|Birth: ||Aug. 10, 1932|
|Death: ||Oct. 29, 2003|
LLOYD A. MOMA
DECATUR -- Lloyd A. Moma, 71, of Blue Mound went to be with his Lord at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 29, 2003) in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday in First Christian Church, Blue Mound, with the Rev. Ellen Rechenbach officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday with Masonic rites to follow and one hour before services Monday, all in the church. Burial will be in Hall Cemetery, Blue Mound, with military rites by the Stonington American Legion. Ater-Wikoff Funeral Home, Blue Mound, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Blue Mound Lodge 682 AF & AM.
Mr. Moma was born Aug. 10, 1932, in Macon, the son of James W. and Lola M. Eckhardt Moma. He graduated from Blue Mound High School in 1950 and attended Illinois State Normal School, where he earned a bachelor's degree in education in 1954. Lloyd married Peggy J. Thiele, daughter of F.B. and Dorothy Thiele of Blue Mound, on Aug. 21, 1954.
He served in the Army from 1954 to 1956, after which he returned home and became a public schoolteacher. He worked for the Decatur public schools as a teacher and administrator for 40 years, retiring in 1994. His love of learning and teaching continued throughout his life. He earned a master's degree and a specialist degree in administration. He served as the administrator for the Macon/Piatt County Safe School for several year after retiring. He served as a crop insurance adjuster from 1958 to 2002. He enjoyed his retirement from teaching and spent many happy months wintering in Florida with his wife, Peggy.
He was a faithful member of First Christian Church of Blue Mound, where he was a member of the Chancel Choir. He also served as elder, deacon, board officer and Sunday school teacher. He was also a member of Blue Mound Lodge 682 AF & AM, where he was a two-time Past Master and earned commission as Grand Lecturer. He was a longtime member of the Stonington chapter of the American Legion and Phi Delta Kappa professional education organization.
Mr. Moma leaves his wife of 49 years. He leaves lovingly, with pride, his three sons, Richard (Laura), Terre (Carroll) and Jeffre, all of Blue Mound. He leaves the joys of his life, his grandchildren, Adam, Aaron, Amy and Matthew Moma; stepgrandchildren, Vicky, Vanessa, Kate and Megan. Lloyd loved his family. Also surviving are his mother-in-law, Dorothy Thiele; brother, John (Eleanor) Moma of Blue Mound; sisters, Lois Jean (Leroy) Kestner of Sullivan; Mary Lou Willhite of Macon; Erma (Neil) Noland of Blue Mound; sister-in-law, June Moma of Blue Mound; brother-in-law, Jim (Janet) Thiele of Forsyth; sisters-in-law, Rosalind (John) Brady of Decatur; Brenda (Terry) Cinotte of Oshkosh, Wis. He will be missed by nephews, Steve and Mike Kestner, David Duane and Dennis Noland, Kris Wattelet, Paul and Eric Moma, Dr. Jim Thiele and Colin and Ryan Brady; nieces, Sharon Ferguson, Tawnie Johnson, Diane Noland, Alicia Thomas, LeAnn Kane and Tara and Jamye Cinotte.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James; and infant nephew, Dwight John Moma.
Mr. Moma, who came to be known by some as Mr. Enterprise, will also be remembered by hundreds of his former students to whom he dedicated so much of his time.
Lloyd was devoted to his family and cherished every minute he had with his loved ones. He lived with a strong faith and a positive attitude toward life.
He will be dearly missed by all.
Decatur Herald & Review -- Decatur, Macon County, Illinois -- October 31, 2003 -- Friday.
James William Moma (1895 - 1973)
Lola Mae Eckhardt Moma (1899 - 1952)
James William Moma (1920 - 1992)*
Lois Jean Moma Kestner (1924 - 2012)*
Mary Lou Moma Willhite (1927 - 2012)*
Lloyd Albert Moma (1932 - 2003)
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Created by: Sgt Daxter
Record added: Oct 22, 2011
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