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Updated: 02/08/2014 08:00:01AM

Virginia M. Moore

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Virginia M. Moore

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Virginia M. Moore,102, longtime resident of the Venice-Nokomis area, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.

Virginia was born in Alton, Ill., April 13, 1911. She married Thomas Moore Feb. 12,1932, in Minneapolis, Minn. She was involved in Eastern Star and served as Worthy Matron together with her husband as Worthy Patron in 1950. They moved to Sioux Falls, S.D., Charlotte, N.C., and Sioux City, Iowa, before returning to Minneapolis, Minn., and retiring in 1969.

Locating in Nokomis, Fla., Virginia became active in golf at Lake Venice Golf Club and then Myakka Pines Golf Club, playing in the Women’s Inner-City Golf League. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing bridge with many different groups of friends.

Virginia was a 50-plus-year member of PEO Sisterhood and a charter member of Chapter DU in Florida and an active member of the Venice-Nokomis Woman’s Club and Venice-Nokomis United Methodist Church. Her wisdom, wit and wonderful sense of humor will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Virginia is survived by her daughter, Margaret (Peggy) Graff, Venice, Fla.; three grandsons, Gordon III, Thomas (Cathy) and Jon (Wendy); five great-grandchildren (James, Gordon IV, Kimberly, Ethan and Nicholas) and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Thomas R. Moore.

Services: Services will be held Saturday, April 12, at Venice-Nokomis United Methodist Church, 208 Palm Ave., Nokomis Fla., as a Celebration of Life to celebrate her 103rd birthday. National Cremation Society is in charge of cremation, with burial being private.