SHELBY - Lena Moore Kale, 89, of 401 N. Morgan Street, passed away Aug. 16, 2014, at Cleveland Re-gional Center.
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A native of Cleveland County, she was born June 24, 1925, daughter of the late William Plato and Ros-sie Padgett Moore.
She was a member of Lafayette Street United Methodist Church.
She was best known as the "toy lady" from where she worked at Blanton's Toy House for 31 years.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Jack B. "Pete" Kale; and a baby brother and sister.
She is survived by two sons, Jack Kale and wife Nina of Gastonia, Butch Kale and wife Tammy of Blacksburg; two daughters, Joan Allen of Shelby, Linda Brewer and husband Dave of Taylors, SC; one brother, Ted Moore and wife Anne of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; nine grandchildren, Lance and Bryan Kale, Carissa Morris, Bo Allen, LeAnn Barnette, Cindy Davis, Alyssa, Caitlyn, and Taylor Kale; eight Great Grandchildren; one great great grandchild.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Lafayette Street United Methodist Church with the Rev. Arthur Holland officiating.
No visitation will be held for Mrs. Kale.
Burial will be private sometime before the service on Saturday.
Memorials may be made to Lafayette Street United Methodist Church, 1420 S Lafayette St Shelby NC 28152 or
Western Carolina 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215-3220 or www.alz.org/NorthCarolina
Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Shelby is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent online at www.claybarnette.com.
Clay-Barnette Funeral Home
1401 West Dixon Boulevard Shelby, NC 28152
Published in Shelby Star on Aug. 19, 2014