Alta Adele (Moore) Connors

Alta Adele (Moore) Connors age 100 of Black Earth and formerly of Richland Center passed away on Monday, September 18, 2017 at her residence. 


She was born on December 21, 1916 and raised in Willow Township, Richland County the daughter of Frank and Ella (Hatch) Moore.  She married Thomas Richard Connors on May 20, 1937.  They farmed in the Ithaca area until 1965 and raised 10 children.  They moved to Highland where Tom farmed and Alta worked at the Cobb Canning Factory from 1965-1966.  They moved to Black Earth in 1967 and worked at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and both retired in 1982. 


Alta was a very kind and loving person.  Family was the most important thing in her life.  She was a good cook and always had a big garden.  She enjoyed playing cards, fishing, reading and doing puzzles. 


She will be missed by her children, Ellen Marti of Richland Center, Jim (Mary) of Black Earth, Karen (Mike) Hotlen of Waunakee, Bette Crapser of Richland Center, Joanne Grobe of Neenah, Janie Cullinane of Pewaukee, Mary (Larry) Danz of Black Earth, Doug (Janet) of Dane, Dan (Lisa) of Palm Bay, FL, Mike (Sinja) of Shiloh, IL, 32 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren, 12 great great grandchildren,  a brother, Eldon (Lucille) Moore of Richland Center, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband Tom in 1999, a granddaughter, Lori Marti Johnson, a grandson, Jay O’Connor, a great grandson, Caden Danz, 4 sisters, Gladys Thompson, Ava Bangert, Mildred Wastlick, Ilene Miller, 3 brothers, Bob, Wayne and Donny Moore, 2 sons-in-law, Jim Cullinane and Wayne Crapser. 


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Richland Center.  Monsignor Roger Scheckel and Fr. Osvaldo Briones will concelebrate with burial in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church from 9:30 A.M. until the time of Mass at 11:00 A.M. 


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The Stafford Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.    

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