Henry B. Mood


January 20, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Henry B. Moody, 71, Kincaid, passed away on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at his home.
He was born on June 9, 1942, in Ottawa. Henry was the oldest of three children born to Raymond Austin and Jaunita (Hunt) Moody. His family moved to Kincaid when he was in the third grade. Henry’s love of farming began early in life; he started driving a tractor at age 9.
Henry graduated from Kincaid High School in 1960. Following high school he joined the U.S. Army and served from 1960 to 1963. He returned to the Kincaid area and bought his first farm before moving to Iola, where he farmed the Level Ranch. In 1972 he returned to Kincaid where he spent the rest of his life farming. He owned and operated M&R Farms and M&R Trucking until retiring. Henry was one of the founders of Kincaid Farmers Fertilizer and Grain.
Henry was united in marriage to Linda (Lewis) Riblett on Aug. 13, 1988, in Garnett.
In the 1970s Henry and his tractor, Alley Cat, travelled the Midwest to numerous tractor pulling events. Henry was active in the Kincaid Fair, where he was a past president, and longtime board member, and the current superintendent of the antique tractors. In his retirement he enjoyed flying his powered parachute and he especially enjoyed the people he met. He enjoyed wintering in Yuma, Ariz. In his free time Henry enjoyed playing blackjack. Henry’s lifelong love of Allis Chalmers tractors could be seen in the time he spent restoring and showing his tractors and related memorabilia.
Henry was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Thomas C. Moody in 2007; step-son and partner in M&R Farms, Tim Riblett.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Moody; son, Keith Moody, Beaumont; step-son, Mike and wife Anna, Garnett; daughter, Janene Bartlett and husband James, Bronson; step-daughter, Paula Webb and husband Chris, Ottawa; grandchildren Vincent Moody, Calhoun Moody, Corey Townsley, Alysha Bartlett, Christopher Webb, Tricia Webb, Jamie Henderson, Kyle Riblett, Vivian; great-grandchildren Wyatt Henderson, Violet Henderson, Aidan Krout, and Owen Krout; sister Pat Bell, Anderson, S.C.; sister-in-law, Tim Moody, Lone Elm; nieces, Jess and Jen; and nephew, Jim Bell.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Garnett. Burial will follow in the Lone Elm Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 6 to 8 o’clock tonight at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kincaid Community Building and left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left for the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com

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