Services for Elizabeth Coleman Barnett Moore, 88, will be 10 a.m., Saturday, June 30, 2012, at Rogers Funeral Home, with burial in Frankfort Cemetery. Her son, Phillip W. Moore, will officiate, assisted by her pastor, Dan Luttrell, of the Antioch Church, where she was a faithful member and Sunday School teacher for many years. She passed away Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at Frankfort Regional Medical Center following a short illness. Visitation will be at the funeral home from 4-7 p.m. today. A celebration of her life will begin at 7 p.m.
A native of Frankfort, Elizabeth was born November 5, 1923, to Roy Thomas Barnett and Willie Polsgrove Barnett. She was a lifelong resident of Frankfort and Franklin County except for a brief time in early childhood when her father’s employment took the family to Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1939, she married Phillip Arvin Moore and moved to the farm on Stoney Creek Road where she lived for over seventy years on the banks of the Kentucky River, sharing with her children and grandchildren her deep appreciation of nature that so often ended up as the subject of her paintings.
Widowed in her early fifties, Elizabeth then began a career as graphic artist and publications coordinator for the Kentucky Association of School Administrators, retiring after thirteen years. In addition, she was a freelance artist and writer whose articles and illustrations appeared in various publications. Her original paintings have sold in gift shops and specialty stores throughout Kentucky, and two of her scenes of historic Frankfort were released as prints. She studied graphic art with the Famous Artists School and Kentucky State University, and was the illustrator of Let’s Explore Kentucky, a history textbook for elementary students. A highlight of her life was a mission trip to Haiti.
She is survived by two sons, Phillip Wayne Thomas Moore (Lynn), and Lawrence Duane Moore (Stacy); a daughter, Sharon Lynn Moore Roberts (Freddie); a stepdaughter, Wanda Joy Moore Luttrell (John); a daughter-in-law, Susan Black Moore; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of many years, Phillip Arvin Moore; a son, Darrell Scott Moore; a sister, Edna Barnett Flowers; a brother, Roy Thomas “Buddy” Barnett, Jr., and her parents.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons. Flowers are welcome, or donations in her honor may be made to a favorite charity. She was especially interested in the welfare of children.