Class of 1941

1941 Graduation Edition
Perry Daily JournalBetty Lee Moore
Betty Lee Moore

– age 17, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Moore. She was born in Perry on November 14, 1923, and has attended the Perry schools for the past 12 years.

She has served as secretary and treasurer of her class and home room, and president of the girls’ glee club. She is now serving as president of the National Honor Society.

She was a member of the play cast during the junior and senior years. She had parts in several one act plays and has taken part in all the operettas given by the high school.

Hobbies are sports and playing the piano.

She expects to enter some college this fall.

Betty Lee (Moore) Koenig

November 14, 1923 – October 22, 2013

Betty Lee Koenig age 89 of Glen Carbon, Illinois, formerly of Edwardsville, died at 9:25 a.m. on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the Eden Village Care Center in Glen Carbon.

She was born on November 14, 1923 in Perry, Oklahoma, the daughter of the late Ernest P. & Florence (Branen) Moore.

Betty worked as a bookkeeper for the Civil Service in Oklahoma during WWII, the Edwardsville High School, and then for Kelly Girl Temporary Service in Decatur, Illinois, retiring in 1982.

She married Eugene “Gene” Koenig on January 26, 1945 in Edwardsville. He survives.

She is also survived by one daughter, Lisa Lee Husky and husband Pete of Troy, Illinois; one granddaughter, Michaela Lee Reid of Troy, and one brother; E. Paul Moore, Jr. & wife Betty of Ballwin, Missouri.

Betty was a graduate from Perry High School and Northern Oklahoma Junior College in Tonkawa, Oklahoma. She was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Edwardsville, where she served over the years as a communion steward, a Sunday school teacher, and a choir member.

There will be no visitation or services; she will be cremated according to her wishes.

A private burial will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.