Helen Moyers

Helen Moyers

Helen Moyers, 95, of Mounds, died at 3:56 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, at Parkway Manor in Marion.

She was born on July 28, 1925, in Mound City, the daughter of Mark and Emma McDaniel Tally, one of 10 children.  

She married Frederick Moyers on Feb. 6, 1943.  He preceded her in death on Aug. 13, 2020.

Her first job was at Triple A.  She was recognized in the state as the best worker who measured acreage from aerial photography. She worked as a teacher’s assistant at the Mound City Schools. 

She then worked at Connells Dress Shop for several years before buying her own dress shop in Mounds, called Helen’s Dress Shop.  Working at her dress shop was where she loved to be.  

She later went to work at the courthouse as a deputy circuit clerk, where she stayed until retirement.  

Mrs. Moyers was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.  She was active in the Mounds First United Methodist Church as a sponsor of MYF and took children to Mexico.  

She was known for her great dancing skills. She won several trophies while being on a bowling team.  

After retirement she and Fred became very active at Smiles in Mounds and also at the Senior Center in Cape Girardeau.

She was a fabulous cook and house keeper. She was known for her Famous Chocolate Sheet Cake, even selling one for $100 to Benny Tally during a fund raiser for the Senior Center in Cape Girardeau. 

She was a mover and a shaker, a perfect driver, but fast, an organizer of the PTA and everything else.  

She loved the Lord with all her heart, mind and soul and made sure Emily and Brian did too.  

She loved her family dearly. She loved her soldier boy, her children and her dear grandchildren... They were her world.  There’s no doubt she asked the Good Lord to take her to her soldier boy...and He answered.

She is survived by her daughter, Emily Jiran of Marion; a son, Brian (Ronna) Moyers of Mounds; granddaughters Jaymie Nunnery of Mt. Vernon, Racheal Robison of St. Louis and Sarah McLemore of Franklin, Tenn.; a grandson, Christian Howell of Marion; great-grandchildren Brian Nunnery and Eli Nunnery, both of Mt. Vernon, Jack McLemore, Luke McLemore, Andrew McLemore and Kate McLemore all of Franklin, Tenn., Ellie and Beckett Howell, both of Marion; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, James Loren, Earl, Mark, John “JC,” William “Billy” and Jerry; and sisters Dorothy Lorena Danby, Mavis LaWanda Full and Lenis Greenwalt.

Funeral services were at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at Mounds First United Methodist Church, with Pastor Doug Atkins officiating. Interment followed in Mound City National Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to Mounds First United Methodist Church.

Crain Funeral Home in Cairo was in charge of arrangements.

To view full obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit www.crainsonline.com.


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