Josephine Carroll Moore OTR, PhD
Sept. 20, 1925 – Nov. 11 2016
Jo C. Moore, longtime resident of Vermillion, died at her home on November 11, 2016.
Jo was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her parents were Arthur Moore Sr. and Mary (Shaffer) Moore. She had an older brother, Arthur Moore Jr. & a sister, Jeanne Goodman. She grew up in Michigan where she obtained the following degrees: B.A. Geology from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; B.S. in Occupational Therapy from Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti; Registered OTR from Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti; M.S. in Anatomy from University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor; in 1964 Jo received her Ph.D. in Anatomy from the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor; DSC (Hon) from University of Indianapolis, Indiana and DSC (Hon) from Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti.
In 1966 she accepted the position of professor of Anatomy at USD School of Medicine, Vermillion, SD where she worked until her retirement in 2000. She has been a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Vermillion.
Her joys in life were spending summers at her cabin on Lake Lauzon, Ontario, Canada joined by her beloved Siberian Huskies. She enjoyed traveling, genealogy, writing poetry, oil painting and being a bush pilot in Canada.
She is preceded in death by her parents and two siblings. She is survived by many nephews and nieces and her ‘family’ of friends and the members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Vermillion.
A requiem mass will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Vermillion, on Sunday, November 20 at 7:00 pm. A reception will follow the service in the parish hall.
The committal of her cremains will be held at a later date in Algoma Mills, Ontario, Canada.
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