Leota “Margaret” Moody…April 6, 1922 – September 23, 2016



A Mass of Christian Burial for Leota “Margaret” Moody will be held on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Las Animas, Colorado. Father Raymond Grimes will officiate. A Rosary/Scripture service will be held at 9:30 a.m. also at the church. Visitation will be on Thursday, September 29, 2016 from 9 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Horber Funeral Chapel. Interment will take place at 11:00 a.m. at Fort Lyon National Cemetery in Las Animas, Colorado.

Leota Margaret Moody, affectionately known to most as “Margaret”, was born on April 6, 1922 to Ivory W. and Martha Louise (Ferking) Goodman in Beeler, Kansas and passed away on Friday, September 23, 2016 in Las Animas, Colorado at the age of 94.

Margaret married Frank C. Moody in 1942, in Phoenix, Arizona. To this union were born four children. After Frank separated from the United States Army after WWII, they spent a number of years in Kansas. They lived in Holly, Colorado and Granada, Colorado before settling in Las Animas, Colorado in 1961. While Margaret was raising her children, she was Chief of the Supply Division at Fort Lyon Veteran’s Hospital. She was an active member of the Northside Club, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, VFW Auxiliary, NARF, and the Women’s Civic Club. After her retirement, Margaret enjoyed many years traveling and visiting family. Margaret was a very kind and gracious woman who made all those near her feel welcome and loved. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ivory W. and Martha L. (Ferking) Goodman; husband, Frank C. Moody; son, Gerald Moody; granddaughter, Kathy; three sisters, Agnes Shade, Anna Belle Wadhams, Marie Davis; and brother, Charles Goodman.

Margaret is survived by her daughters, Carol (John) McKim of California, Mary (Mike) Kaminski of Illinois, and Barbara (Gary) Bratt of Idaho; one sister, Charlene Mastin of Kansas; 13 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and was expecting her first great-great grandchild in March.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bent County Health Care Center or St. Mary’s Catholic Church in care of Horber Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 431, Las Animas, Colorado, 81054.

For more information, or to leave online condolences, please visit http://www.horberfuneralchapel.com


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