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Hattie Moore’s life took her far from her Alabama roots, eventually settling her in the growing, bustling streets of Indianapolis.

Born Aug. 2, 1923, Moore’s life wove a remarkable tale of love and resilience for the people celebrating her 100th birthday at Alpha Home.

Her legacy, a testament to her unwavering devotion, is etched in the words of her 77-year-old daughter, Mary Armor.

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“She is a wonderful mother. It was nine of us growing up. Now, three of us are gone, and she’s lost two grandchildren. I’m number three; it was four boys and five girls,” said Armor.

“She has been through everything, all things and there’s nothing left for her to go through. I mean the hard times and the good times with raising us, and getting us through school, and dealing with our little problems growing up.”

Armor said her mother thought of her children before she thought of herself.

Indianapolis woman turns 100 years old

Indianapolis woman turns 100 years old
Family and friends celebrated Hattie Moore’s 100th birthday August 2 at Alpha Home. (Photo/Jade Jackson)

She credits her mother with teaching her how to live and survive through care, understanding and love.

The matriarch has weathered life’s fiercest storms.

“By her turning 100, I think she’s doing really good. She doesn’t remember everything all the time, but she is good,” said Armor.

Even with her memory not being as clear as it once was, Hattie’s spirit remained unbreakable as she asked for a slice of cake on her birthday.

Armor’s daughter and Hattie’s granddaughter, Rachelle Crenshaw, said she has obtained her wisdom from Moore.

“From childhood up until I was married, she has been my greatest inspiration. Her life has been beautiful raising all of her children out of the house. She was able to work and has been in great health all the way up until now,” said Crenshaw.

She said her grandmother’s personality is humble and sweet.

People could always expect a meal when they went to her house.

“She was married to my grandfather. He has been deceased now for almost 40 years. Having her make it to 100 is beautiful. This is the legacy of my family,” said Crenshaw.

Contact staff writer Jade Jackson at 317-607-5792 or by email jadej@indyrecorder.com. Follow her on Twitter @IAMJADEJACKSON

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