ELMER MOORE, PIONEER RESIDENT, DIED TUESDAY
Elmer Ellsworth Moore, 84 years old, died at 2 o'clock Tuesday morning at the home of
his son, T. C. Moore. Mr. Moore had suffered a paralytic stroke about ten days ago.
He was born in Elkhart, Ill., Oct. 4, 1868, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Orton L. Moore.
The family later moved to Kansas, and on Oct. 9, 1890, he married Miss Sarah Robert
Shaw. They lived in Kansas and Oklahoma, where he engaged in farming. They moved to
Chaffee in 1913, where Mr. Moore was employed by the Frisco Railroad. He was employed
in the Store Room when he retired in 1930.
Mr. Moore, and the late Mrs. Moore who died Dec. 20, 1948, were the parents of seven children,
five of whom survive. They are Mrs. R. A. Vickery of Detroit, Mich., Harold E. Moore of
Delhart, Tex., T. C. Moore of Chaffee, Mrs. Gussie Lasley of San Antonio, Tex. and Lawrence
Moore of Sikeston. There are also 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one
great-great-grandchild, as well as his sister, Mrs. Effie Bower of Laern, Okla.
Mr. Moore was a charter member of the Chaffee Christian Church where services will
be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. M. F. Dawson. Burial
will be made in Memorial Park cemetery near Cape Girardeau, with Bisplinghoff service.
G. B. FETTER, 69, DIED SUNDAY
G. B. Fetter, 69 years old, died suddenly at his home here at 120 Black Avenue about
7 o'clock Sunday morning. Death was said to hve been due to a heart attack. Although
he had not been in the best of health the past month, his condition was not considered
serious. He had gotten up and had breakfast that morning and was preparing to go up town
Mr. Fetter was born at Vandalia Ill., May 23, 1884, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Fetter.
He moved with his parents to Stoddard County when he was a child and grew up near Leora
and Puxico. He was first married to Mrs. Martha Jane McGuire of Puxico. Following her death,
and in 1936 he was married to Mrs. Elizabeth Unger of Bloomfield, who survives. They came
to Chaffee five years ago where he was associated with the Western Auto Associate Store.
Previous to coming to Chaffee, Mr. Fetter engaged in farming in Stoddard County.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three children, Mrs. Naomi Boone, of Flint, Mich.; Norman
Fetter of Charleston, and Freeman Fetter of Flint, Mich.; five step-children, Mrs. Mildred
Von Lefferr and Mrs. Irene Spencer of Chaffee, Mrs. Evelyn Jordan of Charleston, Mrs. Louise
Priddy of Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Mary Hopkins of Dexter; a brother, Claude Fetter of Fredericktown,
14 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the West Union Baptist Church at Fagen, near
Puxico, of which Mr. Fetter was a member. Burial was made in the West Union Cemetery with