Funeral services for Jody Mowery, 46, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. William Schreiber will officiate the service.
Interment will take place at Fairview Cemetery in rural Langdon.
Jody passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, following a brave battle with cancer.
Jody J. Mowery, the daughter of Joseph and Patricia (Kabrick) Thompson, was born Nov. 17, 1964, in Spencer. Her childhood years were spent in the Terril area, where she received her education, graduating from Terril High School in 1983. Throughout her high school days, Jody was very active in sports, qualifying for the State Track Meet in the hurdles and she was a member of the 1,000 point scoring club in basketball.
Jody married Greg Mowery and to this union three children were born: Erin, Tyler and Cody. They lived in Spencer, where she attended Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville. In the early years of their time together, Jody and Greg moved to Colorado, where she worked as a nanny for a few years. Jody had worked as the activities director at St. Luke Lutheran Home since 1992, a job she thoroughly enjoyed and excelled at. She also enjoyed her time working part-time at the Spencer Municipal Golf Course, where it seemed that she knew everyone. Jody was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer.
Her mother, Patricia, on Aug. 27, 2004, and her maternal and paternal grandparents preceded her in death.
Left to cherish her memory are her three children: Erin Mowery of Cedar Rapids, Tyler Mowery of Waterloo and Cody Mowery at home in Spencer; her father, Joseph Thompson of Spencer; one brother, Mark Thompson and his wife, Marie of Fostoria; one sister, Shelly Bauer of Spencer; one niece; two nephews; other relatives and many, many friends.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for her three children.
Warner Funeral Home in Spencer is in charge of arrangements.