CHESTER TiAnne Gayle Moore, 28, of Chester died and her infant son, Oran Blaine Gage, was delivered stillborn on Sunday, March 25, 2007, at a Chester hospital.
Their funeral services will be held at 1 p. m. Thursday at the Chester Alliance Church. Burial will follow at the Joplin Cemetery. TiAnne was born Dec. 28, 1978, in Chester to Clyde Stephen Norris and Carolyn Joyce Halter. TiAnne grew up in the Joplin community and received her formal education there. She graduated from J-I High School in 1997. In the few years that followed, she worked at the Joplin Caf for Shannon Hadford and at the Joplin Bar for Ken Snyder. In 1999, TiAnne completed her training as a nursing assistant and began working at the Liberty County Nursing Home in Chester. She also worked at the Missouri River Medical Center in Fort Benton for a short while, then returned to her job in Chester. TiAnne had been employed as a CNA for the past eight years and enjoyed caring for her elderly friends at the local rest home. In 2004, TiAnne met Russell Gage. Although they never officially married, TiAnne and Rusty were loyal companions and best of friends during the last three years. The couple received exciting news in August when they learned of TiAnne’s pregnancy. In anticipation of the upcoming birth, they were making plans for a nursery and TiAnne began sewing special baby blankets and accessories. On Saturday, TiAnne worked the evening shift at the nursing facility. When she arrived home, she complained of feeling weak and nauseous. Her condition worsened by early Sunday morning, so Rusty took her to the local hospital. Soon after her arrival, and before she could be thoroughly evaluated, TiAnne suffered a cardio-pulmonary arrest. Resuscitative efforts to save TiAnne and her baby failed. In her youth, TiAnne attended Bible school at the Alliance Church in Chester and the Bethel Church in Joplin. Her hobbies were many. She enjoyed poetry, oil painting, flower gardening, cards, camping, sewing and crafts. She collected miniature ceramic figurines and stuffed animals. She also enjoyed cooking, especially oriental dishes. She also enjoyed the challenge of auto mechanics. TiAnne had always been a “free-spirit.” She was proud of her 17 body tattoos, each with special significance. Generally a bubbly and happy person, TiAnne was a loyal friend who was seldom judgmental and always compassionate. TiAnne was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Inez Halter; and paternal grandparents, Wilber and Alice Norris. Survivors include her parents, Steve and Carol Norris of Joplin; “husband,” Rusty Gage of Chester; brother, Jack Norris of Helena; maternal grandfather, Jerry (Karen) Halter of Polson; “mother-in-law,” Ellen Russell-Gage of Chester; two nephews; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Baby Oran is survived by an uncle, Michael (Tiffany) Gage of Conrad; cousin, Keegan Gage of Conrad; and paternal great-grandmother, Rita Russell of Canton, N.Y. TiAnne’s fellow-employees have established a memorial account at the Bear Paw Credit Union in Chester for friends who would like to offer financial support to her family at this difficult time. Arrangements are by Rockman Funeral Chapel.