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Veta Moyes was a charter member of women's cancer program

Saturday, May 31, 2014 | 6:11 p.m. CDT; updated 9:17 p.m. CDT, Saturday, May 31, 2014

COLUMBIA — Veta Little Moyes of Columbia died Friday, May 30, 2014. She was 99.

Mrs. Moyes was born Aug. 11, 1914, in Woodlandville, the second daughter of Vincil and Pauline Little. She graduated in 1933 from 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 were married for nearly 68 years before Mr. Moyes' 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 the board. She was also a proud member of Rebekah Lodge 383.

Mrs. Moyes is survived by a son, William (Bill) Moyes, and his wife, Alice Wondra; a brother, E.V. (Bud) Little, and his wife, Ruth; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Her parents, husband and two sisters, Elinor Dolen Dietz and Irma Whitehouse Sagen North, died earlier.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. A reception will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W.

Contributions can be made to the Veta Moyes Memorial, c/o Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church, 702 Wilkes Boulevard, Columbia, MO 65201.


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