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Lela Moore 1913 - 2011
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Lela Moore, 97, of Great Bend, died March 13 at Central Kansas Medical Center in Great Bend. Born April 17, 1913, at Ada, Okla., she was the daughter of John Andrew and Susie (Denny) Williamson.

She married Clyde Willis on Sept. 9, 1933, at Ada, Okla. He was employed by Pete Brown Drilling Company. Two years later they were blessed with a daughter. They were then transferred to Salem, Ill., in 1945 with Kiowa Drilling Company. He died Sept. 14, 1991. She then married Herbert G. Albright on Feb. 23, 1968, at Denver, Colo. They lived in Wichita until his death on Sept. 7, 1971.

Lela loved to travel and was able to visit friends in Europe and the United States. She married Luther Moore Sr. on Dec. 31, 1983, at Great Bend. They were able to visit beautiful places throughout the United States. He died May 1, 1994.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of First Christian Church. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, and loved her family.

Survivors include one daughter, Dortha Keean and husband Patrick L., of Great Bend; four grandchildren: Kelly Keenan and wife Sharon of Houston, Texas, Carrie Nash and husband Todd of Boulder, Colo., Cade Keenan and wife Sara of Kansas City, Mo., and Chris Keenan and wife Mandy of Scottsdale, Ariz.; six-great-grandchildren: Connor, Parker, Audrey, Sam, Annie and Kate; three step-grandchildren: Lane Moore and wife LaDonna, and Leesa Butler and husband Roger, all of Great Bend, and Libbie Moore, Leawood; six step-great-grandchildren: Aubree Miller and husband David, Nashville, Tenn., Jesse Moore and wife Meghan, Bartlesville, Okla., Lacey Farris and husband Hunter, Austin, Texas, Breanna Ramirez and husband Fernando, Olathe, Caden Butler, Lawrence, and Skyler Butler, Manhattan; one step-great-great-grandchild, Elian Ramirez.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Odath Williamson and Sherman Williamson, and three sisters, Edith Womach, Edna Scroggins and Lillian Forney.

Memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend. Graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Resthaven Cemetery in Wichita. The register book will be available from 5-9 p.m. Monday, and the family will greet friends from 6:30-7 p.m., at the funeral home in Great Bend. Memorials are suggested to the CKMC Foundation, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Bryant Funeral Home*

1425 Patton Road

Great Bend, KS 67530

(620) 793-3325

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, March 16, 2011