FREDERICKTOWN — Family members held a private memorial service for Eva Marie More of Fredericktown, who died Oct. 3, 2011.
Eva was born May 25, 1918, to Willie and Mamie Milsaps Brame and she grew up in the small town of Slater, Mo. She graduated from Central Missouri Teachers College where she majored in art and education.
In 1942, Eva married William “Bill” Theodore More, Doctor of Osteopathy. They had a nomadic life together, living in Iowa, Maine, Michigan and Ohio. Bill and Eva raised seven children. Eva also taught elementary school for 10 years in the ’60s and ’70s including one year at the elementary school in Amity. The couple found a happy retirement in Fredericktown, where they lived for 24 years.
As a child of the Depression and a young adult experiencing scarcity in the war years, Eva knew how to make do when there was little and believed in sharing when there was abundance. She took pride in being self-sufficient and a guardian of her own health. She was a backyard gardener, an excellent seamstress and a master of all that started in the kitchen. She was an avid reader and loved the challenge of crossword puzzles.
Eva was a founding member of the Spinners and Weavers Guild of Malabar Farms where fiber arts are being preserved. Eva shared in spinning, weaving, quilting, knitting, basketry, caning and rug braiding. She encouraged creativity in others and cherished the friendships with all whom she met in the guild.
Eva was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, William Theodore More; daughter, Anita Ruth More; and five siblings.
She is survived and lovingly remembered by sons, William Theodore More (Teresa) of Houston, Texas, Karl Leonard More (Christine) of Chagrin Falls, Colin Edward More (Jacqueline) of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Keith Brame More (Catherine) of Charlotte, Mich.; daughters, Eva Jeanette Bruton (Lloyd) of Westerville and Linda Sue Mathews (Michael) of Heath; and by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three siblings; and many nieces and nephews.
Contributions may be made in her name to Hospice of Central Ohio or to the Spinners and Weavers Guild of Malabar Farms.
Submitted by Linda Mathews.
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