Gloria Anne (Grove) Moore passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, September 1, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana at the age of 78. Gloria was born on February 25th, 1941 in Anderson, Indiana to parents John Morris Grove and Marian Augusta Dronberger, who both preceded her in death.
Gloria is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Gary Allen Moore, and their adoring children and grandchildren: Kristin Anne (Moore) Swansiger and husband Tim Swansiger and children Emily, Jordan and Casper; Heather Lynn (Moore) Dile and husband Jay Dile and their children Alex, Evan and Andrew; Ryan John Moore and his wife Sarah Moore and their children Amelia and Henry; Seth Allen Moore; Noelle Kaye (Moore) Wilson and her husband Herschel Wilson and their children Zoe, Zara and Zayda. Her beloved poodle, Sophie, also survives Gloria.
Growing up in Indiana, Gloria lived in Anderson, South Bend and Fort Wayne. She graduated from Northside High School in Fort Wayne and attended International Business College before meeting Gary at a local dance. They married on August 28, 1965 in Fort Wayne, and started their life together in Ohio before moving to Michigan and finally returning to settle down in the Indianapolis area.
Gloria served as a medical secretary and homemaker and enjoyed family, reading, cooking and all God's animals. Together with Gary, they raised five children. She was an extraordinary cook who each day prepared multi-course dinners from scratch for her family that always included a tasty dessert for those who finished their vegetables. Gloria had a brilliant mind (having graduated high school early), and was an avid reader. She possessed a strong faith and deep love for her entire family to whom she dedicated so much of her time. Her family carries with them her love, courage, resilience and compassion.
Gloria supported many wildlife and domestic animal causes. She adopted a retired greyhound and took in or rescued several animals over the years.
To honor Gloria's life, a visitation will be held on Friday, September 6 starting at 3:00 p.m. with a small service to occur at 6:00 p.m. in the Gothic Chapel at Crown Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery located at 700 West 38th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208. Attendees should enter the 34th Street entrance at the corner of Boulevard Place and 34th Street and continue straight to reach the Gothic Chapel.
In support of Gloria's love for animals, her family is requesting memorial donations in lieu of flowers to support the Best Friends Animal Society whose mission is to promote adoption from animal shelters rather than euthanasia. Donations can be made directly at https://tinyurl.com/gloriamoore
"There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings." - Hodding Carter
"Mother, Mom, Mommy, Mo -
You were a strong and loving mother, wife and grandmother. You were our matriarch who taught all of us so much. You taught us to be fiercely independent, deeply loyal and to love wholly. You taught us to be courageous and to stand up for ourselves, to fight for what is right and to be kind and to forgive. And to go for it!
It was from you that we appreciate the importance of an education. You taught us to be a lifetime learner. To travel and explore. To appreciate history and to be excited for the future. To value art and music and other cultures.
We learned from you to respectfully question everything. Question authority. Question what you read and hear. And to ask questions ? then seek answers to those questions.
We know to never follow blindly. To always think for ourselves. To fight for the underdog. To never give up, and to give back. Do good for others ? care for all life, including all God?s animals and our environment ? for we only have one world and we should respect it.
We learned from you that we must be open to change, and that which does not kill us makes us stronger. Resilience. We should feel comfortable carving our own path. We understand the importance of being true to ourselves. We cherish loved ones.
We learned the value of a sharp wit and tongue. To have a sense of humor. To be comfortable in our own skin and in holding strong opinions. We learned to laugh at ourselves and to be confident and caring. To reach out to embrace love. We know to have faith that everything will work out in the end.
We know that there are no limits. Nothing is out of reach. Anything can be accomplished ? we can do whatever we put our mind to as long as we are determined and we follow our heart.
We carry these lessons with us, and we pass them along.
We love you now and forever.
Rest peacefully in heaven.
"To Jay and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss.
Vic Snively and Family"
"So sorry to hear about Gloria her and Gary were awesome friends when they lived in Michigan May she rest in peace God Bless"
"Dr. Moore, Prayers for you and your family during this time. Holly Carley"
"My condolences to everyone. Fond memories of many things. Al"