Obituary for Juanita Shirley Moeckli (Wood)
Juanita S. Moeckli of Cuba, Missouri was born Tuesday, July 10, 1928 at Granite City, Illinois and went home to be with The Lord on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Mercy Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 89 years.
Juanita was united in marriage to Herbert A. Moeckli on April 22, 1948 and to this union three sons were born; William, Martin and Richard.
Juanita graduated from the St. Luke’s School of Nursing in 1949. She worked for the State Hospital, Children’s Hospital before going to work for Dr. Fred Counts in Overland, Missouri. She worked for Dr. Counts for twenty-one years and after thirty plus years of nursing Juanita retired and they moved to the farm in Crawford County.
After moving to the farm, Juanita raised cattle, worked in the garden and would build fence when needed. She was an excellent carpenter and she enjoyed roofing many barns and houses. During the winter Juanita spent hours quilting, reading and spending time with family.
Juanita and Herbert traveled the entire United States and some neighboring countries. Juanita had been a member of the Cuba United Methodist Church. What she truly loved most was spending time with family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents Speer and Fannie Bell Wood, husband Herbert Moeckli, two sisters Gladys and husband Jim Caulley and Erma and husband Jack Dudley, two brothers George and wife Irene Wood and Jim and wife Ida Wood, two sisters-in-law Marilyn Morris and infant Evelyn Moeckli and other family and friends.
Those who are left to treasure her memory and to continue her legacy are her loving sons; William Moeckli of Cuba, Martin and wife Paula Moeckli of Edwardsville, Illinois and Richard Moeckli of St. Ann, Missouri, two granddaughters Alyce and husband Brad Greene of St. Charles, Missouri and Leslye and husband Damion Pisciotta of O’Fallon, Missouri, four great grandchildren; Lily, Emma, Nicholas and Megan, one brother David and wife Robin Wood of Oklahoma, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from 5:00 till 8:00 pm at the Mizell Funeral Home, 904 W Washington Street, Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service will be 11:00 am Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at the Cuba United Methodist Church, 903 W Washington Street, Cuba with Pastor Emily Stirewalt officiating. Special music by John and Lesley Craig will be “It Is Well with My Soul”, “Here I Am Lord”, “Something Beautiful” and “Shine, Jesus, Shine”.
Interment and prayers will be at 3:00 pm follow at the Swiss Evangelical Reformed Cemetery, Swiss, Missouri.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cuba United Methodist Church in Juanita’s memory.
The Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba is honored to be serving the Moeckli family.