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Obituary for Vernetta B. Moore (Peabody)

Vernetta B. Moore, 91, of Atchison, KS, passed away Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at the Atchison Hospital, Atchison, KS.
Graveside service and burial will be 11:30 AM, Monday, December 23, 2019 at the Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery Committal Shelter, Atchison, KS, with Rev. Cyd Stein officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS. Memorials are suggested to Atchison United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at
Vernetta was born April 9, 1928, in Muscotah, KS, the daughter of George E. and Jennie (Morgan) Peabody. She attended school in Muscotah, KS, graduating from Atchison County Community High School in 1946. Vernetta was baptized in Muscotah Congregational Church and later transferred to United Methodist Church in Atchison, KS. She had worked for Motor Vehicle Department in Topeka, KS, County Superintendent of Schools Atchison, KS, and Rockwell International, retiring in 1985.
She married Basil Moore on June 5, 1949; he preceded her in death on December 28, 2007. Survivors include two daughters, Peggy (Edward) Woodward, Bonner Springs, KS, Jean Waller, Glen Ellyn, IL, two sisters, Betty Hart, Leawood, KS, Bonnie Anderson, Muscotah, KS, two granddaughters, Jennie (Tom) Watt, Morgan(Kelly) Scott, a grandson, Brett (Brooke) Woodward, two great granddaughters, Scarlett Woodward, Gabriella Watt, two great grandsons, Raef Woodward, Harrison Scott.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, five sisters, Helen Justice, Viola Weaver, Genevieve Warden, Dorothy Peabody, Mary Poos, two brothers, Frank Peabody and George Peabody.