Frances O. Moore of Chestertown, MD, passed away at her Heron Point residence in Chestertown, MD on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. She was 96 years old.
Born in Baltimore, MD on April 28, 1922, Mrs. Moore was the daughter of the late Frank Nevin Odgen, M.D. and Ellen McCarty Odgen. Her husband, J. Robert Moore, died December 18, 2002. Mrs. Moore had moved to Worton from Haddonfield, NJ with her husband in 1978 and to Chestertown in 1997. Mrs. Moore graduated from Western Maryland College in 1943. She held leadership positions in several women’s organizations, most notably the Haddon Fortnightly Questers in both New Jersey and Maryland, and served as President National of the Daughters of the War of 1812 for three years. During her tenure as President National she doubled the membership, and challenged each chapter to place the book the “Biggest Flag That Ever Flew”, a children’s book describing the events of the bombing of Baltimore during the war, in every elementary school in their region. She was a member of the Haddonfield Presbyterian Church donating a full set of hand chimes to support youth music, and later attended the Chestertown Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Moore is survived by three daughters: Kathleen A. Moore of Moscow, ID, Roberta Moore-Gorsuch of Billings, MT, and Alice M. Moore-Berry of North East, MD: one son, Frank J. Moore of Cherry Hill, NJ; one brother, William Ogden of Annapolis, MD; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her sister, Ann Beinert.
Mrs. Moore was privately laid to rest next to her husband in the Denton Cemetery in Denton, MD. A memorial service will be held at Heron Point in Chestertown at a day and time to be announced. If friends wish to send memorial contributions in Mrs. Moore’s memory the family suggests sending them to Haddonfield Presbyterian Church Handbell Foundation, 20 Kings Highway E., Haddonfield, NJ 08033.