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If you asked my mother, she'd tell you she lived an extraordinary life. That seemed odd to me, considering she was delivered by a midwife in a tent in the pouring rain on June 5, 1929. Her mother died when mom was nine, and she was shuffled from relative to relative until she was seventeen and landed in Kalamazoo, where she worked at Southerland Paper Company. That's where she met my dad, and Rebecca Ward became Rebecca Mohney in October of 1947. Then, three weeks before Judy Mohney-Jergens was born in 1948, my parent's farmhouse burned to the ground. They brought me home to live in the barn until the new house was built.
My parents brought my sisters, Barbara Mohney and Janet (Scott) McCarty, to that new house where we grew up, and where my dad, Edwin, died in 1992.
Mom loved life and had just decided she would live to 100. She loved Jesus, my dad, her girls, and her grandkids. She cared deeply for everyone she knew. If you asked, she'd say she lived a wonderful life.
Mom passed away suddenly on September 3, 2022, in the loving arms of her friend Debbie at her home at The Birches in Leonidas. Mom has been cremated, and a celebration of her life is being planned.
Mother would be pleased if anyone wishing to would send a gift in her name to Leonidas Bible Church, 53195 Fulton Rd., Leonidas, MI 49066.
While at www.amsfuneralhomes.com please take time to sign Rebecca’s guestbook and/or share a memory with the family.
Rebecca’s family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home, 409 South Main, Vicksburg, MI 49097 (269)649-1697.
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