In loving memory of

Jonathan E. Moses
May 28, 1963 - June 23, 2020

Jonathan E. Moses, age 57, passed away at Mary Greeley Medical Center on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. A visitation will be at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, June 27, 2020 with a funeral service to follow at 10:30 a.m. at Crossroad Baptist Church, 57011 U.S. HWY 30 (East of I-35), Ames, IA.

Jonathan Edward Moses was born on May 28, 1963 in Ames, IA to Edward and Hazel (DeVoll) Moses. He graduated from Ballard High School in 1982 and was a 1989 graduate of Faith Baptist Bible College, earning his degree to become a youth pastor.

Jonathan has been a resident of the Accura Healthcare Center for the last 5 years and became the "Farkle King" of the Accura community.

He is survived by his father, Edward Moses of Knoxville; siblings, Edward Moses III of Ames, Angeleen (John) Geddes of Osceola, Susan (Steven) Daniels of Story City and Mallika (Alan) Freeman of St. Charles, MO; nieces and nephew, Caleb Geddes, Emily Geddes, Emma Freeman and Rachel Freeman.

Jonathan was preceded in death by his mother, Hazel Moses, and a baby brother.

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Lindsey Schaefer wrote on Jun 26, 2020:

"So sorry to hear of Jon's passing. He was always so pleasant to work with when we worked together at Cub Foods. My condolences to Ed and the rest of the family. Lindsey Schaefer "

Kelly Hanerhoff wrote on Jun 26, 2020:

"When I think of Jonathan, I think of happiness. He always had a smile and loved to bring joy. He will be missed. "

Helen Benesh wrote on Jun 26, 2020:

"I saw Jonathan?s picture in the newspaper and immediately remembered him working at the grocery store. He was a very helpful and hard worker there. He was so kind and friendly. He always wore a smile, spreading happiness every time I saw him. My condolences to his family. Helen Benesh"

Neal Kaloupek wrote on Jun 25, 2020:

"Jonathan loved going to church and especially loved greeting with us at the front doors. He wanted to shake everyone's hand. When we wrangled him into our car he said we had it "down to a science". He was almost always cheerful and enjoyed joking with us about lots if things, including being superheroes. Teresa was "The Mom", I was "Captain Obvious" and Jonathan was "The Flash" - not because of his speed, but because his pants would often be unfastened and would start to fall down when I would stand him up to move him between the car and his wheelchair! Jonathan was unfailingly hopeful. He always planned to pass his swallow test and planned to eventually walk again. He helped me be grateful for the many blessings I have, and the many ordinary things that I am able to do."

Ellen E. Holm wrote on Jun 25, 2020:

"Jonathan was a student of mine in the College of Business at Iowa State. He was such a gentle and sweet guy. I still remember being a bit surprised the day he came and told me that he was transferring to Faith Bible College. I knew it was not because he couldn't handle the academics at ISU, rather he seemed driven confidently and quietly by his faith to pursue a different path in life. He was following his heart and following his dream. My sympathy to his family, Ellen E. Holm"

Missy Wierson wrote on Jun 25, 2020:

"I knew Jonathan from accura ok"

Brett Brinkmeyer wrote on Jun 25, 2020:

"Jonathan's attitude through all of his suffering was amazing. I was inspired every time I visited him at the center, that he was so happy and had such a positive outlook! He was also a great friend - I always felt like I could talk with Jonathan. To the family: I am so sorry for your loss."

Sicily Canny wrote on Jun 24, 2020:

"John was a great friend. He first taught me how to play Farkle at the old Mary Greeley Connection Center on 5th Street. I will never forget his warm gentle nature and how much he blossomed when I would see him at church at Cornerstone. Condolences to Edward II, Edward III, Susan, Angeleen, and Mallika and families. I'll see my Farkle buddy in heaven."

Wendi Reger wrote on Jun 24, 2020:

"Rick and I always looked forward to the evenings we could play Farkle with the group. I was amazed at how quickly John could add up the scores and marveled that he could see the dice way at the other end of the table! I think he will be put in charge of the 7pm Farkle games in glory!"

Kay wrote on Jun 24, 2020:

"To Jonathan's family, please accept my condolences and know that I will keep you in my prayers. Jonathan was a very personable guy with a quick smile. God bless you all. Kay Anderson"

Richard Moses wrote on Jun 24, 2020:

"It is with great sorrow to learn of the passing of Jonathan. His memory and constant smile will live on in our hearts. From cousin Richard and Jeanie Moses"