Another part of the Moody family puzzle is gone. Yes, my uncle, Jim Moody, died on March 4 surrounded by his family.
And, I don’t think I’ve ever been to a bigger viewing than his. I just got back from it and there were people from all over Ansonia and other areas in Darke County and probably beyond.
Uncle Jim has had some health issues in the past few years, but was getting around on a walker fairly well, but I noticed in the last three weeks, he was getting slower.
Jamie and I began attending the church at Rose Hill nearly three years ago, and I didn’t realize Jim had been going there until I saw him. His friend, Dick Michael, generally brought him to church and after Dick died this past September, I offered to start bringing him to church.
I feel honored to have done so, especially after we leave church on a Sunday morning and he would say, “I’ve never been one for going to church, but I like that church a lot.”
So, that made me feel good I could do something for him, and I’m sure my dad would have been proud of me. But, Jim reminded me of my father, who died last July 20. And, now they’re both gone.
I remember when Jim used to deliver Coke and Pepsi products as well as bread….Colonial, I believe to area businesses. That was before he got in the car business with Elson Ford and Versailles prior to starting his own in Ansonia more than 40 years ago.
Jim was a great entertainer, and many people will attest to that. No matter where he was….church, at work, around family or at events…he was a cut-up and could a smile on other peoples’ faces.
By the looks of his viewing, he was loved by many, many people. Yes, I’m prejudice, but I’m proud to be a part of the Moody family, and each time someone “leaves” it hurts a little more.
But life goes on, no matter what we think. We will miss you, Uncle Jim. Rest In Peace.
• The next Treaty City Seniors dance will be Monday at the VFW Post on North Ohio Street in Greenville. Dancing is from 1 to 4 p.m. with Tom Everhart serving as deejay.
• Greenville Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7262 and the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio (GSWO) in Operation Cookie will be selling cookies for military personnel serving overseas. Girl Scout Cookie customers can come to the VFW today from 4 to 7 p.m. in the front part of the building to order their cookies at a booth that will be set up featuring the cookies. These cookies, it was noted, will go to men and women in the military for those who wish to do so.
Happy birthday to:
• March 15 to Rev. Lee Wallace, Irma Hocker, Carolyn Mescher, Cheryl Hart, Carol Williams, Marlene Dirksen, Roxann Reichard-Grant, Sueann Puckett and Gary Kunk Jr.
• March 16 to Debbie Balcom Mayse, Lisa Heck, Jesse Peters and Angie Widener.
• March 17 to Bob Hunt, John Jenkins Sr., Ty Thwaits, Gertie Van de Pitte, Pat Bousman, Chester Pouder, Steve Gilland (40), Earl Kriegbaum, Cheryl Wombolt and Jordan Campbell.
• March 18 to Ruth Kepler (87), Kathy Magoto, Jane Gantt, Cole Litten, Maureen McCabe, Marilyn Hittle, Jared Fritz,Hannah Wiest, Lexi Shinn (18), Kelly Hiestand, Doug Wright and Cheryl Kay Francis.
• March 19 to Mary Striegel Knick, Jennifer Schricker, Judy Thornhill, Sue Miller, Sharon Treon, Cheyenne Archey and Nichole Dickey.
• March 20 to Craig Allen Francis, Jerilyn Kiser, Carmen Claywell, Floyd McCullough and Kay Birt Seiler.
Happy anniversary to: Tom and Becky Everhart on March 16; and Phil and Judie Hathaway and Carol and Mike Schuh, all on March 17.
Don’t forget to pray for: Tom Brumbaugh Jr., Harry Moody, Rosemary Goodpaster Wetzel, Betty Kremer, Jeff Stump, Stacy Dorko, Charlotte Metzcar, Vicki Wilker Gibson, Vickie Martin, Carl Francis, Evan Boggs, Rhonda Rodeheffer Rismiller, Janet Bolin, Shirley Miller, Roger Flory, Albert Duncan, Jack Good, Bill Duncan, Keith Starks, Darla Bowman Miller, Cheri Antrobus Davis, Scott Clark, Steve Schafer, Tom Hawkins, Greg Moody, Connie Apple, Jodie Glick, Kohen Thwaits, Jerrod Pratt, Dawn Oldiges, Judy York, Lowell Elsass, Linda Johnston, Tracy Bailey, Shannon Peters Hall, Jack Riegle, Bruce Knick, Aiden Turner, Brody Wilson, Carol Bollheimer, Roger McEowen, Al Bliss, Tim King, Gary Poor, Layna Best, Jean Eastridge, Alishia Clark Funk, Glenna Curry, Mike Bale, Phyllis Gibbons, Carmen Sanders, Michael Allen Clark, Elmer Long, Shirley Mead, Kathy Magoto,
Also, Wanda and Joe Bailey, Shelly Hoffman, Lisa Hall, Tammy Shapiro, David Magoto, Phil Clark, Sonny Hunt, Don and Nina McDaniel, D’Arleen Waymire, Pappy Harshman, Delores Duncan, John Klipstine, Elsie Svajda, Sue Chitty, Phil Chilcoat, Christine Pipenger, Paul Barton, Terry Ungericht, Gracyn Blackburn, Dave Starline, Bob Hiestand Jr., Kathy and Tom Hamilton, Joanne Sharp, Ivan Miller, Cindy Elson, Cary Van De Grift, Teresa Mayo Amspaugh, Tina Kiser Deaton, Tonia Thompson, Fred Monnin, Faye Schlecty, Sheila Reed, Bill Beasley, Kody Ketring, Bob and Sandy Finkbine, Kevin Dickey, Margaret “Peg” Bundy, Kevin Hemmerich, Penny Starns, Tim Heck, Vanna (Hannam) Abbott, Addie Henderson, Samantha Smith, Todd Walls, Ron Kramer, Dana Holzapfel, Kara Didier, Carla Welch and Bill Schuette.
And, pray for all those others who suffer from the many debilitating diseases, and may God bless all of our military people serving and protecting this nation, as well as rescue, fire and law enforcement personnel who put their lives on the line to protect us.
Jamie and I sincerely extend our condolences to the families of: Jim Moody, Alta Fourman, Ron Jeffers and Dale Sease.
Think about it: “When we numb hard feelings, we numb joy, we numb gratitude, we numb happiness.” — Brene Brown