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Viola Gwen (Sadler) Moore

Viola Gwen (Sadler) Moore of DeSoto passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at age 80.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 13, 2019, in the Groesbeck Funeral Home Chapel, with Reverend Charles Fake officiating. Burial followed in Ferguson Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jadon Neal, Kerby Oertli, Pierce Draxler, Jerrad Draxler, Gery McGilvray, and Andrew Draxler.

Gwen was born July 22, 1938 to Louie J. and Berta B. Sadler in Lovelady. She grew up in Limestone and Leon counties, and attended Centerville High School. She grew up in the Methodist church.

Gwen was married to Jerry Don (J.D.) Whitton, who was the father of her two girls, and who preceded her in death.

Her second husband was Ray Moore.

Gwen trained in nursing at Hermann Hospital in Houston and received her degree as a Registered Nurse. She had a life-long career in nursing, and worked at Baylor Hospital, Dallas, in the cancer center and out-patient clinic for 30 years, retiring a few years ago. I n addition to her dedication to countless patients during her career, Gwen was a person who loved helping others in any way she could.

She enjoyed her retirement and continued her favorite activities of gardening, shopping, cooking and spending time with her family.

Gwen was preceded in death by her parents, Berta and Louie Sadler; first husband, Jerry Don Whitton; sisters, Jean Phillips, Wanda Fake, and Linda Horne; and brother, Joe Lynn Sadler.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Leesa Jean Oertli and Gery McGilvray of Plano; daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Andrew Draxler of Frisco; grandsons: Jadon Neal of Dallas, Kerby Oertli of Plano, Jerrad Draxler of Frisco, Pierce Draxler of Frisco; granddaughter, Grace Viola Draxler of Frisco; Gwen’s second husband, Ray Moore of DeSoto; sister, Ann Walston of Thornton; sister-in-law, Ann Sadler of Thornton; brother-inlaw, Charles Fake of Rockport; first cousin, June Shipper; niece, Karen and husband Jim Mooney of Houston; nephew, Will Mooney of Houston; and many other cousins and nieces and nephews.

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