Clara “Tootie” Moore
Clara F. Moore, age 83 of Albion, Pa., was reunited with her husband in Heaven on Saturday, August 19, 2023 at her home with her family by her side.
Clara was born on August 31, 1939 in Fairview, Pa., the daughter of the late Raymond Ellsworth and Elizabeth Childs (Exley) Petri, Sr.
Many of Clara’s friends knew her as “Tootie.” She was a member of the Fairview High School Class of 1957. She worked for many years at Marx Toys in Girard, the Ervite Corp., and also cooked for Bingo at the Lake Shore Fire Dept. Tootie served as an EMT and Lieutenant with Lake Shore Fire Dept. as well as Treasurer for several years. She was also a member of the Springfield Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary during the 70’s and 80’s. Tootie also cooked at the Albion Sportsman’s Club for many of their different club functions for many years.
She enjoyed knitting, gardening, sewing, crochet and working puzzles. She had a remarkable talent for her beautiful gardens. She enjoyed spending time with her dog, Lyla and attending family and school events. She was a caretaker at heart and spent many years of her life as such. She was often the first person to whom family and friends would call in times of celebration and times of need or to simply talk about life in general. She was always there for others and was known by many and loved by all.
Besides her parents, Clara was preceded in death by her husband, James F. Moore in 2019, two sisters; Nancy Shaffer and Rebecca Perkowski, and one brother, John Petri.
She is survived by two children: Peggy (Pat) Lawrence of Albion, Pa., and John (Annette) Moore of Girard, Pa. Also, one brother, Raymond (Sally) Petri of Fairview. She will be missed by many grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Family and friends are invited to call at the Jean Evans Thompson Funeral Home at 11883 Main Street, East Springfield, Pa on Friday, August 25th from 2 to 4 followed by a Celebration of Life Service. Burial be at Springfield Cemetery where she will be laid to rest next to her husband, Jim. The family would like to express their extreme gratefulness to the hospice staff, Kate and Danielle, who cared for Tootie with full devotion and love.