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Linn County News

Published Aug. 25, 2021

Donnie Ray Moore, age 71, a resident of Fort Scott, Kan., passed away Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. He was born May 21, 1950, in Prescott, Kan., the son of William Lee Moore and Virgia May Alice Milton Moore. Donnie graduated from the Prescott High School. He then went on to serve with the United States Navy. Following his military service, Donnie returned to this area where he was employed by various farmers and stockmen. Donnie married Zo Ann Jackson on Sept. 29, 2006. She preceded him in death on March 25, 2008. Donnie enjoyed fishing, hunting and watching sports on television. He was a great fan of NASCAR, the KU Jayhawks and the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals. 

Survivors include a sister, Pat Oakes (Mike Olson), of Buffalo, Kan.; four nephews, Clay Oakes (Kelly), Jamie Oakes (Angie), Danny Oakes (Jillian) and Ronnie Moore (Sheryl); a niece, April Oakes; five great-nephews, three great-nieces and six great-great-nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, William Moore Jr.; and a nephew, Rex Moore. 

Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Burial will follow in the Prescott Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Cheney Witt Chapel, Fort Scott. Memorials are suggested to the Donnie Moore Memorial Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan. 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at


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