Serving West Michigan Since 1899

Mary Moore

February 8, 1926 - September 16, 2016
Holland, MI



Thursday, September 22, 2016
11:00 AM EDT
Peace Lutheran Church
398 James Street
Holland, MI 49424


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Peace Lutheran Church
398 James Street
Holland, MI 49424

Life Story / Obituary


Mary E. Moore, age 90, of Holland, died peacefully with family and friends at her side on Friday, September 16, 2016 at the American House in Holland.

Mary was born in Waterloo, Iowa to Walter and Ella Wille. She earned her Bachelors of Art degree at the University of Illinois. She then married the love of her life Ernest Moore Jr. in the summer of 1949. Mary was a church organist for 60 years, 20 of which were served at Peace Lutheran Church. She also worked for the University of Michigan in the Architecture Department. In addition to piano and organ, Mary enjoyed reading, playing bridge, golfing and Lutheran Church Woman Activities, as well as gardening and watching the sunsets on Lake Michigan. In years past Mary was a member of PEO, AAVW and the American Guild of Organists. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Dr. Ernest O. Moore Jr. in 2013.

Mary is survived by her three children: Susan Moore of Florence, KY, Brian and Patricia Moore of Candler, NC, Jane and Tim Alderson of Asheville, NC. Michael and Patricia Moore of Viera, FL; grandchildren: Tom and Beth Moore, Mark McCall and Mitchell McCall.

A memorial service will be 11:00am, Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Peace Lutheran Church, 398 James St. in Holland. Rev. Justin J. Walker will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to Peace Lutheran Church. Arrangements are by Dykstra Funeral Home – Northwood Chapel. To sign an on-line registry or leave a memory please visit