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Paula Elizabeth Moore Ludwick, age 87, of Kahoka, MO, passed away Friday, May 1, 2020 in the Scotland Co. Hospital in Memphis, MO.
Paula was born August 13, 1932 in Memphis, MO, the daughter of George William and Blanche Elizabeth Findley Moore.
She grew up in Memphis, graduated from Memphis High School, and attended Central Methodist College in Fayette, MO.
On June 24, 1951, she was united in marriage to Donald Ray Ludwick.
Survivors include four children: Katherine (Scott) Lodge of Geneseo, IL, Rosalie (Bob) Willard of Eldon, MO, Darrell (Kim) Ludwick of St. Patrick, MO and Judith (Jim) Buschling of Canton, MO; eight grandchildren: Joshua Lodge of Brooklyn, NY, Benjamin (Evelyn) Lodge of Clinton, IA, Joe (Jennifer) Willard of Eldon, MO, Dennis (Angelea) Etter of Jefferson City, MO, Terry (Mikayla) Etter of Osage Beach, MO, Amber (Ray) Turpin of Knob Knoster, MO, Denise (Aron) McKinney of New London, MO, and Jill (Josh) Ricker of Hannibal, MO; 11 great-grandchildren: Eleanor Lodge, Samantha and Mason Etter, Camden Williams, Brant Etter, Nate and Hadley Turpin, Will and Anna Owen, and Max and Ella Ricker; a sister, Eleanor (Mitch) Hickey of Eldon, MO; as well as other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a brother, Dee Moore.
Paula was a faithful and active member of the First Baptist Church in Kahoka, a former Sunday School teacher and loved helping with their Sunday School ministry at the Clark County Nursing Home.
She was retired from the Sever Memorial Library and following retirement became a Library Board Member. Paula was a talented artist and loved preparing Children’s Story Hour at the library and making puppets to go with each story. She was also very involved with the State Library Children’s Summer Reading Program. For many years, she designed the artwork for the publicity posters, bookmarks, etc to go with each summer’s theme. These usually featured animals centered around her beloved dog, Dusty.
She loved traveling on bus trips, her dogs, her beautiful flowers, doing crafts, and family gatherings.
A private funeral service for Paula was held on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Kahoka with Pastor Chris Lind officiating. Special music was recordings “The Old Rugged Cross” and “How Great Thou Art”.
Pallbearers were Dennis Etter, Terry Etter, Ray Turpin, Ben Lodge, Aron McKinney and Nate Turpin.
Burial followed in the Kahoka Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the H.E. Sever Memorial Library or the First Baptist Church of Kahoka.
On-line condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonfuneralservice.com.