Beryle 'Celia' Moore, 83

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PHIPPSBURG — Beryle “Celia” Moore, 83, of Main Road, died Monday, Feb. 24 at Winship Green Nursing Center in Bath with her loved ones by her side.

She was born in Bath on Sept. 9, 1930, a daughter of Hans A. and Catherine M. (Cressey) Johansen. She attended Bath schools and Morse High School. On July 23, 1949, she married Clayton E. Moore Sr.

She was employed at Stinson Canning Factory in Bath, Health Tex in Brunswick and Auerbach Shoe Factory in Brunswick. She also cleaned and provided private care in people’s homes for many years.

She loved music, playing her harmonica and spoons. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting and especially spending time with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Phippsburg Ladies Auxiliary and active with the Girl Scout Troop Leader Program with her daughter, Glenda.

She is survived by her husband, Clayton E. Moore Sr. of Phippsburg; one son, Clayton E. Moore Jr. of Phippsburg; one daughter, Glenda Koehling and her husband, Donald A. Koehling Sr. of Phippsburg; two sisters, Evelyn Hill, of Bath, and Margaret “Peggy” Moore and her husband, Arthur Moore Jr. of Phippsburg; five grandchildren, Ginny Koehling-Gilliam and her husband, Norman P. Gilliam Jr. of Phippsburg, Donald A. Koehling Jr. and his fiancee, Heather D. Gilliam of Phippsburg, Tammy Moore of Durham, Clayton E. Moore III and his wife, Jamie of Bath, and Brandy Moore of Bath; eight great-grandchildren, Jula Koehling, Jadyn Gilliam, Sidney Moore, Mallory Moore, Cody Moore, Benjamin Moore, Zack Moore and Bella Moore; and nieces and nephews including Herman N. Wright III, Brian K. Wright, Bruce R. Wright, Ida May Decker, Kathryn H. Swain, Debbie L. Knowlton and Diane E. Little.

She was predeceased by one great-grandson, Bradyn P. Gilliam in 2005; three brothers, George Johansen, Eddie Johansen and Sonny Johansen; five sisters, Pearl “Sally” Wright (her twin sister), Anna Lewis, Catherine “Kay” Fornier, Sue Ramsey and Mary Dionne.

Burial will be at Morningside Cemetery in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to the Phippsburg Fire and Rescue, P.O. Box 83, Phippsburg, ME 04562. Arrangements are by Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath.

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