Lena Mae Moore

May 26, 2020
Moore, Lena


A private family graveside service will be held     




Garden of Memories Cemetery     


May be directed to the family at:
1036 Adams Street
Waterloo IA 50703


1548 Audubon Drive
Waterloo IA 50701     


Lena Mae Moore, 93 of Waterloo, died Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at Pinnacle Specialty Care in Cedar Falls. 

She was born in Durant, Mississippi on September 19, 1926, the daughter of Bebe and Nina (Glover) Robinson. 

Lena graduated from Waterloo East High School with the class of 1945. 

She married Bennie Nathaniel Moore on May 2, 1947 in Black Hawk County; he preceded her in death on February 9, 2017. 

Lena worked as a switchboard operator and later in the IT department for Schoitz Memorial Hospital in Waterloo. 

She was an active member of Payne Memorial AME Church where she had sung in the choir, was secretary, and served on the trustee board. She enjoyed roller skating and bowling. She was an avid bowler until the age of 92 and played on the Friday night league at Maple Lanes. She often bowled in tournaments, earning several trophies. 
Survived by five children, Kent (Jacqueline) Moore of Olathe, Kansas, Roslynn (James) Lee of Waterloo, Brian (Bettie) Moore of Waterloo, Benita (Greg Williams) Moore of Moline, Illinois, and Clayton (Susan) Moore of San Antonio, Texas; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Rev. Helen Seenster of Waterloo. 

Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bennie; two sisters, Vina Louise Reed and Laretha Williams; and three brothers, Henry Jackson, Charles Miles and Clarence Miles. 

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  1. Lanette Johnson | May 29, 2020


    My dear Soror i am so saddened at the loss of you sweet mother. I knew her briefly but in that time her spirit and spunk was so delightful. Thinking of her brings a smile to my face. I can only imagine the wonderful memories you can reflect upon. Cherish your time spent and  memories made with your mother. May God bless and strengthen you now and always. Condolences to you and the family.

    Lanette Johnson🔺

  2. Dr. Stephanie Long | May 29, 2020
    I extend my sympathy wishes and condolences to the Moore family on the loss of their beloved Lena Mae Moore.  I am deeply saddened of your loss and pray to God to give eternal peace to Mrs. Moore's departed soul.  Dr. Stephanie E. Long
  3. Mrs. Denise Sisk Baring | May 29, 2020

    Mrs. Lena Moore is a woman I loved and respected while growing up at Payne Memorial A.M.E. Church in Waterloo, IA. She was a woman of class with a special style and loved her family and church.  She always had time to hold a conversation which meant alot to me. She has labored on this side for 93 years and loved serving God. Now she is at rest to receive her crown in glory.  My prayers to the family.

  4. Kathy Bishop | May 28, 2020
    my memories of Mrs.Moore go way way back to lester street,growing up with Benita coming over to her house,her Mom was always nice and I was always welcome,Rest In Peace.
  5. Billie Johnson | May 27, 2020

       Lena and I worked together for many years at Schoitz Memorial Hospital.  i have many

      fond memories of sharing our families life experiences both happpy and sad.  SHE was a

     wonderful friend. 

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