Barbara June (Burger) Moore was born March 16, 1939, in Auburn, Nebraska. She was one of three daughters of Arley and Amanda (Kehr) Burger. Barbara attended Auburn Public Schools and graduated from Auburn High School in 1957.

On October 18, 1958, Barbara was united in marriage to Eldon D. Moore in St. Paul Lutheran Church in Auburn. They made their home in Auburn and were very helpful in raising three nephews.

After graduation from high school Barbara went to work in the insurance industry and continued that line of work until her retirement. During her many years in the business, she worked for various agents including Joe Genoa, Bob Engles, Rick Janssen, Ken Teten, and Jim Oestmann.

Barbara was a longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and loved to square dance with Eldon in their younger years. They belonged to a square dance club and visited different towns for dances and liked to travel to national conventions when they could. She was an avid collector of “Boyd’s Bears” and ceramic dolls, and loved to decorate for holidays, especially Christmas. Barbara was also a huge Husker football fan and enjoyed watching the team on TV whenever she could.

Eldon passed away in September of 2019, but Barbara continued to live in their home in Auburn. She was admitted to the Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn on September 29, 2021. It was there she passed away on Friday, October 1, 2021, at the age of 82 years, 6 months, and 15 days. In addition to her husband Eldon and her parents Arley and Amanda, Barbara was preceded in death by her sister Dorothy Kurrelmeyer, sister-in-law Mary Ann Moore, and nephews Charles Bensley and Jim Bigley.

Left to remember Barbara’s loving smile and caring way are her sister Beverly Bensley of Auburn; nephew John Bensley of Clay Center, Kansas; niece Amanda Bensley and her daughter Brylie of Lincoln; brother-in-law Bill Moore of Sutherland, Neb.; other relatives and friends.

A funeral service was held Thursday, October 7, 2021, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Auburn, officiated by Rev. Ken Miller. Edith Schlange was organist and accompanist for congregational hymns. Casket bearers were John Bensley, Bruce Broady, Frank Critser, Scott Kessler, Jude Kessler, and Rick Janssen. Honorary bearers were Bob Engles and Jim Oestmann, along with Joe Genoa and Ken Teten (both deceased). Burial followed in Sheridan West Cemetery near Auburn.

Services were entrusted to Hemmingsen Funeral Home of Auburn.

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