Myrna Moore


April 29, 1934 - September 5, 2021


Myrna Irene Moore, 87, of Mitchell, SD, died Sunday, September 5, 2021, in hospice care in the home of her daughter, Cheryl Schmit, rural Artesian, SD. Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM Thursday, September 9, at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Artesian. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Wednesday, September 8, at Bittner Funeral Chapel with a 6:30 PM prayer service. The family requests that masks be worn at the funeral gatherings. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Myrna Irene Moschell was born April 29, 1934, at Howard, SD, to William and Alma (Stangohr) Moschell.  She was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Howard, SD, and was confirmed at Bethany Lutheran Church, Howard, SD, where she attended Luther League during high school.  She attended grade school at Roswell, SD, and graduated from Fedora High School in 1952.  Myrna attended General Beadle State Teachers College, Madison, SD, and graduated with a two-year teaching degree in 1954.  While in college, she pitched for an unbeaten Howard softball team.  She taught third grade at Hurley, SD, for four years and was a member of the South Dakota Education Association.

Myrna married the love of her life, Howard Moore, at Bethany Lutheran Church, Howard, SD, on December 21, 1957.  To this union four children were born.  Howard and Myrna raised their four children in Artesian, SD, and moved to Mitchell, SD, in 2012.

Myrna was a member of First Lutheran Church in Artesian.  She was a Ladies Aid member and taught Sunday School for many years.  Myrna was always ready to serve a hot cup of coffee and a homemade dessert to anyone who stopped in to visit.  She had a talent for hairstyling and gave many home perms and haircuts to family and neighbors.  Talented in the kitchen as well, she was particularly well-known for her delicious gravies that accompanied the meats at her table.  Best of all was the turkey gravy at her Thanksgiving table.  Myrna’s bunny cakes were always a hit at Easter.

She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and loved to buy fun toys and read lots of stories to them.  She delighted in attending their school and community activities, including sports and 4-H activities.  Myrna loved to hold her great-grandchildren and enjoyed their hugs and kisses.  She proudly displayed their artwork in her home.

Myrna is survived by Howard, her husband of 63 years; daughter, Chloe (Mads) Andenas, Howard, SD; stepdaughter, Kirsten (Reggie) Aligada and children, Ruby and Zadie, of St. Paul, MN; son, Jerry (Pam) Moore, Artesian, SD, and their children, Rachelle (Brennan), Freeman, SD, and Dillon (Harley) Moore, Artesian, SD, and their children, Jade and Ryder, and Jerry’s son Josh Moore, Mitchell, SD; son, Roger (Judy) Moore, Minong, WI; daughter, Cheryl (Roger) Schmit, Artesian, SD, and their children, Ashley (Wes) Vander Pol, Brookings, SD, and Austin, Artesian, SD; sister, Elda Briggs, Kokomo, IN; brother, Richard (Bonnie) Moschell, Kenosha, WI; and sisters-in-law, Virginia Moschell, Raeburn Moore, and Mary Bechen.

Myrna was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Alan, Harold and his wife, Delores, and Bill and his wife, Karen; sisters, Ardath Walker and her husband, Sterne, and Deloris Nelson and her husband, Bob; brothers-in-law, Raman Briggs, Melvin Moore, Earl Moore and his wife, Bonnie, and Howard Bechen and his wife, Marge; and nephews, James Moschell and Larry Walker.



Wednesday, September 8, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:30 PM Prayer Service

Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Thursday, September 9, 2021
10:30 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
Artesian, SD

Posted by Jerry Luckett on September 11, 2021
My deepest sympathy. I have wonderful memories of Myrna and Howard. Sending prayers for everyone. Cherish the memories as they are God’s gift to us
Posted by Kurt and Diane Gildemaster on September 10, 2021
So sorry for your loss of mom. What a sweetie, she was always welcoming us into her home and happy to see us. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.
Posted by Keith & Jennifer Wetzel on September 9, 2021
So sorry for your loss you're in our thoughts and prayers
Posted by Judy Anton on September 9, 2021
Howie & family - sorry for your Loss - Judy Rice Anton
Posted by Connie(May) and Dan Muller on September 8, 2021
So sorry for your loss,prayers to all
Posted by Connie Adair on September 8, 2021
Many fond memories of my Aunt Myrna. Always ready and willing to cut my hair. Many family birthday parties and holidays spent together. I never saw Myrna without a smile on her face. My condolences to Uncle Howie and cousins Chole, Jerry, Roger and Cheryl. Myrna will surely be missed.
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Posted by Sherry and Keith Mutchler on September 8, 2021
Praying that Special memories and family lo be and support will surround you and lift you.
Posted by Kathy Peterson on September 8, 2021
God's grace and blessings to all.
Posted by rick morris on September 8, 2021
My sympathies to the Moore family. I'll always have fond memories of Myrna updating me on the happenings in the Artesian area, while sitting in my Mom's kitchen. RIP Myrna She will be missed,
Posted by Val and Scott Parsley on September 8, 2021
Chloe, Sorry for your loss. She had a rich and beautiful life as read in the obituary. Sympathy to you and Mads and your entire family.
Posted by Mary and David Jones on September 8, 2021
I will always remember Myrna and Howard sitting proudly on the sidelines taking in every sport and 4-H show their kids and grandkids were in. We will miss you!
Posted by Eldeen Stekl on September 7, 2021
So sorry for your loss..Prayers and hugs to all especially Howie.
Posted by Joyce M. Hoefert on September 7, 2021
My heart aches but I know she is in a better place. She will be missed.
Posted by Jim and Donna Murtha on September 6, 2021
So sorry for your loss
Posted by Kori Clarambeau on September 6, 2021
So sorry to hear about your mom, prayers are with you all!!
Posted by Jill Reimer on September 6, 2021
So sorry for your loss! Cherish all the special memories you shared!
Posted by Greg and Barbie Becker on September 6, 2021
Rest in peace Aunt Myrna. Sending a bear hug and prayers to Uncle Howie. Prayers and hugs to Chole, Jerry, Roger and Cheryl and all of your families. Love Always, Barbie
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