Woodbine, where Burton started school in the first grade. The family returned to the farm when Burton was in 7th grade, so he completed 7th and 8th grade at Meadow Brook Country School. Burton finished school and graduated with the Woodbine High School class of 1949. Burton proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy as a Radarman during the Korean War from January 1950 to May of 1953. Most of his time was aboard the U.S.S. Badoeng Strait which was a small aircraft carrier. Burton married Hattie Jean Harper on December 26, 1954. After several different jobs over the years, Burton was offered employment with the Harrison County REC. Burton worked there for over 29 years retiring at the age of 62. Burton often told Hattie how blessed he was to get to work with such good people! It was like a big happy family!

Burton was baptized in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in 1954 and was ordained to the office of Priest of the Aaronic Order in 1976. He served in this capacity for the rest of his life. Burton's passions were God and Christ, and his family was a close second. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing baseball. He also enjoyed attending his children's and grandchildren's activities whenever possible. Burton sang for many funerals and weddings. He was grateful that God gave him that talent that he could bring a ministry of music to many families. He also served over 20 years on the Woodbine Fire Department and was a Charter member of the Woodbine Noteables.

Burton died on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at his home in Woodbine, Iowa at the age of 85 years, one month and eight days.

Burton was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dessie Darlene Moores; brother, Wilbur Romaine Moores; and two sisters-in-law, Helen (Poe) Moores and Yvonne (Johnson) Moores. He is survived by his wife, Hattie Moores of Woodbine, Iowa; four children, Jeffrey (Suzanne) Moores of Naperville, Illinois, Pamela (Paul) McKinney of Trabuco Canyon, California, Brenda (Joe) Williams of Independence, Missouri and Michael (Tracy) Moores of Lake Lotawana, Missouri; 14 grandchildren; brother, Gale Moores of Council Bluffs, Iowa; and many other relatives and friends.