Gladys Marie Moore

Gladys Marie Moore, 95, Hays, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Hays Medical Center.

She was born Jan. 25, 1925, in Munjor, to Henry A. and Clara (Pfannenstiel) Meier. On August 27, 1946 she married Millard Moore on Aug, 27, 1946, at St. Joseph Church, and they celebrated 74 years of marriage.

She was a homemaker and farm wife who did canning, made homemade candy, baked bread, and enjoyed baking. She made everything a celebration, was hardworking, a good listener, had a fun sense of humor, and enjoyed traveling. She was a talented seamstress, embroidered but most of all she enjoyed her life, husband, and family.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph Altar Society, the Hays Medical Center Auxiliary, and the Good Hope 4-H Club.

Survivors include her husband, of the home in Hays; two sons, Orville Moore and wife, Janel and Alan Moore and wife, Lori, all of Hays; four daughters, Gwen Staab and husband, Norman, Overland Park, Jeanette Weigel and husband, Bob, WaKeeney, Shirley Bollig, Hays, and Joyce Moore and partner. Jill Collins, Overland Park, a brother, Ernie Meier, Hays; four sisters, Louise Staab, Hays, Berdy Herrman, Great Bend, Rosie Schmidt, Hays and Leota Legleiter, Great Bend; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Ralph, Walter, Robert and her twin Milton Meier; and a sister, Justina “Tina” Ross.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays; burial in Fort Hays Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Monday, both at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601.

A vigil/rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Thomas More Prep-Marian High School or Holy Family Elementary School, in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be sent to the family at

Posted online on October 01, 2020