Linda Ann Moore
April 25, 1933 – June 22, 2020
"Well Done Good and Faithful Servant..." Linda (Lin) of Spring Arbor, MI went to be with the LORD on June 22, 2020. She was wife, best friend and constant companion of her beloved Jesse for nearly 62 years, and together they raised three children. Born on April 25, 1933 in LaPorte, IN to Rev. Harold and Lorena Moorhouse, she was the third daughter of four siblings and accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age. She began demonstrating her unusual work ethic early in her teens by taking a job at a local New York department store. Her fun-loving spirit was also evident as she tore about town in her little brother’s T-Bird (when he was not allowed to drive it) and made many life-long friends and became known for her pranks at Greenville College and nursing school. She and eight friends from the dorm at GC started a round-robin (chain) letter that continued throughout their lives. As she pursued a nursing career in Buffalo, another college friend, Jesse, wrote and asked if she would like to ‘renew old acquaintances’ and they quickly fell in love and were married. Soon she found herself living an early 1960s dream in Flint, MI in a small house, with three children under 3 years old, and often her husband with the car at work! She never complained. Her servant heart, love for family, and humor held things together, and they eventually moved to a larger house in the suburbs of Flushing and acquired more vehicles. She was a great cook who managed to produce breakfast, dinner, and school or work lunches for the entire family—often complete with love notes or other surprises (think plastic insects). Her grocery trips with Jesse were epic as they, with a fistful of coupons, were known to storm through three stores, scooping up the best bargains at each one. When the children got closer to their college years, she returned to full-time work as a school nurse. Laughter was in the household as she sang crazy songs, turned the oatmeal green with food coloring, and whooped while playing ping pong, especially if she happened to be ahead against Jesse (they both won trophies on their honeymoon)! Regular family summer vacations were a highlight, and she would prepare for hours, long into the night, packing food and belongings into the pop-up trailer. During those years she attended Westwood Heights Free Methodist church with her family Sunday morning, evening, and Wednesday nights, and was active in countless ways including teaching Sunday School, Children’s Church, and leading championship Bible Quiz teams. For years she passed out Gideon Bibles and was later active in Bible Studies, Small Group Fellowship, and mentoring. Later, she was equally loving and entertaining to her 10 grandchildren, who they enjoyed watching grow up. She and Jesse were best friends who thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company whether raising a family together, worshipping and serving together, shopping, travelling, playing table tennis or jogging with the miniature schnauzer. After retirement they moved to Spring Arbor. At 70, against long odds, Lin was (miraculously) cured of cancer and enjoyed an additional 17 years of life. During her final days, she said, “we have a Great God. I love Him very much.” Her family will miss her greatly, but we rejoice that she is with Jesus! Linda is survived by husband Jesse G. Moore; her three children, Glen (Sheryl) Moore of Clarkston, MI, Kevin (Laura) Moore of Wheaton, IL, and Brenda (Mark) Chema of Fenton, Mi; her grandchildren, Lauren (Mason) Winsauer, Jocelyn (Josh) Dix, Kelli (Khalid) Moore, Adriana, Mariel, Honor and Blythe Moore, Jonathan, Matthew and Rebecca Lin Chema; and her siblings Jane (Everett) Sanders, Yvonne (Floyd) Hitchcock, and Ralph (Shirley) Moorhouse; and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Albert (Emily) Moore. Linda graduated with a nursing degree from Greenville College (IL) and Deaconess School of nursing, Buffalo (NY) and worked as a Public Health and School Nurse in Niagara Falls, NY and Flint, MI, where she paused her career to raise her family, returning to work full time in 1976 before retiring in 1988. Above all, Linda loved God and her family and was dedicated to serving. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: The Gideons International P.O. Box 1512, Jackson, MI 49204 or International Childcare Ministries 770 North High School Road, Indianapolis, IN 46214. Arrangements are being made through Patience-Montgomery Funeral Home (www.patience-montgomery.com) Jackson, MI, and a private family service will be held at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Battle Creek, MI. Visitation will be held on July 2, 2020 at 2:00pm at Davis Catering, 3575 Francis Street Jackson, MI, followed by a Memorial service at 3:00pm. Masks recommended as social distancing will be observed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: The Gideons International P.O. Box 1512, Jackson, MI 49204 or International Childcare Ministries 770 North High School Road, Indianapolis, IN 46214. Please view the memorial slideshow of Linda’s life by clicking on the link or entering the address below:
A private family service will be held at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Battle Creek, MI. The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 2:00pm at Davis Catering, 3575 Francis Street Jackson, MI, followed by a Memorial service at 3:00pm.
Linda Ann Moore
Jerry and Joyce Spears
June 27, 2020
To Rebecca and Mark and Family, What a wonderful heritage to look back on. I remember meeting her a couple times and praying for her during her time of illnesses. She was a strong woman in the Lord. And now you and Mark are carrying that heritage on for your family. She was certainly loved and cared for. And all of you and your family are also. Praying for your Father. It must be hard. Love you all.
June 27, 2020
Irving and Marilyn Rensberry
June 27, 2020
We enjoyed being with Lin in our Spring Arbor Free Methodist Church small group. She would often burst out singing a Sunday School chorus from long ago. She will be missed very much. Praying for Jesse and her wonderful family.