Mary “Eleanor” Moore

March 26, 1934 ‒ November 05, 2019

Union, Kentucky
Formerly of Mount Gilead, Ohio

Mary “Eleanor” (McCabe) Moore, passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019, in Florence, Kentucky.

Eleanor was born at home on March 26, 1934, in Coshocton, OH to the late John H. and Nellie M. (McGiffin) McCabe. She graduated from Coshocton High School with the class of 1952.

While participating with the Grange of which she was a 5th degree, Eleanor met the love of her life, William Arthur Moore. The two were united on October 1, 1954 at the Canal Lewisville Methodist Church.  They shared 41 years of marriage.  He preceded her in death in 1995.

After her children were school age, Eleanor worked for the Morrow County Hospital. She would later go on to work many years for Dr. John T. Sweeny, where she took care of all of the insurance and billing claims spending countless hours meticulously filling out every form, especially for the elderly patients who needed assistance with the forms.

Eleanor enjoyed traveling especially to Ireland, Australia, and spending her winters in Sebring, Florida.  She was a member of the Mount Gilead Fire Department Auxiliary and of the Trinity United Methodist Church. In her spare time she enjoyed sewing, quilting, ceramics, and knitting. She often collected glassware, Rockwell figurines, and humorous little old lady figurines. Eleanor also enjoyed reading a good book, baking cinnamon rolls, and especially spoiling all of her grandkids.

A kind, smart and generous woman, Eleanor will be remembered for being resourceful and crafty.

Left to cherish her memory are her two children: Jeff (Patty) Moore of Union, KY, and Jody (Tim) Hawk of Canal Winchester; daughter-in-law, Barb Moore of Mount Gilead; six grandchildren: Heather Moore, Stephanie Misak, Zach Morton, Seth Morton, Krista Moore, and Chad Moore; six great grandchildren: Aiden, Ramsey, Brody, Jacey, Calvin, and Ailbe; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Including her husband and parents, Eleanor was preceded in death by her son, Brian Moore in 2001; great-grandson, Decklan Misak; and siblings: Anna Jean Womer, Edith McCabe, and June Martin.

Her family will greet friends from 11 to 12:30 PM, on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel. (67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338) A celebration of her life will follow at 12:30 PM with Celebrant Galen McLeod officiating.  Following the memorial service, there will be food and fellowship at the Mt. Gilead Fire Station. All are welcome.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Friends of the Mount Gilead Fire Department, 1 Municipal Building Dr., Mount Gilead, OH 43338.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Eleanor’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • I am so sorry for your loss the pain we feel when we lose someone is horrible. We all loved Eleanor so much. Now she can be with Art and Brian and Brent I mean someone needs to keep them under control. I always loved her attitude of not worrying about anything that isn’t in your control. Barb, Stephanie and Heather I am here if you need anything. Much love! Teresa

  • Barb, Stephanie and Heather, I’m so sorry. She wrote the sweetest notes to her paper boy, Matthew Carey , when he delivered the News Journal to her and Art as a young boy. Keep those guys in line up there! You will be missed here.

  • Please accept our heartfelt sympathy! Eleanor was such a neat lady, a kind and caring nurse at Dr. Sweeney’s office and a friend to everyone. May God bless and comfort her family in the days ahead.

  • My Mom just cherished her McCabe cousins, and talked about them often. I don’t think any of the female cousins are left. Eleanor was a lovely woman. As it turns out, she got married on the day I was born; I guess Mom wasn’t able to attend lol. Please accept our heartfelt love and sympathy, from all of the Shirley McCabe Michener branch of the family.

  • Barb and daughters so sorry to read about Eleanor, she can now be with her family and friends. My thoughts are with you during this trying time.

  • Dear Jody,
    I was sorry to hear of the passing of your lovely mother. When I encountered your mom, she was always smiling, ever beautiful!
    Growing up, Gaylene spent as much (maybe more 🙂 time in your home on Iberia as she spent at home! She loved your mother so much, and she has many stories and wonderful memories of those days. Losing a mother is one of the most difficult and painful experiences of life. Surely that is why God gives us only one mother; he knows we would never survive the loss of two. 😢
    Take good care, Jody, and wrap yourself and your family in the stories and memories of your mother
    that will keep her with you forever!

    Love, hugs, and prayers,
    Denise (Michal) Richards

  • Sending our sympathy to this family. We have many fond memories of them. We are sure there was a happy celebration in heaven a few days ago!

  • Barb, I’m so sorry. I remember her working in Dr. Sweeney’s office, and she always had a smile. Prayers.