Marie Corena Moon

December 29, 1917 ~ July 27, 2014

Marie Moon copyMarie C. Moon, 96, Sioux Falls, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the Centerville Care & Rehab Center.

Family visitation and prayer services will be 5-7pm, Sunday, August 3, 2014, at Heartland Funeral Home, Brandon, with a short service at 7pm. Funeral services will begin at 10:30am, Monday, August 4, also at Heartland Funeral Home, with Pastor LeRoy Nevin officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Marie C. Dye was born in Sioux Falls, December 29, 1917, to Harvey and Cornelia (Pederson) Dye. She was one of seven children and she attended Washington High School in Sioux Falls. After schooling, she worked at various jobs including house cleaning and working at a grocery store but she worked mostly as a preschool teacher. On November 13, 1939, Marie married the love of her life, Kenneth Moon, in Sioux Falls. Marie decided to be a stay at home mother for her three children. She loved children and had many ways to entertain and teach her grandchildren. She would babysit and play “reporter” by interviewing the kids with a tape recorder, or having them demonstrate their talents in dancing or singing. Marie’s influence rubbed off on the grandkids encouraging them to stand up for themselves, take chances, and make a difference in the world. She also was creative in developing books and stories for children. She wrote a children’s book, “Henrietta Hen,” for all of her grandchildren. She also was fond people, some of whom she would just walk up to and start talking to, and interview them for her scrapbook. She then would save photos or newspaper clippings of them on pages in her “book”.

Marie was also known for her nicknames for everyone. Her sisters were (Ann) Annabelle and (Violet) Rose and she was “M n M” for Marie Moon. Anyone who knew Marie, knew that the loved her giraffes. Her collection was endless. Something most people maybe did not know about Marie was that she was one of the oldest members of the NRA. Until recently, she loved to shoot targets at various places. She usually embarrassed the men because of her excellent marksmanship. Marie was very concerned about politics and what the government might do to her gun rights. She was usually up on current events and what was politically happening in the world. Even in the nursing home, people would come to her to find out what was happening in the world.

Marie will be deeply missed by her two children, Gwen (Eugene) Noonan, Centerville, and Ron (Donna) Moon, Indiola, IA; seven grandchildren, Patrick (Bets) Moon, Gina Hobbie, Gayle (Doug) Hansen, Jacques Moon, Jarard Moon, Nicole (George) Pokonosky, and Darin (Dory) Moon; seven great-grandchildren, Jessica, Jacob, Lauren, Evan, Logan, Cameron, and Joe; and three siblings, AnnFodness, Luverne, MN, George (Jackie) Dye, Rogers, MN., and step-brother, Alan Dye, OR.

Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Sr., one son, Kenneth Jr., her parents, and three sisters, Violet, Jeannette, and Lucille.

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  • Judith Wipf says:

    Hi, My name is Judith, I worked at Bethney Luthern Nursing home when your mom was a resident there, I have never known a more gentle kind compassionate person, she was so sweet and cared for you as a person. She was the kind of person that would make you feel so very special like you were the most special person in the world. I remember in the evenings when I had put down all the residents I would go to her room and just visit and she would always pray with me, I could feel God in that room when she prayed it was a very special feeling. One time when I went to her room to chat she saw that I was tired and she asked me to sit on her bed with her, next thing I knew we were sharing her pillow. 🙂 Your mom was very special to me and I am glad I got to know her. I feel you loss and am praying for you.Judith P.S. I will not have to wonder where your mom will spend eternity like I do when some people die. I know she is with Jesus right now, the relationship she had with him was truely amazing!! God Bless You.

  • Nicole says:

    We will miss you, Grandma. Thanks for all the wonderful memories.

  • Gina Hobbie says:

    My Grandma was anything but ordinary, loved her grandchildern and we all loved her very much, she was truly one of a kind!So many wonderful memories! So difficult being without her. Very special indeed. Love you Grandma!

  • Sharon Moon says:

    Marie, my favorite M&M, was a dear friend and neighbor years before I was lucky enough to become her daughter-in-law. I last saw Marie on May 16 when she cheerfully introduced me to everyone in the home as “my daughter-in-law who came all the way from North Dakota to visit me”. We spent a pleasant afternoon chatting and eating banana splits. I’ll remember Marie for her strong faith, love of family, friendliness to everyone she met, and, of course, her M&M’s and giraffes. She loved life.

    Out of respect for Marie and the memory of my husband, Ken, I will honor her life on Monday morning with thought and prayer here in North Dakota. My sincerest sympathy and prayers are with her entire family and friends. Blessed be Marie’s memory.

  • Sue Nelsen says:

    Dear Marie’s family:
    I was so sad when I saw that she’d passed away. I worked weekends at the nursing home in Centerville through May 2014, and left because we moved away. I know you all know how wonderful of a woman she was, but I found her to be very special. She was kind, thoughtful, and always wanted to visit. I called bingo every other weekend, and asked her each time if she wanted to go and she said ‘if you’ll come and get me and bring me back I’d love to go!’. Made my day! She is truly an angel, one of a kind.

    Take care, thanks for sharing your mom/Grandma with us!


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