Veda Mae Moore, friend of education, died on May 27, 2021. She was born in Springville, Iowa and graduated from Marion High School in 1950. Veda married C. Keith Moore in 1955, and to this union two children were born, Michele and Brent.
She traveled widely, visiting China, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Alaska, Scotland, England, Germany, and Austria. Veda had a warm and engaging personality and made friends wherever she went. She was active in several philanthropic and women’s organizations. Veda enjoyed knitting and in the last several years of her life she knitted and sold caps for babies and toddler.
Veda Moore wanted to establish a permanent scholarship purely out of her love for the Marion Independent School District. As she told our staff, “The Marion High School class of 1950 was absolutely wonderful.” Each year the Veda Pollock Moore Scholarship provides three Marion High School students with a $1,500 scholarship per year for four years to the school of their choice.
Memorials in Veda’s memory may be directed to Farmers State Bank in Marion to be added to her trust fund for scholarships at the Marion Independent School District. Visit this site to learn more or to view her obituary.
Her legacy of supporting education will long be remembered for years to come.