Rosia Mae Moore, 101, of Searcy, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 24, 2013. She was born to Samuel Marshal and Katie Catherine (Riggins) Ausburn on December 10, 1912. She married Charles D. Moore on April 10, 1927 and resided in the general area until 1938 when they moved to southern California, returning to Kensett in 1983. While in California, she was a homemaker and teacher's aide at a Christian school; was an active member in the auxiliary to the San Fernando Elks fraternal order and the Eastern Star. After returning to Arkansas, she joined the Eastern Star of Searcy and New Morrow Church of Kensett. Well known as a fine craftswoman, she created beautifully had stitched quilts, porcelain dolls in lace layettes, knitted baby sweater sets, crocheted and tatted items, and ceramics. Well respected for her generosity and care for others, her talents in older crafts such as soap making and sewing were put to good use in charity work. She and Mr. Moore began working with Presbyterian Mission and the B.P.O.E. to collect and transport tons of clothing, toys, and food items to the Navajo people of Arizona beginning in the late 1950s and continuing into the early 1980s.
Surivors include her three granddaughters, Nancy Gillis of Nebraska, Diana Salehi of South Carolia and Loyce Henderson of Florida; eight great-grandchildren; sixteen great-great grandchildren; and one great-great-great grandchild; a sister, Iona Botts of Idaho; a brother, Floyd Ausburn, of Greenbriar, AR; a sister-in-law, Joan Ausburn of Conway, AR; as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, and friends.
She was preceded by her husband of 63 years, Charles D. in 1990; daughter, Loyce Marie in 1980; and son, Charles Lee in 2002; a granddaughter, Donna Marie Gillis in 1948; five sisters, Clara, Florence, Lorene, Evelyn, and Opal; and two brothers, Howard and Herbert.
Family and friends may visit 6-8 p.m. Thursday, December 26 at Searcy-McEuen Funeral Home. Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 27 in the funeral home chapel with interment following at White County Memorial Gardens.
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