Gary Mooney Sr.


Gary David Mooney Sr., 79, of Eldon, IA passed away on Friday, February 17, 2023, at the Jefferson County Health Care Center. As were Gary’s wishes, his body has been cremated. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions in Gary’s honor may be directed to the family and mailed to 211 E. Cornell St., Eldon, IA 52554. Friends may leave online condolences at

Gary David Mooney was born on July 7, 1943, in Ottuwma, IA to Alfred and Viola Orndoff Mooney. He was raised in Ottumwa and called it home for many years before moving to Eldon. Gary married Dianna Roberts on October 2, 1975. He worked hard to support the family by working construction and being a farmer. He was a loving foster parent to many children. He will be missed by his family and many friends.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents.

Left to honor his memory is his wife, Dianna Mooney of Eldon, IA; three daughters, Vicki Mace of Colorado, Shellie (Michael) Lehenbauer of New London, MO, and Laurie Kaake of Eldon, IA; two sons, Gary David Mooney Jr. and Jaxon Mooney both of Eldon, IA; three siblings, Duane (Sue) Mooney of Blakesburg, IA, Willa Artman of Ottumwa, IA, and Vicki Fitzpatrick of Texas; two grandchildren; Shaleigh and Pryde Mooney of MO, as well as several other grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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