Ila Moored

Ila Moored

Mrs. Ila Leoties (Vote) Moored of Martin, Michigan passed away Friday, September 2, 2011 in Plainwell. Ila was born June 6, 1924 to Walter James and Leoties E. (Decker) in Allegan Township. In 1942 she graduated from Allegan High School where she played basketball. On September 15, 1945, Ila married Ferris Arnet Moored. They were blessed with Ferris “Sonny”, Marcia and Glenda. During their 65 years of marriage they enjoyed camping, playing bingo and the Florida sunshine in the winter. Ila worked on their Martin farm and worked with her friends at Kessler’s in Wayland for many years; she loved reading, crocheting and walking. One of the great joys of her life was her pets. She was a devoted wife, an amazing mother and a loving grandmother and great-grandmother. Ila will be remembered for her loving heart, caring for others and her generosity.

Surviving are her children, Ferris “Sonny” (Char) Moored, Marcia (Terry) Sturgis and Glenda (Matt) Ash, all of Martin; 2 step-daughters Muriel “Kathy” (Albert) DeRuiter of Dorr, Marie (Terry) Huizinga of Cincinnati, OH; 11 grandchildren, Andy (Lisa) Huizing, Ken (Lori) Huizing, Jenny (Neil) Riggs, Lisa (Tod) Shook, Jason (Tracie) Moored, Kristy (Luke) Keyzer, Jarrod Sturgis, Jill (James) Harris, Joe (Jessie) Sturgis, Sheila (Rob) Sarro and Tracey (Jeff) Bryant; 28 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ferris; twin sister Lila Vote; sisters, Shirley Polmanteer, Judy Oisten; brothers, Walter Jr., Roger and Jack Vote and a great-granddaughter, Ilah Sturgis.

Burial was at South Martin Cemetery with Rev. Lee Zachman officiating.

A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, September 6 at 4:00 P.M. at the Martin United Methodist Church, Pastor Dave Selleck officiating.

Contributions in memory of Ila may be made to the activity center at Life Care Center in Plainwell.

The family is being served by the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Messages of condolence may be left at

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  1. Louise and Mac McGregor says:

    To all of Ila’s family…She and Ferris were our neighbors in Fl. for many years…they were wonderful people and we miss them a lot. Sincere condolences to all …Love Louise and Mac

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