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Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Eleanor Louise (Kennedy) Moore, age 75, Plattsburg, Mo., passed on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Liberty Hospital from a brain hemorrhage.
Eleanor was born on August 29, 1939 in Farber, Mo., the second daughter to Leonard and Elizabeth Kennedy. She grew up in Vanadalia, Mo. and graduated as Valedictorian from Van-Far High School in 1957. She then attended Gem City Business School.
Eleanor was known as a woman who loved her family, provided support and love and saw irony in life. She was a woman of extreme character and strength.
She provided warmth and practical wisdom to friends and family – endearing us all to her.
Eleanor worked as a legal secretary, local school district secretary and a bookkeeper for a number of local business, all excellent venues for her to display her keen sense of organization, ability to reconcile numbers and manage details.
Plattsburg has been home for the majority of Eleanor’s adult life.  She is survived in the home by her husband of 34 years, Ted W. Moore. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Her parents, Leonard and Elizabeth Kennedy, sister, Marie Lemon, brother-in-law, Jack Lemon and step-grandson, Caleb Moore precede her in death.
She is survived by two children, Cynthia Speckman, of Portland Ore., and George Raymond (Guy) Speckman and his wife Leslie, of Savannah Mo.; three grandchildren, Kessaya Kristian-Jo Speckman, of Washington D.C., Jared Theodore Speckman, of Kansas City, Mo., and Danielle Elizabeth Speckman, of Savannah, Mo. (currently attending University in Columbia, Mo.).
Eleanor is also survived by two step-children, Tedi Moore, of Dalhart, Texas and Tracy Moore and his wife Kelli, of Mechanicsville, Va.; and her step grandchildren, Cali Banister, of Dalhart Texas; Casey Simpson, of Tallahassee, Fla.; Coby Mansberger, of Dalhart, Texas; Taylor and Tanner Moore, of Mechanicsville, Va.; and great-grandchildren,  Cale, Canton, Cash, Kaelyn, and William.
Jacquie Lemon Winters and David Lemon and their families are her sisters surviving children.
The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the 1st Presbyterian Church, Plattsburg Mo.  Inurnment will be at a later date at the Vandalia Cemetery.
The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Plattsburg Senior Citizen Center, Plattsburg Food Bank, Cancer Action, Overland Park, Kansas or the organization/cause of your choice, online guestbook can be found at