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Eva Power Moore, 84, of Benton died Wednesday, June 26, 2013, with her family at her side. She was born in Benton on Sept. 3, 1928, to the late Leslie and Mamie Landers Power.
She graduated from Benton High School in 1946 and went on to attend Little Rock Junior College and then the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Eva had many stories to tell about her years growing up in Benton. Her family owned Powerâ€™s Grocery on South Street where she learned to run a cash register and pump gas. She had a fantastic memory and could recount every tornado, flood, or fire that occurred in Saline County. Eva could recite numerous poems or memorized pieces of literature that she learned in the Benton Public Schools. Crossword puzzles and Sudokus were no match for her.
Eva was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. She enjoyed many, many hours in United Methodist Women and circle meetings. As a preacherâ€™s wife for 45 years, she never missed a Sunday attending services, a potluck, or an opportunity to serve. She lived her life of ministry with the utmost dignity and grace.
Her hobbies were endless. She loved to cook, do needlepoint, read, and watch her beloved Razorbacks.
Eva was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband and father of two of her sons, John; her husband, the Rev. Dr. Robert B. Moore Jr.; two brothers, Ray and Ben Power; and two sons, Jim and John.
She is survived by two sons, Col. Don Kaminar and wife Toni of Bryant and Dr. Robert B. Moore III and wife MaryLou of Blacksburg, Va.; and a daughter, Kie Moore Baxley and husband Tom of Benton. Her grandchildren. whom she was crazy about and will miss her dearly, are Capt. Ben Kaminar and wife Sarah, 1st Lt. Jonathan Kaminar, Krystal Kaminar, Ashley Waite and husband Tyler, Kyle Moore, Kate Moore, and Bo Baxley and Jesse Baxley. She also leaves a niece, Priscilla Stigler, and two nephews, John and Roger Power, whom she adored.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at Bentonâ€™s First United Methodist Church Christian Life Center with the Rev. David Jones officiating. Visitation and a reception will follow. Arrangements are by Roller-Ballard Funeral Home (315-4047).
Memorials may be made to Benton First United Methodist Church, 200 N. Market St., Benton, AR 72015.
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard