1949 - 2017

Carolyn Sue Moore, 67, of Manito, passed away peacefully Friday, March 17, 2017, at her home.

Born July 9, 1949, in Lackey, Ky., to Christina and William Lyons. She married Dencil Moore Aug. 23, 1968. He preceded her in death in 2009.

Surviving are her children, Kris (Russ) Mounts and Bo (Gary) Moore. Also surviving were the loves of her life, her grandchildren, Darien Strawbridge, Taylar Moore and Ezra Russell; along with her brothers, James (Franny) Lyons, Freddy Lyons and Eugene Lyons; and sisters, Dottie French and Elizabeth (Gaye) Nelson. Additionally all of her countless other “kids” who affectionately referred to her as “Momma Moore” survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Norma Kinne; and brother, Richard Lyons.

Carolyn spent many years as a homemaker and bartender at the Manito Tap. She enjoyed fishing with her brother, James, swimming in her pool, playing poker, Sunday nights at Manito Tap, and most of all, her grandchildren, Darien, Taylar and Ezra were her life force. From playing games and having long meaningful talks with the girls to teaching her great grandson to “pat-a-cake,” the unique special bond she had with each one of them was truly beautiful. She will be deeply missed by many as she had one of the most generous and compassionate spirits around.

Cremation will be accorded and no services are planned, per her request.

A celebration of life gathering will take place at Manito Tap at a later date.

Abts Mortuary in Pekin is in charge of arrangements.

To offer condolences online, visit abtsmortuary.com.