BLOOMINGTON - Emma Lee Moran, 82, Zephryhills, Fla., formerly of Bloomington, died Friday (Feb. 3, 2006) at Hernando/Pasco Hospice Care Center, Dade City, Fla.
Her graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at McLean Cemetery, rural McLean. Visitation will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Beck Memorial Home, Bloomington.
Memorials may be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society in honor of granddaughter-in-law, Gaye, or to the Hernando/Pasco Hospice Care Center of Dade City.
She was born July 12, 1923, at Butchertown, Ky., the daughter of Joe and Ethel Hankins Cutter. She married Lyle Moran in 1940. Lyle passed away June 12, 1974.
Surviving are one son, William (Doris) Moran, Zephryhills, Fla.; one grandson, Roger (Gaye) Moran, Valrico, Fla.; two great-grandsons, Chad and Jeremy Moran, Valrico, Fla.; and one brother, Irvin (Irene) Southerland, Tampa, Fla. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews as well as many dear friends and neighbors.
Her parents and two brothers, Joe and Walter Cutter, preceded her in death.
Emma Lee was raised, lived and worked in the Bloomington-Normal area for more than 50 years. She retired from IS and moved to Kentucky in 1974, where she cared for her mother. She came to Seffner, Fla., on July 12, 1986, where she lived with her son until she moved to her own home in Zephryhills in 1993. She loved being with her grandson and great-grandsons and traveled with her family. She enjoyed playing golf with them as well.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Zephryhills and a born-again Christian. She enjoyed reading her Bible and visits with her faithful friends from church every Monday.