Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

November 9, 2012

Dr. Richard D. Moore, 83

Greensburg Daily News

Greensburg — Dr. Richard D. Moore, 83, passed away peacefully at his home in Greensburg, surrounded by his family Wednesday, Nov. 7.

He was born July 25, 1929, in Greensburg, to Andrew D. Moore and Helyn I. Moore. He is a graduate of Hanover College, Butler University and Christian Theological Seminary. He served in the United States Air Force.

Dick married Benna L. Shepherd in 1957. He then served three churches: First Christian Church, Summitville, Augusta Christian Church, Indianapolis, and Covenant Federated Church, Kentland. After retirement, he served as an interim minister at Summitville, Auburn, Connersville and New Salem. He was a State Police Chaplin for 34 years.

He is survived by his wife, Benna; his sister, Catherine Joy Moore; his daughter, Kathy Coats and son-in-law Ted Coats; his son, Rick Moore; and his grandchildren, Nicole L. (Moore) and Mike Olenik, Lindsey I. Moore, Kathryn Joy Moore, Elizabeth C. Coats, Chassity (Selby) and Justin Howard and Melissa Selby.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Larry; and granddaughter, Emily Marie Coats.

Visitation will be held 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday Nov. 11, in the Family Life Center at First Christian Church, 425 North Broadway. The funeral service begins at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 12, at First Christian Church.

Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be given to Wheeler Mission, Gleaners Food Bank or a church of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Albertson’s Mortuary, Sherman Chapel, Indianapolis (

The family thanks hospice for their loving care.