Ross N. Moody
Ross Navarre Moody, age 88, of Basehor, Kansas passed away on Thursday, Feb. 24th, 2022. Visitation will be 10-11am, with the Funeral at 11am, both Saturday, March 5th at the Basehor United Methodist Church, 18660 158th St, Basehor, KS 66007. Burial to follow in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery Kansas City, Kansas.
Memorial Contributions can be made to the Basehor United Methodist Church or to the Charity of your choice.
Ross Navarre Moody was born at his family’s home on June 7th, 1933 in Kansas City, Kansas. He was the youngest of three children born to Oliver Lang & Mina Faye (Ross) Moody. Ross grew up in Kansas City, KS., where he attended Wyandotte High School. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in May of 1952 during the Korean Conflict. At Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri he boarded a train to Camp Chaffee, Arkansas. On Dec. 23rd he boarded a ship to begin the trip across the Atlantic Ocean. On Christmas day in England he saw the Cliffs of Dover and then on Jan. 1st 1954 they docked at their destination. He got off the Ship and boarded a Troop Train, then onto trucks to Augsburg, Germany where he served for 23 months with the 5th Infantry Division, 19th Field Artillery. While in the service he was the lead jumper while on training missions with his Artillery Group. Ross was discharged at Ft. Ord, California in July of 1956 as a Staff Sergeant and returned to Kansas City, Kansas. He married Audrey Mae (Wells) on January 26th, 1957 and together they made their home in Kansas City, KS. and later Basehor. At just 14 years of age, Ross began working as a Flyboy for the KC Star, then after he returned from the Army, he went back to work for the KC Star for the total of 47 years until his retirement in June of 1996. Ross was a 61 year member of the Masonic Lodge Delaware #96, a member of the Scottish Rite and the Ararat Shrine, and was a longtime and active member of the Basehor United Methodist Church. Ross was a Bowler his entire lifetime, and while at the KC Star his team won the company league for five consecutive years. For the past 26 years, during his retirement he has bowled every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at KC Bowl in Kansas City, KS. Ross has also enjoyed motorcycles and cool cars his entire life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Meredith Faye McClellan, his brother Oliver Robert Moody and recently by his youngest son, Craig E. Moody in November of 2021.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years Audrey M. Moody of the home, son Ross Alan Moody of Linwood, KS., daughter-in-law Annette Moody of Baldwin City, KS., three grandchildren: McKinsey, Trinity and Wyatt Moody, as well as several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.