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Ralph Moore to celebrate 90th birthday

Staff reports

Ralph Moore, Viola, will be honored at an open house Aug. 16 to celebrate his 90th birthday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Viola.

Ralph L. Moore was born Aug. 15, 1919. He married Mary Crawford Feb. 14, 1942. She is deceased.

His children are: Linda (Jack) Sackfield, Rock Island; Bob (Paulette) Moore, Orange, Calif.; Dave (Colleen) Moore, Viola, and Susie (Jeff) Sergeant, Milan. He has two grandchildren, Jim and Brad Erickson, and three great grandchildren.

Ralph worked doing custom trucking and then at John Deere Plow Planter, where he retired. After retirement he worked for Mack Trucking. He has been an area farmer all of his life. He belongs to Edwards River Antique Engine Association and his favorite past-time is restoring antique tractors.