Frances Lucille Moody, 95, of Dumont, Iowa, passed away Monday, December 24, 2018, at the Dumont Wellness Center in Dumont. She was born June 26, 1923, in Charles City, to Clarence Earl and Viola Mae (Klock) Mahnesmith.
Frances attended schools in Charles City. On October 18, 1945, she was united in marriage to Claude Amos Moody in Lancaster, Missouri. Frances was a homemaker and loved farming. She and Claude were dairy farmers and grew corn and beans. They also raised geese, chickens, hogs and cows. They sold fresh eggs to everyone. Frances and Claude had a pair of peacocks on the farm, Mr. and Mrs. P., along with multiple kitties and house and outside dogs. Frances was a wonderful aunt to all of her nieces and nephews.
Frances is survived by many grieving relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers and three sisters.
Private family services will be held at the Dumont Cemetery.
"This woman was the best aunt a kid could have. Always had time to explain something....no question was considered stupid. I am so very happy I got to spend the last 15 1/2 years to be at her side since Claude passed away. We had lots of fun and some tears. When we couldn't agree on something we just agreed to disagree and that was it. God's speed Poody and I'll see you again someday. "
"So sorry to hear about your loss you are in my thoughts and prayers. I used to love going there as a kid with mom to pick up our eggs. Her and Claude would always set l sit and visit with us. The one thing that always stuck in my mind was the fact that they would never change the clocks for daylight savings time they just told me the cows can't tell time. "