517 E Washington St, Arma, KS 66712

GAYLE J. MOODY January 12, 1943 - July 21, 2023

Date of Funeral

July 29, 2023

Gayle June Moody, 80, of Frontenac passed away at 9:34 P.M. Friday, July 21, 2023 at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg, Kansas.

Mrs. Moody was born January 12, 1943 at Frontenac, Kansas the daughter of Samuel (Pug) Martin and Christine Mock Restivo. Wife of William Terry Moody, mother of William Moody (Vicki), L. Thomas Moody (Heidi), and Robert Moody (Michelle), Nana to Anthony Moody (Alison), Dr. Michael Dostal (Lauren), Stephanie Kotzman, Maggie Moody, Margo Moody, Dr. Allie Moody, Abagayle Moody, and Annabella Moody, and Great-Grandmother to six.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband William Terry Moody, her sister Kathy Tomasi, and her brother, Tom Restivo.

Gayle was a lifelong resident and active member of the Frontenac Kansas community. Her greatest passions were cooking, hosting, and most importantly her family. Known by many terms of endearment by many members of the community and known as an open house for anyone to come say hello, knowing they would not be leaving without a full stomach on her watch. Her Italian cookies were a highly requested dessert by her grandchildren for any event, big or small. Holidays, Christmas especially, held a special place in Gayle’s home. Festivities included, but were never limited to, an obscenely large meal, a visit from Santa Claus in the flesh, followed by a round of drinks with card games included. Left/right/center was her favorite, and the most serious she would be throughout the night (she won often). Gayle prided herself on her family and community. She was an active member of the Catholic Church, the Sacred Heart Altar Society, the Italian Club, and the Pittsburg State University club. Gayle brightened any room she entered with a brightly colored outfit, a smile, and a wave. This was perfectly showcased just two weeks before her passing when she had the honor of being the Grand Marshall of the Frontenac Mining Days parade. She was a lot of things to a lot of people, but average was never one of them. Always going the extra step for those she loves. Her loss is felt deeply, and her legacy will live on through her family in their achievements and time spent together.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 A.M. Saturday, July 29, 2023 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Pittsburg, Kansas with Father Josh Evans as the celebrant. Burial of the cremains will follow at the Highland Park Cemetery at Pittsburg. Rosary will be said at 6 P.M. Friday, July 28, 2023 at the Bedene Funeral Home at Arma, Kansas where the family will receive friends until 7 P.M. following the rosary. The family suggest memorials to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church or the Frontenac Education Fund. Donations may be sent to or left at the Bedene Funeral Home, 517 E. Washington, Box 621, Arma, Kansas 66712.

Friday, July 28, 2023 at 6:00 P.M.
Bedene Funeral Home
Arma, Kansas

Friday, July 28, 2023 following the rosary until 7:00 P.M.
Bedene Funeral Home
Arma, Kansas

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial
Saturday, July 29, 2023 at 09:30 A.M.
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
Pittsburg, Kansas

Burial of Cremains
Highland Park Cemetery
Pittsburg, Kansas

Sacred Heart Catholic Church or the Frontenac Education Fund


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    Kathy Brock Boeckman says

    So very sorry for your loss. Gayle was a bright spot when she came to visit her mom, Christine at Sunset Manor. I enjoyed both of them immensely. Gayle even brought me a breakfast sandwich. I will never forget her kindness!

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    Debby Johnson says

    We are so sorry for your loss, Gayle was such a sweet lady! May the Peace that Passes All Understanding be with the Family! In His Love, Hoyt and Debby Johnson

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    Dave & Sue Clark says

    Tom, Saw this on the internet and wanted to offer our sympathy to you and your family at this sad time for you. Remember the good times, and I’m sure there were many.

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    Maryann Burke says

    Gayle was a wonderful woman. Always a joy to “run into”. Her family is in my prayers.

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    Johnny and Mary Warrick says

    Moody family,
    Thoughts and prayers sent your way. May her soul, and the souls of the faithful departed, through the Mercy of God, rest in peace.

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    Nora Spigarelli says

    So sorry for the loss of this beautiful lady. She was the first to help anyone who needed it. I will miss her smile

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    Sharon Papish says

    Bill, Tom, Bobby and families, we are so sad and so sorry for the loss of your sweet Mother. She was a great neighbor, lady and friend! We loved her spirit, so fun and caring and strong! She will be missed! May her soul rest in eternal peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and with dear Gayle🙏🙏🙏

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    Brenda Barbieri says

    I am so sorry to hear of Gayle passing. She was my cousin. Another Angel to light stars in Heaven. May all your great memories offer you comfort. She will never be forgotten. She can take care of Tom in heaven. God Bless you all.

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