SAN ANGELO – Kathleen S. Moore, 80, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2010 at Park Plaza Nursing Home of San Angelo. Born in Sonora, Texas, March 21, 1930, she was the daughter of Alfred George Schwiening Sr. and Callie “Tot” Margaret Allison. As a child, she attended Sonora public schools. She worked as a switchboard operator for General Telephone Company for several years before completing her education to become a LVN with Lillian M. Hudspeth Hospital.
On August 25, 1946, Noah Joseph “Hut” Moore III and Kathleen Schwiening were married in Lovington, New Mexico. For over 40 years, Kathleen was engaged in the ranching industry. She was well-known for raising Rambouillet sheep and Angus cattle on her ranch located on the Ft. McKavett highway. As a rancher, Kathleen was a member of Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association, and Sutton County Predator Management Association.
She also belonged to St. John’s Episcopal Church, Sonora-Eldorado Chapter #575 Order of the Eastern Star, Sutton County Historical Society, Fling Ding Club, Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, and the Ft. McKavett Fire Department.
Kathleen was preceded in death by her husband, Noah Joseph “Hut” Moore III; her parents, Alfred George Schwiening Sr. and Callie “Tot” Margaret Allison; four brothers, Harold, Curt, Alfred, and George; and two sisters, Mary and Margaret.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Noah Joseph Moore IV and Susie Moore of Sonora; daughter and son-in-law, Darla Sue McKissack and Tommy McKissack of Sonora; grandchildren, Frank Edward McKissack of Lake Jackson, Callie Allison Reily of Austin, and Thia Dawn McKissack of Sonora; great-grandchildren, Frank Edward McKissack II of Lake Jackson, and Brandon McKissack of Deer Park; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at the St. John’s Episcopal Church of Sonora, May 15, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Officiating at the service will be Rev. Chris Roque. Arrangements are by Shaffer Funeral Home.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be mailed to Hospice of San Angelo, P.O. Box 471, San Angelo, TX 76902.