Ida Marie Moberly, 85, of Springfield, IL, died at 2:48 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2011 at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Petersburg. She was born on July 18, 1925 in Riverton to the late Nichola and Anna Bartolomeo Leone. She married George Moberly of Mammoth Springs, AR on June 19, 1954 and he preceded her in death on March 21, 2011. Also preceding her in death are four sisters and two brothers.
Ida is survived by her children, Nancee (Frank) DeRosa of Tallula; Rich (Susan) Moberly of Makanda; Jim Moberly of Cantrall; John Moberly of Springfield; six grandchildren, Kendra and Matthew Moberly; Angela and Tara DeRosa and Zachary and Gabriella Moberly; one great grandchild, Alexys Bloodworth; one sister, Violet Viola of Springfield and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She graduated from Riverton High School in 1944. She formerly worked for the IRS prior to her marriage to George. From 1956 to 1990 she was a housewife, mother, taxi driver, counselor, nurse, cook, seamstress, neighborhood watchman, and all the wonderful things a mom can be. She was also a member of WIAHE, Wives of the Illinois Association of Highway Engineers. Other hobbies included reading, canning, wine making and gardening. She was always laughing and a joy to be around. In 1990, she began to suffer the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease. Her husband became her caretaker until 1994 when she was admitted to Sunny Acres Nursing Home.
Visitation: 10-11 a.m. Monday, June 20, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 11 a.m., Monday, June 20, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home with Reverend Anthony Pilli officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am