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     Neil Mayer Mooney, age 94, of Liberal, Missouri, passed away Monday, April 11, 2011 at National Healthcare Center in Joplin, Missouri.

      Neil was born July 16, 1916, at Liberal, the only child of Lester and Alta (Mayer) Mooney.  After graduating from Liberal High School Neil attended Pittsburg College before moving to Kansas City to work in a munitions plant.

      On May 11, 1941, at Liberal, Neil married Lois Fast.  In 1942, he joined the Army-Air Force, serving in Guam during World War II.  Returning home after the war, Neil and Lois made their home in Liberal, where Neil first worked at an appliance store and the Liberal Post Office for several years before beginning his 32 year career as Liberal City Superintendant.  Always active in his community, Neil was a member of the Liberal VFW and Masonic Lodge.  He was a member of the Christian Church where he served as an elder for many years.   In addition to being an avid gardener, he was an accomplished wood-carver and produced beautiful copper work art pieces.

      Survivors include his wife of nearly 71 years, Lois, of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert & Deidre Mooney, Pittsburg, Kansas; a daughter and son-in-law, Marianne & Kyle Page, Liberal; five grandchildren and their spouses, David & Mary Mooney, Carl Junction, Jason Mooney, Pittsburg, Katie & Dan Bazal, Abbey Page and Haley Page, all of Liberal; and five great-grandchildren.

      Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 13th at the Christian Church of Liberal.  Burial with full military honors will be in Liberal Cemetery.

      The family will receive friends from 6:00p.m. until 7:00p.m. Tuesday at Daniel
Funeral Home in Lamar.


#8 Bel Aire, KsJon and Sherry Potter 2011-04-17 06:26
Aunt Lois and family,
We are so sad to hear of Uncle Neil's passing. He was one of the most kind and considerate people we have ever known.
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.
#7 Liberal, MOShaun and Sandy Bean 2011-04-15 11:39
Lois and family
We want so much to help you and be there for you. Yet we know nothing can fix this heartache. Please know that you are not alone. You are continually in our thoughts and prayers. We want to help in any way we can. Remember this bible verse from Isaiah 54:10
"Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you.
#6 Kathy Henegar 2011-04-14 19:35
Lois & family. I am sorry for your loss. I know you have lots of precious memories and in time will enjoy them.He was always such a gentleman, polite, kind and considerate, he always had a friendly hello just as you do Lois. May the Lord comfort your family.
#5 Enid, OKKelvin & Paula Fast 2011-04-13 12:55
Having just learned of Uncle Neil's passing, Paula and I wish to extend our deepest sympathy to your family. I will always remember him as being most polite and cordial whenever we were around him. I will miss him.
#4 Liberal, MoImogene Bias 2011-04-13 10:30
May God keep his hands on you during this great loss. Neil was a very wonderful and caring person and I feel so proud to have known him.

#3 Liberal, MOJim and Leota McClendon 2011-04-13 08:50
Dear Lois and family: Our deepest sympathy to you all. May God Bless You and keep you.
#2 Springfield, MODoris Wolfe 2011-04-12 21:22
Our love and prayers are with you. I miss our friends and good times in Liberal, and the day you and Neil went with me to the cemetery. I appreciated that so much.
Doris and family
#1 Clinton, MOBob and Arvie Fenwick 2011-04-12 04:48
Dear Lois and Family; With deep sorrow we learn of Neil's passing. To you, dear friends, we send sympathy and prayers for your strength through this and all the days until that grand and glorious reunion around the throne of Christ Jesus. May God bless and keep you in the assurance of better times coming, times without heartbreak and pain, without the physical ills of this life. May you be always blessed in the fond memories of great times together. Be reminded too that God always saves the best to the last!
Our sincere love and prayers, Bob and Arvie Fenwick

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