Shirley C. Moody

November 04, 1947 ‒ June 02, 2016

Danville, Ohio

Shirley C. Moody, age 68, of Danville passed away Thursday morning, June 2, 2016 at the home of her daughter in Mount Vernon. She was born November 4, 1947 in Grundy, VA to late Floyd and Goldie (VanDyke) Elswick.

Shirley honorably served her country in the Army during the Vietnam War.  Shirley worked for Knox Community Hospital and retired with over 20 years of service.  After retirement, she went to work for Dr. S. C. Patel in 1995 as a secretary and receptionist and retired a second time in 2010.  Shirley enjoyed the outdoors, to travel, attend auctions and especially spend time with her grandchildren.

Shirley is survived by her daughter, Arlesa (Jason) Harriman of Mount Vernon; sons, Roger (Julie) Moody Jr. of Howard, Travis (Cheryl) Moody of Toledo and Nathaniel Elswick of Mount Vernon; 13 grandchildren; a sister, Barbara Elswick of Howard; and a special companion, Paul DeVore of Danville.

In addition to her parents, Shirley is preceded in death by her husband, Roger Moody Sr.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of a funeral service at Noon on Monday, June 6, 2016 at the Covenant Christian Church, 13360 New Delaware Rd., Mount Vernon with Pastor Tim Overly and Rev. Ron Davis officiating.  Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens with Military Honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Shirley C. Moody.

  • We loved Shirley at Gospel Hill. She was always so sweet and kind. We will miss her greatly. She fought a brave fight; her faith never waivered. We ask the Lord to comfort Paul and all of her children, family membes and loved ones. Shirely showed all of us what it was to be a true Christian. Family, you can rest assured that Shirley is in heaven smiling down on all of us.

    Thanks for sharing Shirley with us.

    Dottie Bickel
    Rich and Sandy Jones

  • I’m very sport for your lost, I know it will be hard not having her with u but she had best u with so much wisdom and love! She always had a soft voice and a sweet spirit. Your all in our prayers and I pray Gods grace on u all in the time. Love Chuck and Janice Judson

  • Arlesa and family , we are so very sorry for your loss. Shirley was as true woman of God. She always had a hug for me, and a smile. I will miss that. Praying peace and comfort for you all. Love Steve and Cathie Wallace

  • Will miss you sweet Shirley. Tell your wonderful Mother hello. I pray for your children to find peace knowing you’re up in Heaven watching over them.

  • Shirley was an East Knox Class of 1966 Classmate and I personally and as a member of that class want to extend our sincere sympathy to the Elswick and Moody families.

  • ARLESA AND FAMILY..HEARD LOTS OF YOUR “GROWING UP STORIES”OVER THE YEARS FROM YOUR MOM. LOVED TO SEE HER SMILE AND LAUGH WITH EVERY EXPERIENCE SHE WOULD TELL US ABOUT (WHILE AT WORK) KNOW THAT YOU ALL BLESSED FOR HAVING HER IN YOUR LIFE AND HER SOUL SHALL REJOICE WITH ROGER AND KNOWING SHE FULFILLED HER MISSION IN THIS LIFE. BE BLESSED. KRISTIN AND BILL MCKEEVER

  • Bobbi , condolences for the loss of your beloved sister. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  • Please accept our condolences for your loss.
    Shirley was such a beautiful and caring person.
    We enjoyed going to auctions and flea markets with her and Paul. I never saw her without a smile on her face, and a loving hug. She will be truly missed.

    Our thoughts and prayers for the family,
    Byron & Kay DeVore

  • She certainly never gave up. Prayers for each of the family, and my Uncle Paul…

  • I know this time is hard for you.I just want to say how sorry we are for the loss of your mother.know were thinking of you at this time.

  • Our sincere condolences to Shirley’s family. She was a very caring person who always took the time to chat. She made everyone feel like a friend. May God comfort all of you during this time of sorrow.
    Sincerely, Dan & Sue Cochran