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Marilyn Humphrey Moore

Benton, AR, 1922 - 2022

Heaven became richer by one angel on October 30, 2022, when Marilyn Humphrey Moore left this world to spend eternity with JP, her husband with whom she shared 76 of her 100 years with.
Marilyn was a kind, gentle and selfless lady, loved by her family and by the people whose lives she touched. She was her family's source of unconditional love and quiet but unyielding fortitude. Her abiding interest was other people, their lives, their children and grandchildren, their joys and their sorrows, and never once would she interrupt them to talk about herself (especially her age—she would never reveal her age!).
Born in Forrest City, Ark., to parents Norman and Madie Humphrey, Marilyn grew up with her sister Normadell, who was to be her best friend throughout her life until Normadell's death in 2017.
She married her soulmate and the love of her life, JP Moore, of Benton, Ark., in 1943. He became a career officer in the U.S. Air Force, and throughout their married life they lived in New Jersey, Tennessee, Illinois, Japan, Maryland, Florida, Indiana, New York, and Virginia, until JP's retirement in 1966, when they settled in his hometown of Benton.
Marilyn was active in the Philo Club and put to use the skills she had acquired in Japanese flower arranging when she joined the Riverdale Garden Club. The Moores' church home was First Baptist Church of Benton, where Marilyn was a member of the Ventures Sunday school class, and she and JP sang in the senior choir.

Marilyn is survived by her children, Cheri Shelby (Richard McIlroy), Jerry Moore, Susan Moore, and Melissa Carry (James); grandchildren, Andrew Shelby (Julia), Michael Shelby (Aimee), Christy Carry, and Chloe Carry; great-grandchildren, Jakob and Drew Shelby, Tristan (Leslie) and River Gregory, and Porter, Jack, and Matthew Shelby; and nieces, Sandra Herzfeld of Benton, Ark., and Melanie Clark of Bartlett, Tenn.
The family would like to extend its sincere and loving gratitude to Carol Martin Blann and Lisa Kaufholtz, both of whom were indispensable in the care of Marilyn in her final years.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, November 3, 2022, at Roller-Alcoa Funeral Home in Benton. Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, November 4, 2022, at the First Baptist Church in Benton. Interment will follow at Rosemont Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Arkansas Children's Hospital.!/donation/checkout
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Published November 2, 2022

Roller-Alcoa Funeral Home
PO Box 2189, Benton, AR
Phone: 501-315-0700