In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Jewell Moudy Memorial Fund and left at the funeral home
As the first rays of the autumn sun reached for the Ozarks, the soul of Jewel Koch Moudy reached for heaven. Jewell was born September 21, 1926, the third child of Edward Charles Amandis Koch and Myrtle Fine (King) Koch at McDowell, MO. She passed at her home on September 22, 2017, at the age of 91 years and 8 hours.
Jewel attended Victory School, and later Gravette Bible School. She later graduated from Cassville High School in 1944.
She was united in marriage to Lavern “Jack” Moudy on April 8, 1944. They were the parents of two daughters, Laverna Sue and Jacqueline Gail. Jewell loved all children, and would often open their home to children in need of a home. She was a great cook, sharing her talent at the Barry County Camp and later at the Eudora camp meeting. Known as the “Cake Lady,” she baked some 2,000 wedding cakes.
Jewell was a lifelong Christian, often saying “I have lived all my life for heaven.” A neighbor recently stated, “Jewel wasn’t religious, she lived her religion.” She taught at the Eudora Bible School for 10 years, and attended church at the Eudora Church of God for the last 58 years.
Survivors include one daughter, Jacqueline McWilliams and husband Bill, of El Dorado Springs, MO; one grandson Duke and wife Gracie Grimes of Eudora, MO; one great granddaughter Ashley Grimes of Bolivar, MO; one brother Verlon Koch of Morrisville, MO; and sister in law Wilma Jean Davis of Carthage, MO. Jewell was preceded in death by her husband and an infant daughter.
Graveside services for Jewell Moudy were held on Monday, September 25, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Log Church Cemetery. Tim DeOrnellis and Chad Daniel officiated. Jeannie Ash, Pat Dye, Dixie King, and Kenny Bergmann provided music. Arrangements were under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.