ELMO/SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Viola (Vi) Gertrude Craig Moody Winder, age 83, passed away March 19, 2009 in Springfield, Mo., of complications from MDS and age.
Viola was the daughter of Guy T. and Ida A. Hannah Craig. She was born Aug. 26, 1925 in Greenfield, Mo. She had four brothers and three sisters, all deceased. Viola married Harold Moody Sr. Feb. 16, 1946; they later divorced. She married Philip Winder Aug. 10, 1952. He passed away in May 2005.
Viola worked for Kitty Clover in Springfield, Mo., for 34 years. She then worked along side her beloved Phil in all that he did, especially raising cattle.
Viola is survived by four children, Harold (Marla) Moody of Springfield, Mo.; Julia Elizabeth (Price) Vincent-Thrall of Price; Rayola Jean (Gary) Miller of Quincy, Ill.; and Janice Lee (Elroy) Mortensen of Elmo; 29 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She had two deceased grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday, March 26, at 11 a.m. at the Elmo LDS Chapel, 170 East Main Street. A viewing will be Wednesday, March 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary, 680 East 100 South in Price, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Cleveland Town Cemetery.