Ida Belle Moore

November 30, 1934April 6, 2019

Ida Belle Baker Petry Moore, of Huntsville, TX passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019. She was born in Houston, TX on November 30, 1934 to George Hall and Ida Belle (Anderson) Baker. She was married to Kenneth Moore for 14 years before his passing in 1999. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Huntsville, TX and had a passion for mission work, including the Restorative Justice and the Hospitality House.

She is survived by her children Arlene Dantin of Texas City, TX, Brooklynn A. Johnson of Huntsville, TX, David Alan Petry of Houston, TX, Aleice’ Bartels and her husband Ron of LaVernia, TX, Ken Moore, Jr. and wife Linda of Houston, TX, and Tom Moore of KY; Grandchildren, Edwin D. Dantin, Amanda Johnson and husband Brandon, Christopher Tyler, Jennifer Bartels, Samantha Martinez and husband Joe; Nieces, Bonnie DeLaughter and husband Todd, Allison Horstman and husband Daniel, Pegi Spencer and husband Joe, Cindy Baker, and Ida McBroom. She is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren and many great/great-great nieces and nephews and longtime friends.

Funeral services to be held at Forest Park East Funeral Home & Cemetery, 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, Texas 77598 at the gravesite on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. Viewing will start at 9:00 a.m. in the State Room.


  • Kenneth Moore Jr, Pallbearer
  • Msgt. Thomas W. Moore, USAF, Retired, Pallbearer
  • Todd DeLaughter, Pallbearer
  • Daniel Horstman, Pallbearer
  • Joe Spencer, Pallbearer
  • Manuel Escabar, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Saturday, April 13, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, April 13, 2019

Ida Belle Moore

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Wendy Campbell Moore

April 13, 2019

I only met Ida Belle once at her and her sisters home in Huntsville Texas. I saw her at kenny and Linda’s wedding too. She was having fun. Talking to all ! When Tom and I visited her in Huntsville they made pot roast for us. They were telling us how they were witnessing to the prison inmates about our Lord and Savior. I remember thinking how brave she was to serve God in this way. She was kind to me. RIP Ida Belle
Love to the family
I’m sorry I couldn’t be there with everyone

Aleice Bartels

April 11, 2019

Mom did loved to sing. I remember growing up she loved to watch The Sound of Music and sing all the songs. So it was no surprise when both my daughters were newborns and she came to visit, she rocked them and yes sang Raindrops on Roses! Rest In Peace Mom. I love you.

alison horstman

April 10, 2019

My daughter Elisabeth lived with Aunt Bonnie and Aunt Idabelle while attending Sam Houston State University. She was not a partier, like her Mom but Aunt Idabelle took her aside and told her, "Elisabeth, if you ever find that you've had too much to drink at a party, don't drive home. You can call me and I will come pick you up whatever time it may be!" Aunt Idabelle cared about people. She always had a positive word to say about others. I really appreciated that.

One time when I was about 7 years old our family was on a road trip and Aunt Idabelle and I were in the back seat. I remember her stroking my head and singing, "A Long Time Ago in Bethlehem" I had never heard that song and it was the first time I heard Aunt Idabelle sing. I was amazed at Aunt Idabelle's singing voice. Her voice was so beautiful and rich.

Love you Aunt Idabelle! See you in heaven!

Nina Osborne

April 9, 2019

The Staff At Forest Park East Funeral Home would like to express our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one.