Chester Moore, 99, of Geneseo, formerly of Cambridge, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 at his home at WoodRidge Supportive Living, in Geneseo. Memorial services were at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21 at Cambridge United Methodist Church, in Cambridge. The Rev. Rick McDaniel officiated. Inurnment was at the National Cemetery at the Rock Island Arsenal with military rites. A visitation was from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21 at the church with a 9:30 a.m. Masonic Service by the Cambridge Lodge No. 49 A.F. & A.M. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cambridge United Methodist Church.

Chester Moore, 99, of Geneseo, formerly of Cambridge, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 at his home at WoodRidge Supportive Living, in Geneseo. Memorial services were at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21 at Cambridge United Methodist Church, in Cambridge. The Rev. Rick McDaniel officiated. Inurnment was at the National Cemetery at the Rock Island Arsenal with military rites. A visitation was from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21 at the church with a 9:30 a.m. Masonic Service by the Cambridge Lodge No. 49 A.F. & A.M. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cambridge United Methodist Church.

Chester was born Dec. 9, 1916, in Hunter, Ky., the son of John and Sallie (Collins) Moore. He was educated in Martin, Ky., and he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Chester married Mildred Perry on Nov. 30, 1940, in New Stithton, Ky. She died on Sept. 28, 2011. Chester went to photography school at Halbert School of Photography, in Kansas City, Mo., in 1948. The couple moved to Cambridge in 1951. Chester worked as a machine operator at the Rock Island Arsenal for 20 years, retiring in 1971. He then worked as a maintenance man at the Woodhull Plaza, in Woodhull, for eight years.

Chester was a member of the Cambridge United Methodist Church, Grand Lodge of Kentucky A.F. & A.M. Lodge No. 641. In his early years, he coached Little League and taught a 4-H photography class. He was a die-hard Cubs fan and enjoyed their winning of the World Series. He also enjoyed playing cards as well as gardening and horseshoes in his younger days.

Survivors include children and spouses, Arden and Lorrine Moore, of Woodhull; Sheila and George Johnson, of O’Fallon; Charlotte and Dave York, of Milan; Geri and Dan Birdsall, of Lynn Center; Delbert and Lien Moore, of Davenport, Iowa; daughters-in-law, Connie Moore, of Galesburg; and Judie Moore, of Andover; 25 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Nancy Graber, of Wadsworth, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Rod and Nick; and nine brothers and sisters.