Arthur “Art” Moorman


Mr. Arthur “Art” Moorman, 85, of Seymour, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015, at his residence with his wife and family by his side.

Born April 16, 1929, in Jackson County, he was the son of Alfred and Mary Kleffman Moorman, both of whom preceded him in death. On Oct. 17, 1954, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Borchers, he married the love of his life, Betty L. Abell. She survives.

After graduating from Cortland High School, he served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was classified with the honor of “marksman.”

Mr. Moorman was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Borchers. He was a lifelong farmer and school bus driver for Seymour Community School Corporation for 51 years. He was a great role model to the many children he transported through his 51 years of school bus driving.

He loved his family, especially enjoying their company on many camping expeditions. Many in the Jackson County community will remember the parades which Art would enter with his grandchildren as he commandeered “Grandpa’s Pride Train.”

Besides his wife of 60 years, survivors include his daughters, Terry (Mike) Searcy, Natalie (Doug) Fish, Judy Burke and Pam (Roger) Huffman; grandchildren, Jamie (Michael) Baker, Bobby (Jon) Marley, Sean Searcy, Mindy (Ryan) Sifflard, Jason Fish, Kelly (Adam) Culbreth, Jeff Rotert, Darrell Rotert, Brian Kendall and Matt Kendall; great-grandchildren, Eliana, Kayla, Hannah, and Caleb Baker, Isaac Rotert, Camden and Hadley Sifflard, and Paxton Culbreth; and a brother-in-law, Dick Wessel.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Mabel Hoene and Katherine Wessel; and a brother-in-law, Wilmer Hoene.

The service of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Borchers, with the Rev. Steven Wood officiating.

Visitation will be 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until time service Wednesday at the church.

Burial will follow in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Veterans of Foreign Wars 1925, American Legion Post 89, and Korean and Vietnam Veterans, all of Seymour.

Memorials may be given through Voss and Sons Funeral Service, which is handling the arrangements to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Borchers.