Wilma J. Moore

Wilma J. Moore

August 2, 1929 – October 28, 2020


Wilma Jakob Moore was born in Grebendorf, Germany on August 2, 1929.  She was the youngest daughter to Heinrich and Philppine Jakob.  Wilma grew up in a very close-knit family consisting of her parents, sister, brother, aunts, uncles and cousins; all who lived under the same roof of their large 3 story family home.  During World War II, the Jakob family endured great hardship and tremendous loss, with the death of Willy Jakob.  Following World War II, Wilma met and fell in love with Army Specialist, James “Jim” Moore.  The young couple were married on September 25, 1948 in Wilma’s hometown of Grebendorf, Germany.  Soon after, in the fall of 1948, Wilma moved to the United States with Jim and their son, James William “Bill” Moore.  When Wilma came to the United States, she did not speak any English.  She taught herself to not only speak but write in English by reading comic strips.  She was a beloved mother to three boys and one girl, Bill, Harry, Steve, and Hope.

Wilma had a warm smile, joyful laugh and a beautiful singing voice that filled her home with song.  She was honest and was never afraid to speak her mind.  She was strong, wise, and above all she loved her family.

Wilma was a woman of tremendous faith in God, and his son, Jesus Christ.  She spent countless hours reading the scriptures and living a life devoted to her faith.  When Jim passed away on August 30, 2018; Wilma was deeply saddened by his death, but she continued to soldier on, surrounded by the love of her family.  We find peace knowing that with her passing, she is now with her beloved Jim, and the many family and friends that preceded her in death.

Preceded in death by Husband, James “Jim” Moore; parents, Heinrich and Philippine Jakob; brother, Willy Jakob; sister, Margot Schindler; and grandson, Ari Moore.  Survived by sons and daughters-in law: Bill and Judy Moore, Harry Moore, Steve and Denise Moore; daughter and son-in law, Hope and Will McCain; 13 Grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Monday, November 2nd from 12 Noon to 2pm, at the West Center Chapel followed by GRAVESIDE SERVICE at Cedar Dale Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to the Nebraska Heart Association.

To view a live broadcast of the Visitation and Graveside Services, go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Service” button on the homepage.



1 Condolence

  • Ronda McCain Posted October 30, 2020 1:58 pm

    Sending prayers for family at this difficult time. Wilma lived an extraordinary life. May sweet memories comfort you at this time. God Bless

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