August 15, 1937 – November 23, 2020
Herbert R. “Herb” Moses, 83, of St. Paul, passed away at 9:55 a.m., Monday, November 23, 2020, at Post-Acute Specialty Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Herbert Russell Moses was born on August 15, 1937, to James William and Bertha Catherine (Kennedy) Moses in the family home at St. Paul. He grew up and attended school in St. Paul, graduating from St. Francis Catholic High School in 1955.
On October 1, 1957, Herb and Doris Jean Bradshaw were united in marriage at St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul. They lived in Texas for a short time before moving to Parsons. He worked for a boat manufacturing plant in Parsons for several years, and then worked at Dayton Superior in Parsons. He was the plant manager for Charloma in Cherryvale for 10 years. Later, he worked for Beachner Construction in the carpentry shop and also owned and operated his own fiberglass business.
He had been a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and St. Patrick Catholic Church. His greatest joy came from spending time with his grandchildren and extended family. He also enjoyed fishing, smoking meats and restoring his 1940 Ford.
Doris Jean preceded him in death on January 9, 2016.
His daughter – Cindy Trotnic of Parsons, Kansas
Two grandchildren – Kasey Edmond of Parsons, Kansas
Michael Kasum Trotnic of Glenpool, Oklahoma
Five great-grandchildren – Jaden Armstrong, Colby Armstrong, Ava Edmond, Camron Edmond and Brightyn Trotnic
One sister – Charlotte Mae Moses of St. Paul, Kansas
Brothers-in-law – Jerry Beachner and Lawrence Bradshaw
Sister-in-law – Peggy Easom
Brothers and sisters-in-law – Lynda and Dwight “Bud” Lynn, Brad and Linda Bradshaw
Numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Jean Moses; his parents; one son, Timothy Moses, on February 25, 2020; two brothers, James A. Moses, who died the day before Herb, and Lloyd Moses; and one stillborn sister Allie Moses; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lawrence “Pete” and Pauline Bradshaw; brothers-in-law, Joe Tastove and James Easom; brother and sister-in-law, Felix and Ruth O’Brien, Sisters-in-law, Catherine Moses and Janey Beachner, nephews Jody Beachner, Doug Moses, and Ben O’Brien; great-niece and great-nephew, Leslie and Alex Treiber.
The funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 28, 2020, at St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul. Seating will be restricted. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery in St. Paul. The rosary will be prayed at 7:00 p.m., Friday, at the Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Parsons. The family will receive friends at 7:30 p.m., following the rosary. The rosary and the funeral Mass can be viewed live on the Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home Facebook page. For all events, social distancing guidelines will be followed, including the requirement of face masks.
Memorials are suggested to the Prairie Mission Retirement Village Activity Fund. These may be left at or mailed to Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 374, Parsons, KS 67357.