Alida Hines Moore, 89, a longtime resident of Slippery Rock, Pa., and a winter resident of Englewood, Fla., passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, in Fort Myers, Fla.
Born Jan. 8, 1924, in North Girard, Pa., Alida was the daughter of Ruth Koehler McCord and Isaac Benjamin Smith.
Alida graduated from Slippery Rock College in 1945 with a B.S. in Health and Physical Education. She taught in several area school districts, but spent most of her teaching career in the Slippery Rock School District, teaching at both the high school and elementary levels. Alida was a member of East Unity Presbyterian Church in Emlenton, Pa., and she attended Community Presbyterian Church in Englewood, through the winter months. She was a member of the PA Association of School Retirees and the Daughters of the American Revolution chapter in Venice, Fla. After retirement, Alida was a regular participant in the state and national Senior Games, and golfed in the Wednesday morning women’s league at Shamrock Golf Course for many years. She always enjoyed reading, studying genealogy, playing cards and other table games, and traveling with family and friends.
Surviving are Alida’s six children, Edwin W. Hines of Raleigh, N.C., James D. (Deb Leonard) Hines of Golden, Colo., Gary G. (Carol Mahan) Hines of Saxonburg, Pa., Ruth A. (Charles Gerhart) Hines of Reading, Pa., Mary L. (Michael) Hines-Formeck of Slippery Rock, and Donald E. (Kathy Thompson) Hines of Butler, Pa.; 17 grandchildren, Debbie, Sue, Dan, Liza, Dave, Joe, Kevin, Michelle, Megan, Zach, Isaac, Eric, Tom, Emily, Aysa, Nathan and Darcy; 13 great-grandchildren, Gabe, Hayley, Sarah, Megan, Matthew, Sydney, Landon, Erik, Russell, Garrett, Elijah, Olivia, and Lyndsay; and several nephews and nieces. Alida was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, R. Wayne Hines, who died in 1988; parents; stepfather, Norvon McCord; daughter-in-law, Barbara Taylor; sister, Estella Miller; brothers, Jack and Lewis Smith; an infant granddaughter; and Robert Moore, whom she married in 1993.
Friends and family will be received from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Smith Funeral Home in Slippery Rock. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Center Presbyterian Church in Slippery Rock. The Rev. Russell Hines — nephew of Alida and pastor of both Norrisville United Methodist Church in Norrisville, Pa., and St. Mark’s Church of Christ in Cochranton, Pa. — and the Rev. William Mumaw III, pastor of Center Presbyterian Church, will preside. Interment will be at Slippery Rock Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Alida’s memory to the Slippery Rock “Feed My Sheep” Food Cupboard, c/o Louise Ekas, Treasurer, 108 Bowman Lane, Slippery Rock, PA 16057.
Arrangements are by Smith Funeral Home, Slippery Rock.