Obituary of Carol Ann Wells Moore
Carol Ann Wells Moore, age 77, passed away peacefully at her home, with her granddaughters and son by her side, on November 22, 2022. She was born on October 18, 1945 in Galesburg, IL at Cottage Hospital to Edward Curren Wells and Shirley Beth Peterson Bella. After graduating from Elliott County High School in 1963, she met Robert E. Moore when he came into her place of work. They married and spent the next 45 years together until his passing in 2009.
Also preceding her in death is her father, Edward Curren Wells; mother, Shirley Beth Bella; grandparents, John Monroe and Ruth Elliott Wells; sister, Felicia Wells; brothers-in-law, Michael Moore and Johnnie Wilder; and sister-in-law, Mary Kay Moore.
Carol spent many years in Elliott County in Sandy Hook, KY. After marrying, the entire family moved to Florida in 1966, where they opened Moore International in Haines City, FL. She worked at the family business for a number of years, and then left to open The Cedar Chest, a cross-stitch and craft shop, in Winter Haven, FL in the late 1980's until 2004 when Hurricane Charlie left a path of destruction.
Carol was truly the glue that held the family together and she is going to be missed immensely. She was an amazing cook and shared that love by keeping our bellies full whenever we were over. Her fried chicken meals were the highlights of many visits! She passed on her kitchen talents to her only son, Darrell, and youngest granddaugter, Lacey. Carol was also an avid reader and started sharing her love of books very early with her oldest granddaughter, Kristin, who is now a librarian.
Carol is survived by her son, Darrell (Jennie) Moore; granddaughters, Kristin (Travis) Corbin and Lacey (Peter) Patterson; grandchildren, Kenna Corbin, Mossie and Rowan Patterson; sisters, Linda (Thomas) Sailer, Danita (Dave) Murray; special-sister, Trina (Bill) Sartaine; brother-in-law, Ronnie (Mary Lou) Moore; sister-in-law, Lana Moore; and many loved nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Ridge Funeral Care in Haines City, FL. The family will be receiving family and friends at 10:00 a.m.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Carol Wells Moore, please visit Tribute Store