James A. Moses

James A. Moses, 99, of Parsons died at 12:40 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, at Elmhaven East in Parsons.

He was born Sept. 27, 1921, in Erie to James and Bertha (Kennedy) Moses. He attended school in St. Paul and graduated from St. Paul High School. After high school he attended a watchmaker school in Kansas City.

During World War II he served in the United States Navy. He later became active in the Brown-Bishop Post No. 704, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and served many years as a member of the honor guard detail for funerals.

James worked 38 years at Dayton Superior in Parsons and was the head of his labor union. He also was co-owner and operated the M&M Mobile Home park.

He married Katherine Richardson at Girard on Dec. 24, 1942. They had been married nearly 76 years at the time of her death on Nov. 15, 2018.

Surviving are three children, Barbara Moses Kyle of Parsons, Mark Moses (Sara) of Springdale, Arkansas, and Shelley Moses Reed (Steve) of Greenwood Village, Colorado; a daughter-in-law, Judi Moses of Vacaville, California; five grandchildren, Cole Kyle, A.J. Moses, Morgan Moses, Sam Moses and Matt Reed; a great-grandchild, London Moses; a sister, Charlotte Moses of St. Paul; and a brother, Herb Moses, who died Monday, Nov. 23, 2020.

He was preceded in death by his son, Doug Moses, who died March 6, 2018; and a brother, Loyd Moses.

James loved his family very much. He was a gardener and antique collector, and he enjoyed country western dancing, fishing, hunting and trapping.

The family would like to give special thanks to the loving and caring staff at Elmhaven East for the love and support they gave James over the last few years.

A graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Lawn Cemetery Patio with the Rev. Wayne Mason officiating. Burial will follow.

Memorials are suggested to the Brown-Bishop Post No. 704, Veterans of Foreign Wars. They may be left at or sent to the Carson-Wall Funeral Home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS, 67357.

Online messages may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.

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