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Joel Moody II


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Joel Moody II Obituary
JOEL L. MOODY, II, 93 POPLAR GROVE - Joel L. Moody, II, 93, left his mortal body on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, in Maple Crest Care Centre, Belvidere, IL. He was born at Leachville, Arkansas, on August 15, 1920, the son of Joel L Moody, Sr. and Susan C. (Bailey) Moody. He moved to northern Illinois in 1942. Joel married Ruth V. Kennedy in 1944, she preceded him in death on April 7, 1997. He worked at many jobs in his lifetime, retiring in 1993. He is survived by one son, Joel L. "Larry" (Carol) Moody III; daughters, Susan P. (James) Taylor, Melissa "Molly" Moody and Merry F. (Joe) Shane; ten grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and various nieces, nephews and some truly great in-laws. He is predeceased by his parents; wife; and daughter, Janice R. Church. He was a member of Poplar Grove United Methodist Church where he served on the church board in one capacity or another since 1968. He loved everyone and was friends with everyone he met. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, July 21, 2014, in Poplar Grove United Methodist Church, 105 E. Grove Street, Poplar Grove, IL, with Pastor Danice Loveridge officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church. Burial in Poplar Grove Cemetery. Memorials can be given in care of Poplar Grove United Methodist Church or Capron Rescue Squad in Joel's name. Arrangements by Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL. To light a candle or to share a memory, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from July 18 to July 19, 2014
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