August 13, 2016
Melvin Francis Moore, 83, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016, at his home in Topeka, KS.
Melvin was born October 31, 1932, in Mayetta, KS, to Frank G. and Eleanor (Spitto) Moore. Melvin graduated from Circleville High School in 1951. He served 11 years in the United States Army Infantry. He married Dixie LaVon Graf on January 29, 1963, in Topeka. Melvin worked for J. A. Lundgren & Son, Don Conroy Cement Contractor, Mathers Rentals, and Melvin and Dixie Adult Care. Melvin attended the Family of God Church, Topeka. He was a member of the VFW We Ta Se Post 410 in Mayetta.
He is survived by his son, Jerry “Squeak” Barkyoumb of Topeka; daughter, Dawna Barkyoumb of Rossville; four grandchildren, Jessica Howard of Topeka, Troy Barkyoumb of Topeka, Tracy Barkyoumb of Topeka, and Tamara Peters (Kelly) of Gillette, Wyoming; six great-grandchildren, Jennifer Howard, Austin Howard, Christopher Alejos, Christopher Peters, Joey Peters, and Jaxon Barkyoumb; brother, Terry E. Moore of Topeka; and sister, Caroline R. Moore of Topeka.
Melvin was preceded in death by his wife, Dixie; daughter, Ardith “Ardie” Moore in 2014; two sons, Danny Barkyoumb in 2003, and Darrell Barkyoumb in 2009; and two sisters, Camille Sweet, and Bernice Holtzmann.
A funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price Chapel, 245 NW Independence Ave., Topeka. Burial will follow at Prairie Home Cemetery, Topeka. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Melvin Moore Memorial Fund, 720 NW 35th Street, Topeka, KS 66617.