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Noel Mooney


Noel Mooney, son of the late Noel and Floy (Ashworth) Mooney was born October 28, 1929, at Venice, Ill. He went to meet his Savior on July 7, 2019, at the age of 89 years.  He had been in declining health for the last few years.
Noel and his wife, Alma, married November 1, 1974, and resided in Licking, Mo., most of their marriage. A few years ago, they moved to Lebanon, Mo., to be close to their daughter, Christena.
Noel (known as Junior by many family and friends) had been preaching since he was 16-years-old. He would take the lantern and his Bible, along with his little sister, Amy, and walk for miles to preach at different churches. Sometimes he would stay with a family of a church if it was too late to walk home. His greatest joy was when he was ministering God’s Word. He pastored several churches in Arizona and Missouri. His next greatest joy was when he was with family. He loved his family and loved it when they would come home to visit.
Noel never met a stranger. He could meet someone and 50 years later tell you their name, what they did, and who they were related to. It was part of his incredible ability to recall dates, facts and figures.
His passions included digging all kinds of roots, picking up walnuts, picking out the nuts and selling them. Other hobbies included hunting, trapping, fishing, embroidery and doing jigsaw puzzles.
He is preceded in death by his father and mother; his brother, Jim Mooney; sister-in-law, Cora Skaggs; sister-in-law, Ruth Skaggs; brother-in-law, Jim Skaggs; brother-in-law, Jack Bates; brother-in-law, C.W. Dickens; a grandchild and niece, Terry Whitby, who he called his Sunshine.
He is survived by his faithful, loving wife, Alma, of 44 years, who took excellent care of him; his children, Tim Mooney of Edgar Springs; Dean Mings and wife Kanell of Olympia, Wash.; Christena Armstrong and husband Mark of Lebanon; Delbert Mings and wife Diana of Crystal Lakes; Brent Mings and wife Rhonda of Westminster, Colo.; Lisa Smith and husband Drew of Lindsborg, Kan.; sisters, Ann Hagler and husband Jim and Amy Dickens of Licking; his 17 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Betty Bates; sister-in-law, Lila Skaggs; brother-in-law, Delbert Skaggs and wife Jenny; brother-in-law, Raymond Skaggs and wife Nikki and many nieces and nephews.
He will be missed by all who knew and loved him and especially those who enjoyed his and Alma’s peanut brittle.
A celebration of his life will be held at the Licking Pentecostal Holiness Church in Licking, on July 20. Visitation is at 1 p.m.; followed by a service at 2 p.m. Pastor Douglas Hampton will be officiating.

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