She was born June 15, 1916 in Renova, PA. to the late Ira Joseph and Mabel Madeline Delaney McKinnon. Vest was a resident of Warren Co. for the past 20 years. She was a 1934 graduate of Warren High School and was employed with the former New Process Company and former Pennsylvania Bank and Trust Company where she retired as Head Bank Teller after 20 years service. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Warren, PA. and a former member of the Sheffield United Methodist Church where she was a member of their bible study and had served as coordinator of the church vacation bible school. She was a member of the Sheffield Senior Center.
Vesta along with Ann Curtin, started the Sheffield Well Baby Clinic. She had served as coordinator of the Sheffield Red Cross Bloodmobile and the Warren County Girl Scouts. She was an avid bowler, golfer, cook, accomplished pianist and organist, and currently played at the Watson Home. She also enjoyed flower gardening. She is fondly remembered by those who loved her as being a woman who loved being a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother.
She is survived by her two children – Carolyn A. McFarland of Shippenville, PA., Richard D. “Rick” Moore and wife, Janelle C. of Warren, PA., 2 Sisters – Patty Paul and Kathy (Bill) Miller all of Cortland, Ohio, 1 Sister-in-law, Doris Moore of Sheffield, PA., 6 Grandchildren – Debra Nosel (Matt), Darren Moore (Dawn) all of Warren, PA., Richard T. McFarland of New York City, NY., Michael L. Grosch (Tom) of Austin, TX., Melissa K. Schmader (Dan) of Lucinda, PA., Carole Walter (Ron) of Siegel, PA., 8 Great Grandchildren, 3 Great Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard W. Moore who she married September 3, 1938 in Ridgway, PA.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 from 6 to 8 P.M. A funeral and committal service will be conducted Thursday at the First United Methodist Church at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Sperling, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Sheffield Cemetery, Sheffield, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made through the Sheffield Senior Center, or First United Methodist Church or Hospice of Warren County. Those wishing to send e-mail condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com