Obit: Sharon Moomey


Sharon “Sam” Edward Moomey, 88, of Iowa City died Jan. 8, 2020 surrounded by his family. A celebration of life was held Jan. 11. Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service was in charge of the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the charity of choice.

Sam was born Jan. 8, 1932 in Muscatine to James Edward and Irene Bertha (Royster) Moomey. He graduated from Muscatine High School. He was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954. Sam married Gloria Garvin on Feb. 14, 1972 in Durant, where they lived for many years.

He worked for Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Company as the Mainman Journeyman for 36 years, retiring in 1994.

Sam was a member of the Muscatine Moose Lodge. He enjoyed traveling and woodworking, especially antique clocks, and spending time with his family,

Survivors include his wife of almost 48 years, Gloria Moomey of Iowa City; his children, Sara (Scott) Schaab of Rapids City, Illinois, Angell (Dave) Jobes of Des Moines, Randy (Henrietta) Gilbert of Rossville, Georgia, and Cheryl (Jerry) Vaughan of Ringgold, Georgia; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and four great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Raymond (Harriet) Moomey.