SIKESTON - Ralph Moody, 92, died March 22, 2005, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center.
Born Dec. 13, 1912, in Sikeston, son of the late Frank and Francis Inman Moody, he was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sikeston since 1946. He worked for the International Shoe Factory in Sikeston for 46 years before retiring.
On May 24, 1935, in Charleston he married Marian Aslin, who preceded him in death on Feb. 6, 2005. Also one brother, Chester Moody, and two sisters, Helen Feezor and Marie Hilpert, preceded him in death.
Survivors include: one daughter and son-in-law, Carol Jane and Lee Shell of Sikeston; three grandchildren and their spouses, Melanie and Ralph Sanders of Sikeston, David and Gina Shell of Cape Girardeau and Caroline and Larry Carroll of Sikeston; and four great-grandchildren, Meghann Shell, Alexander Shell and Madeline Shell of Cape Girardeau and Dylan Carroll of Sikeston.
Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. today at the Ponder Funeral Home until time for services at 1 p.m. Dr. Rick Ramsey, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Walker Cemetery at Bloomfield.
Pallbearers will be David Shell, Alex Shell, Larry Carroll, Ralph Sanders, Jerry Dyers and Kenny Anderson.
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Memorial donations may be made to:
First Baptist Church
1101 North Main St.
Sikeston, MO 63801
American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 343, Sikeston, MO 63801