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Delphia Moors

Mar 9, 2018


Delphia Stone Moors

Jul. 23, 1923 – Mar. 4, 2018

Delphia Stone Moors died at the age of 94 on Sunday, March 4th, 2018 at the Long Term Care Unit of the Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby, North Dakota.

She was the daughter of Jonah Bennett and his wife, Lalie Floyd and was born in rural Jamestown, Kentucky on July 23, 1923. She grew up in a log cabin house built by her great-grandfather. She went to school in Russell County Kentucky and worked on the family farm. During World War II she served her country by working in a defense plant in Cincinnati, Ohio in the production of aircraft parts from 1941 until 1943. On September 9, 1943 she married Raymond Lynnes, a World War II veteran, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. They farmed in Rolette County (North Dakota) from 1946-1961, when they moved to Rugby. Delphia worked as a nurses aide at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Rugby until 1967. At that time they moved to Phoenix, Arizona and worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital until 1984. Mr. Lynnes died on July 31, 1980.

Delphia married LeRoy Moors on November 7, 1984 at Yuma, Arizona. They spent winters in Mesa, Arizona and summers on the farm in Rolette. Mr. Moors died on April 3, 1994.

She had lived at Haaland Estates in Rugby before entering the Unit at HAMC.

She enjoyed crocheting, sewing and raising chickens and turkeys. She had been a member of a homemakers club in Rolette county and the Red Hat Society in Rugby.

She will be remembered for her pride in her personal appearance, her smile, her happy attitude, and never giving up her Kentucky accent.

Funeral services were held at Bethany Lutheran Church, of which she was a member, on Thursday, March 8, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. Visitation was at the church after 11:00 A.M. prior to the service at the church. Rev. Barbara C. Haugerud will officiate and Judy and Robert Martinson will provide vocal music. Harriet Kreklau will be the pianist.

The casketbearers will be Lonnie Anderson, Daniel & Darrin Boucher, Tarris Johnson, Robert Martinson, and Vernon Opstedal.

She will be buried with Mr. Lynnes at the Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California.

She is survived by a son, Russell Lynnes Moreno Valley, California, 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by several family members.

Niewoehner Funeral Home – Rugby 776-6222

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