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Veta Little Moyes, Aug. 11, 1914 — Friday, May 30, 2014, of Columbia

Saturday, May 31, 2014 | 6:03 p.m. CDT; updated 9:18 p.m. CDT, Saturday, May 31, 2014

COLUMBIA — Veta Little Moyes, 99, passed away Friday, May 30, 2014, after a long and happy life. She had most recently been a resident at The Bluffs in Columbia.

Family and friends are invited to a graveside burial service at Memorial Park Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. The family will also receive friends at Memorial Funeral Home on Wednesday from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Mrs. Moyes was born Aug. 11, 1914, in Woodlandville, Mo., the second daughter of Vincil and Pauline Little. She was a 1933 graduate of University Laboratory School. After high school, she took business classes at Orton-Rice Business School in Columbia and Monroe Calculator in Kansas City. While working, she met her future husband, W.E. (Bill) Moyes, and they were married in 1937. They enjoyed nearly 68 years of marriage, before Mr. Moyes preceded her in death in 2005.

Mrs. Moyes was a longtime member of Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women group at Wilkes UMC. She was a charter member of the Women’s Cancer Control Program at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and served on that board. Mrs. Moyes was a proud member of Rebekah Lodge 383.

Mrs. Moyes is survived by her “one and only” son, William (Bill) Moyes and his wife Alice Wondra; her brother, E.V. (Bud) Little and his wife Ruth; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two sisters, Elinor Dolen Dietz and Irma Whitehouse Sagen North.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Veta Moyes Memorial, c/o Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church, 702 Wilkes Boulevard, Columbia, MO, 65201.


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