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Virginia Patricia Moody
  • Marshall Area Firefighter Ambulance Authority.
    16984 Burlingame Drive
    Marshall, MI 49068

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“So sorry Ralph, Patty, and Mellisa., Steve and I will miss Virginia, our friend and neighbor. Thoughts and prayers sent to you all. Steve and...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Nancy Alton - BATTLE CREEK, MI

“This is so hard. Your forever part of our family. Loved the stories of Oliver Aviation and at the Officer Club on Harmonia. I loved all your...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Betty Akers - Battle Creek, MI

“Virginia and Ralph were great cheerleaders as my husband (Jim Walker) and I negotiated the heart transplant process.Virginia was a lively and helping...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Julie Rabbitt-Walker - MI

“You will be surely missed Virginia. Thanks you for being one of my mothers and fathers best friends. RIP Virginia ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: James Lajoie - Rochester, NY

“My Prayers And Condolences To Virginia Family! When I First Got Hired Into Post I Met Virginia! I remember Telling Her That's My Middle Name. She...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Lily Watkins - Battle Creek, MI

“Virginia was very committed to preserving the history of Post Cereals. Many have visited their "historical museum" located on the property at their...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Marjorie Humes - Battle Creek, MI

“Virginia- Cousin, Great Lady, actived in community and Post Cereal Club Member ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Miriam Fleming - Climax, MI

“Pat, so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a special lady & left many cherished memories. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Ruth (Struin) Goheen. - MI


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It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother & friend to all whose lives she touched, Virginia Moody on March 4, 2022. She passed peacefully at the age of 94. Virginia was born in Battle Creek on June 7, 1927 to John C. and Eugenia B. (Berles) Lampas and graduated from Battle Creek Central High School.

Virginia witnessed and participated in many incredible changes in her world from riveting on WWII bombers, playing with the Battle Creek Bells and chasing & observing the Hot Air Balloon Championships. She collected antiques, Battle Creek history and with her husband, Ralph Moody, collected Post Cereal memorabilia. She could always be seen working at the Longest Breakfast Table.

She met her loving husband of 64 years, Ralph, and worked at Post Cereals in Quality Control for 37 years and Kellogg's Cereal City after retirement. She was a loving mother to Melissa K. Moody of Kalamazoo and Patricia Kay Lazaroff of Denison, Texas; grandmother & great-grandmother to Kristin White (husband, Ben & daughter, Avery) and Karyn Pierce (husband, Justin & daughters, Ryleigh & Kynleigh) and aunt to several nephews. Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Mark Byron Moody; brother, William Lampas; and sisters, Coola & Helen Lampas.

Virginia spent many years sewing & teaching 4-H'er's needlework. She enjoyed traveling in the U.S. & internationally & clowning. She never met a stranger and will be missed by her family & many friends, including Dave Farr.

A private interment will be held at Joy Union Cemetery. A Celebration of Virginia's Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Marshall Area Firefighter Ambulance Authority. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek.