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Marianne Moore

May 23, 1934 - July 10, 2022
Grand Rapids, MI



Tuesday, July 26, 2022
11:00 AM EDT
Marne United Methodist Church
14861 Washington St
Marne, MI 49435
1 (616) 677-3957
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Edison Christian Health Center
1000 Edison Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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Ball Park Floral
8 Valley Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 459-3409
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Life Story / Obituary


Marianne Moore was a compassionate and caring wife, mother, and grandmother. She lived her life putting others first and selflessly gave much of her time and resources to the family she so loved. Marianne treasured any amount of time spent with her growing family, especially over the holidays. Her unconditional love and warm presence will be deeply missed by her many special friends and loved ones.

1934 saw the turning point in the Great Depression in America with unemployment decreasing. Born during one of the most severe droughts in our nation’s history, Frank and Lena (Anderson) Poole were elated with joy to welcome home their newborn daughter, Marianne, on May 23rd in Detroit, Michigan. Joining her older three brothers; Jack, Frank “Bud”, and Chuck, her birth brought much happiness into their family home.

Growing up in Birmingham, Marianne lived a happy childhood. Being the only girl, she was accustomed to wearing her brothers’ hand-me-downs. Once she eventually landed her first job in a clothing store, all of her earnings went to new clothes! This sparked a lifelong habit of shopping and accessorizing her outfits over the years. She was raised in the Christian faith and her family attended Embury United Methodist Church. As a young teen, she was always active and on the go. Marianne liked to run track on her high school team at Ernest W. Seaholm High School where she graduated with the Class of 1951. After high school, Marianne took various jobs in the banking industry starting out as a teller and working her way to becoming a loan officer. Whatever she set her mind to do, she always gave it her personal best.

Not to be forgotten was the meeting of William (Bill) Moore, the man who would marry her. He was working as an usher at the local theater in her hometown and one night their worlds collided. They dated about a year before they married on December 3, 1955, at Embury Methodist Church. After their one-night honeymoon, they settled into their first home on Tiverton Rd in Bloomfield Hills directly behind the police station where Bill had eventually worked his way to become the police chief. Together they raised three wonderful children; Mike, Shari, and Linda. As a family, they made many lasting memories on trips to Florida for spring vacations and up north during Michigan’s warmer summer months. They were actively involved in their church and raised their children with a strong example of Christ’s teachings. While living in Troy, Marianne was very active at the First Presbyterian Church where she was and Elder and Deacon. She and Bill thrived in their years as parents and shared a remarkable sixty-six-year marriage. They retired to North Carolina for fifteen years before returning to Michigan to reside near family on the West side of the state.

Marianne’s greatest gift in life was finding the good in each day and using her beautiful smile to make all feel welcome. She loved bowling, walking, and playing golf well into her later years. She and Bill would often travel up north to stay near Traverse City and Gaylord so Marianne could also golf on the local courses. An avid sports fan, she loved her Detroit Tigers and Lions teams. Win or lose, her loyalty was unmatched. Marianne also loved to garden and read fiction novels for relaxation. An excellent cook, she was known for her famous lasagna with homemade sauce and her holiday quick bread. For Marianne, laughter was the best medicine! Marianne spent many of her last years in chronic pain but lived each day with courage and optimism, never feeling sorry about her circumstances. Her deep faith in God and her love of family kept her strong. Her most cherished possession was a Bible she was given on her wedding day that guided her path in life during both the good and bad times.

Marianne always made special time for her grandchildren. She enjoyed listening to their many successes and teaching them how to cook and bake. No one ever went home hungry when they came to grandma’s house! When it came to eating out, she savored fried perch dishes, pizzas, and salads. She absolutely loved to frequent her favorite stops at either Peabody's or the Alibi. Described as fun-loving and caring, Marianne leaves behind a rich legacy of living her life to the fullest. May her family lean on the many beautiful memories she leaves behind and may they find comfort in knowing they were loved beyond measure.

Marianne Moore of Grand Rapids, Michigan, formerly of Southern Pines, NC, and Troy, MI left this physical world on July 10, 2022, at the age of 88. She now enjoys the rest and perfect peace that only Christ can give. Marianne is survived by her children, Michael Moore (Sarah); Shari Steinbach (Victor): and Linda Moore. Marianne also leaves behind eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. The family would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all of Marianne’s wonderful caregivers at Edison Christian Home for their loving attention during the last year, along with the Spectrum Hospice Team who made her final days peaceful. Your support and expertise are so appreciated. The Family will be holding a Celebration of Life service for Marianne at 11:00 AM on July 26, 2022, at the Marne Methodist Church, 14861 Washington, St. Marne, MI 49435. Matthew 11: 28-30 Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.