Moyne Louise Pleser (née Zuroeveste), 72, of Parkville, MO passed away peacefully March 14, 2023. She was born July 24, 1950 in Salina, KS to Karl and Agnes (Suelter) Zuroeveste. At the time of her heavenly transition, she was surrounded in love by her family.
Moyne graduated from Lincoln High School in Lincoln, KS and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the former Emporia State Teachers College, currently Emporia State University. The majority of her career was with the Park Hill School District, where she spent 17 years. She taught for the Head Start program and worked with high school students with special needs. Moyne’s love for children and passion for teaching was evident in everything she did.
Moyne was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church for 40 years. She was a cheerful and selfless member of her church community enriching the lives of many as a Sunday School teacher, an alto in the church choir, Vacation Bible School instructor, food pantry volunteer, and member of the WELCA Group.
Moyne was blessed with a creative spirit and talent for arts and crafts. She could often be spotted crafting stage props for the next Gloria Dei children’s programs, constructing centerpieces for an upcoming family wedding, or designing a picture album for her Granddaughters. Her creativity and attention to detail brought out the very best in those around her.
She married Joseph J. Pleser on May 6, 1978 in Kansas City, KS. In addition to Joe, survivors include three children: Allison N. Sobotka and husband, Steve of La Grange Park, IL, Victoria (Tori) B. Mayer and husband, Michael of Carmel, IN, and Austin K. Pleser of Kansas City, MO; sister, Mary H. Andersen of Lincoln, KS; and her three beloved Granddaughters: Claire, Helen and Abigail. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Charles and Robert Zuroeveste; and a sister, Karolyn Mettlen.
A Memorial will be held Saturday, March 25 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (5409 NW 72nd St., Kansas City, MO 64151). The family will receive visitors from 10:00am-11:00am. A Memorial Service will begin at 11:00am. Those who cannot attend in person may join the family virtually at www.facebook.com/gloriadeikc.
In lieu of flowers, the family request gifts to the Kansas City Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis – kcpulmonaryfibrosis.org / 13725 Metcalf Avenue, Box 286, Overland Park, KS 66223 or The Food Assistance Ministry of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church 5409 NW 72nd Street Kansas City, MO, 64151 Memories of Moyne and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com