Mary Ellen  Moore


Memorial service

Tuesday June 11, 2019

11:00 AM

First Presbyterian Church of Elgin - USA

240 Standish Street, Elgin, IL 60123

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Mary Ellen (Deutschle) Moore was born at home near Fremont, IA, on September 5, 1925 to Earl and Blanche Deutschle. Her early school years were spent at a one room schoolhouse in the country. She graduated from Fremont High School and went on to attend Iowa Success Business School in Ottumwa, IA. Beloved wife, mother and Mema, Mary Ellen died at age 93 on Mother's Day, May 12th 2019 in Elgin, IL.
In 1947 Mary Ellen married Robert Moore, of Rose Hill and the Fremont area. To this union three daughters were welcomed. After moving several times for Robert's work, they settled in Elgin, IL where the girls completed high school and Mary Ellen stayed busy with the Dorcas Sewing Circle at the First Presbyterian Church. Through a refugee sponsorship program at this church, Mary Ellen and Robert invited an Ethiopian girl (Fozia) to live with them to help her make the transition to American life. They were active in their adult children's lives, visiting and helping them with moves across the country and around the world.
Mary Ellen is survived by husband Robert "Bob" of Elgin, IL; daughters Sondra (Dan) Loguda of Olympia, WA; Peggy (Dave) Dixon of Rapid City, SD; and Amy (Tony) Johnson of Elgin, IL. Grandchildren who will miss their Mema and Grandma are Peter Loguda of Chandler, AZ; Adam Loguda of Folsom, CA; John (Vanessa) Krenz of Carpentersville, IL; Regina Krenz of Chicago; Danielle Dixon of Brooklyn, NY; and Jonathan Dixon of Cocoa, FL. Great-grand children blessed to have known Mema are Delilah, Grayson and Landon Krenz; Ella Loguda; and Kyle and Bailey Loguda.
A memorial service for Mary Ellen will be held on June 11th at 11:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church of Elgin, 240 Standish St. If you wish, in remembrance of Mary Ellen, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.
Published on June 5, 2019
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2 posts

Nita Deutschle Hackman
Jun 09, 2019
So sorry to hear of Mary Ellen's passing. I would try to call her every once in a while. She and Bob let me stay with them once when I came home from a trip. They met me at the Chicago airport. Nice ,nice lady Sondra, Peggy, and Amy. She will be missed.
Roxana Darner Maggrah
Jun 05, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Mary Ellen lived a long life. Mom (Eva Mae Darner) has been gone 25 years and Dad (Brooks) just passed last Dec 1 2018 at the age of 99 3/4. Prayers for Bob and all the family. Roxy Darner Maggrah and David Lester Darner.