March 14, 2018
Memorial Celebration of Life Services for Hank Moss, age 41, of Lenox, Iowa, who passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Bergen Mercy Medical Center in Omaha were held Friday, March 2, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Country Roads Baptist Church in Lenox Memorials be given in Hank’s name. Memories may be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox where we ‘Celebrate Life’.
Hank Leroy Moss was born May 6, 1976, in Mount Ayr, Iowa the son of Eugene Robert Moss and Lavon Katherine (Allen) Moss. He grew up attending school in Lenox. After school Hank worked a variety jobs including Precision Pulley & Idler in Corning, Iowa, Omaha Steel and Casting, in Omaha, Nebraska, and various jobs in Oklahoma. Over the years Hank did carpentry work with his father, eventually owning his own carpentry business. Prior to his cancer diagnosis, Hank went to work tiling in Lenox for Steve Sweeney, during which time he developed a great respect and friendship with Steve.
Many people knew Hank as a “Jack of all trades”, who was willing to help with various carpentry duties around town, and he was always a part of carpentry projects within the family. Hank was always the “rescuer”, whether your car broke down along side the road, your furnace quit in the middle of night, your sewer was plugged up, or you needed a hole dug, gravel smoothed out, whatever the case may be, you knew he’d be coming along to help. Hank enjoyed fishing and riding his motorcycle when time allowed. Hank was close with his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He’ll be remembered for the way he would tease and joke around with his nieces and nephews and especially for all the stories he’d tell and the way in which he told them was always the most entertaining to family.
In November 2017 Hank was diagnosed with cancer, losing his battle just three months later on February 28, 2018.
Left to cherish Hank’s memory is the love of his life, Elizabeth Buckler, of Albany, Missouri, and her children, Patience and Amanda; his father, Eugene Moss of Lenox, Iowa; a brother, Roger Moss and wife Chae Yon of Lenox, Iowa, and their children Stephanie Moss (boyfriend Andrew Bedwell), Jennifer Moss and husband Mike, and their baby daughter, Kensley, Lisa Moss (boyfriend Joshua Phillips); a sister, Wanda Browning and husband Jerry of Prescott, Iowa, and their children, Jeremy Browning and wife Becky, and their children, Elizabeth, Troy and Bryan; Angela Long and husband Allen, and their children Allie, Alex and Vanessa; Corey Browning and wife Kari, and their children Lillian, Silas and Otto; Amanda Moody and husband Vinny; along with many other relatives and friends.
Preceding Hank in death is his mother, Lavon Moss; an infant brother, Billy Ray and his paternal and maternal grandparents.
Hank possessed a ‘free spirit’ and enjoyed life.
May God grant comfort and strength to those who mourn his passing.