News From Terre Haute, Indiana

June 25, 2013

Mary Josephine Moore


TERRE HAUTE — Mary Josephine “Mary Jo” Moore, 90, of Terre Haute, passed away at 4:35 p.m Sunday, June 23, 2013. She was born on June 27, 1922, to Theodore John Hauer and Mary Ann (Dosch) Hauer, in Prairieton. Mary Jo was a member of St. Benedict Parish.  She graduated from St. Anthony School of Nursing in 1943. She worked as a RN for Dr. Ed. Voges, St. Anthony Hospital, ISU Health Department, and retired from the Vigo County Health Department in 1985.

She was a member of Veteran of Foreign Wars 972 Auxiliary, St. Anthony School of Nursing Alumni Association, German Oberlandlers Club, and Prairieton Fire Department Auxiliary Rug Cutters. She also volunteered at St. Benedict’s soup kitchen and Beacon School of the Valley. Mary Jo enjoyed traveling, gardening and cooking.

Mary Jo was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Thomas E. “Curley” Moore; siblings, Theodore J. Hauer, Dorothy Brentlinger, and Helen Michl. She is survived by her children, Thomas E. Moore Jr., his wife Nancy, Timothy J. Moore, John F. Moore, his wife Kan of Birmingham, Ala., and Cathy Ann Tarrh, and her husband Mark of Nashville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Matthew Clark, Sarah Ashley Blubaum, Derek Tarrh, Brandon Moore, and Myra Jo Woodason; great-granddaughter Olivia Clark; and numerous nieces and nephews that she had a special affection for.

Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 12:05 p.m. in St. Benedict Parish, 111 S 9th Street, on Friday, June 28, 2013. Father Ed Goldbach will be officiating. Burial will be in Highland Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday, June 27, 2013, in DeBaun Springhill Chapel, 85 E Springhill Drive, from 4 until 8 p.m. Online condolences can be made at: