Date of Death: April 15, 2023
Visitation will be held Thursday, April 20, 2023 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 21, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 321 N. Main St., Three Rivers, with Pastor James Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery.
Dolores Jeanne “Lori” Moore, 96, of Three Rivers, passed away Saturday, April 15, 2023 at her home surrounded by her loving family.
She was born March 24, 1927 in South Bend, Ind., the daughter of Ralph and Genevieve (Blodgett) Arndt, and earned her GED from Marcellus High School in 1969.
Lori worked at Michigan Gas in the bookkeeping department, then for Three Rivers Community Schools. In her 20-plus years with the district, she served as a secretary at the high school and each of the elementary schools, retiring from Huss School when it closed in 1981. From 1986-1991, she was the “Coffee Lady” at Johnson Corporation, providing hospitality to the employees.
On June 1, 1947, she married Armond Moore; they shared 54 years of marriage prior to his passing on September 22, 2001.
Lori was an active member of Trinity Episcopal Church and Ninth Street United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, and served on the Altar Guild.
She loved to sing, and sang professionally with a couple of different area bands, the Sweet Adelines Group, participated in “Make We Merry” and the Mendon Showboat for a number of years. She also had a “Card Ministry” of writing monthly notes to many friends and shut-ins.
At age 89, Lori published her first book, “Here Comes The Bus!” – a recollection of her experiences as an elementary school secretary.
Remaining to cherish her memory are her daughter, Joyce Moore (the late Jack Bryson) and step-son Michael Bryson; son, Armond W. (Bill) Moore and grandson Matthew McGuire (partner Kris Hudson); brother, Dennis Storer (wife Carole) and niece Catherine Anne (Storer) Hainey (husband Steve); brother, Paul F. Arndt (wife Karen) and nephew Mark; sister-in-law, Donna Anable and nieces Terry (Eric) Van Heukelum and Kathy Kline; niece and nephew, Judy Remington and Donald Rumsey (Teri).
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; special friend, Donald Brunner; sister, Roberta (Arndt) Brassow; brother, William C. Arndt; brothers-in-law Don Rumsey and Jim Anable; sister-in-law, Phyllis Rumsey.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Lori’s memory may be directed to the Three Rivers Community Kitchen. Envelopes will be available at the church and at the funeral home.
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I met Lori when I began teaching at Huss. It was a lively and interesting experience. She took everything in stride and nothing seemed to ruffle her feathers. I enjoyed reading her book, one she said she was always going to write and could have been volumes! Lori certainly sparkled in every way. I am so happy to have known her. Our Huss days were memorable! And so was she!
May her soul and all souls of the faithfully departed through the mercy of God rest in peace and light perpetual shine upon her now and forever Amen 🙏
Love 💕 you Aunt Lori 🎶
Lori was a beautiful soul. She spread joy and encouragement to everyone she knew. She had many God given talents that she readily shared with all who loved and knew her. I was lucky enough to be the recipient of many of her notes, cards, poems and friendship. She was able to lift people with her sense of humor and kind words. She saw the good in people and the beauty in nature. She was generous and kind. She glorified God with her extraordinary voice. I am so, so thankful to have known her.
Bill and Joyce, my thoughts, prayers and sincere sympathy are with you at this time. Much love to you both.
I am so sorry to hear that Your mother passed away. She always had a smile on her face. She was the kindest person I know. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lori was a very dear friend of mine and I have so many wonderful memories of her. She would write poems for me and I still have them. Lori had a beautiful voice and a loving heart. My condolences to Joyce and Bill and sending my prayers that God may surround you with His love, comfort and peace during this most difficult time. I will always remember her in my heart. Rest in Peace dear Lori.
Judy Gilchrist-Mohney, Stayton, OR
Dear Bill and Joyce,
I’m so sorry to hear that your mother passed. She was the kindest and sweetest lady I ever knew. May the lord surround you with comfort and peace. Gayle
She was a beautiful sweet woman who always had kind words and very helpful would pray for you if you needed pray or were sad she cheered you.
I just read about your mother’s passing. I am so sorry! She was a very special lady who was loved by anyone who came in contact with her. I’m sure that heaven is a better place with her there now!!
I got to know Dolores through her brother’s wife, Carole Storer, and only knew her through our correspondences, but I loved her from afar! She enjoyed my photo cards and story about our backyard owl and I cherished her poems and thank you notes these past few years. What a talented, kind, and special person she was and I will miss hearing from her. My thoughts and prayers will continue for her family these next weeks and months. I know she is singing in heaven and happy to be there with no more pain. ❤️🙏🏻. Jerri (Hastings, Nebraska)