Welcome to the memorial page for

Jean (Whitlock) Moore

December 5, 1915 ~ September 21, 2017 (age 101)

     Jean Moore, age 101 of Bannister, MI, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Memorial Healthcare, Owosso, MI.

     Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Elsie, MI on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Kathy Leydorf-Keck officiating. Burial will take place at Ford Cemetery, Gratiot County, MI at a later date.  Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 2-8 P.M. at the funeral home.

     Jean was born in St. Johns, MI on December 5, 1915, the daughter of Burt and Verna (Beck) Whitlock.  She was a graduate of St. Johns High School and resided most of her life in Bannister. Jean married Thomas E. Moore on December 5, 1936.  Tom passed away on August 25, 1992.

     Jean loved to sew.  She was a 4-H Leader and the Superintendent for the Sunday School at Bannister United Methodist Church where she was a member for many years.  Jean was a talented organ player and singer.  She worked as a bus driver for Bannister Elementary and Elsie High School.  Jean and Tom loved to travel, especially in their motor home, putting close to 120,000 miles on their motor home.  They were members of the Grange, Sunshine Club, Watermelon Club and other clubs over the years.

     Jean is survived by her daughter Judy and Ron Betts of Owosso, MI, son Roger Moore of Harbor Springs, MI, son Bruce and Linda Moore of Aledo, TX, 4 grandchildren; Julie and Michael Pajonk, Mike and Brenda Betts, Melissa and Scott Blasingame, Stephen and Katherine Moore, 13 great-grandchildren; Alex, Summer, Tristin, Mikayla, Hailee, Zander, Xavier, Analiese, Camden, Hannah, Sophia, Evangeline, and Asher, and sister Mary Kingsbury of St. Johns, MI.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 grandchildren; Sherri Mills and Vanessa Moore, daughter-in-law Carole Moore, and 2 brothers; Delbert Whitlock and Roland Whitlock.

     Memorials may be made to the Bannister United Methodist Church or Ronald McDonald House, 8948 W. Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226 (has helped the family of her great-grandchild).  Online condolences can be sent to  The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, MI.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Ronald McDonald House
8948 W. Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee WI 53226

Bannister United Methodist Church
Bannister MI

 Service Information

Visitation - with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M.
September 24, 2017

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Smith Family Funeral Homes - Elsie
221 E. Main Street
Elsie, MI 48831

Funeral Service
September 25, 2017

11:00 AM
Smith Family Funeral Homes - Elsie
221 E. Main Street
Elsie, MI 48831

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