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Lannie Patalie "Pat" Moss
Lannie “Pat” Moss, age 95, of Searcy, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021 at St. Bernards Healthcare in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Pat was born on December 30, 1925 in Caraway, Arkansas to the late Robert Reid and Zola Elizabeth (Lentz) Meurer.
During WWII Pat worked at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. She would type and file reports on soilders that were court martialed. She married her late husband in 1949 and they moved to Searcy, Arkansas in 1961. Aunt Pat was a faithful member of the Downtown Church of Christ. For many years she served as their church secretary. She worked as an accountant at the Children’s Home. She loved mission work and contributed in many different ways. She loved God and wanted others to know and love Him.
Left to cherish Pat’s memory is her brother, Robert “Bobby” Meurer; two sisters, Myra Martin and Linda Jones; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Pat was preceded in death by her husband, T.G. Moss; one son, Ricky Lynn Moss; three brothers, Elbert, Jerry, and Mack Meurer; and two sisters, Jan Leavitt and Dee Dahnke.
Funeral services will start at 10:00 AM, Thursday, February 25th at Searcy McEuen Funeral Home.
Interment will follow at White County Memorial Gardens.
Serving as Pallbearers: Terry Kernoodle, Tom Martin, Jason Jones, Malcolm Oliver, Pete Hunt, and Aaron Miner. Officiating will be Larry Nokes.
In Lieu of Flowers the family is asking you to make donations to Sparrow’s Promise, 208 E. Moore Ave, Searcy, Arkansas, 72143
All Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Searcy McEuen Funeral Home.
Condolences may be left at www.SearcyMcEuenFuneralHome.com
Aunt Pat was loved by so many people! She will be greatly missed. Her loving, gentle, affectionate spirit was something my own daughter was drawn to. As a toddler my daughter Madison loved being held and loved on by her Great Aunt Pat. She loved going over to Aunt Pats house. Clearly Aunt Pat was her favorite! This relationship made me so happy because Aunt Pat didnt have any grandchildren of her own. But I am certain she had many adopted grandchildren. Children were drawn to her. It was her gift. My mother Jan, also had a special bond with her sister Pat. I look forward to the Bibles promise when all those asleep in death will be resurrected. It will be a beautiful sight to see my Mom and Aunt Pat healthy, young and laughing again together. Job 14:14-15
Judy Leavitt Holloway Feb 25 2021 12:00 AM
When I began working with Searcy Children's Homes, Pat was a wealth of information and shared funny and touching stories of her experiences. In her position as bookkeeper, she was extremely detail oriented. If the accounts were off even a penny, she would hunt it down until she found it. She was always so supportive and helpful. I couldn't have made it without her. In the beginning of 2010, it was just me and Pat. She took care of the office needs and I took care of the foster and adoptive families. As her health began to fail, we would sometimes brainstorm how she could still work, even if it meant working from home. Pat had three retirement parties. The first and second were just practices because she didn't want to leave (and I think she really liked parties!). She consistently supported the ministry of Searcy Children's Homes financially as well as with her time. She often worked longer than her part-time hours. Her "thank you" letters to donors frequently had special handwritten notes because Pat knew so many people and took the time to maintain those connections. Some of my favorite memories were witnessing little children go into Pat's office to give her hugs. Those were incredibly precious times. It made it all worth it. Pat was a great listener. We often laughed and cried together. Pat had a fan club and she would occasionally write letters to her fan club members that were true stories that she would find humor in and share with others to bring smiles to our faces and laughter in our days. She had so many incredible experiences in her life and I often encouraged her to write her story. When she reluctantly left Searcy Children's Homes because of her health, it was never the same. When she moved to Paragould, AR to a beautiful facility, it was hard for her but she was able to be with her sister that always made her laugh. It was hard for me not having her close by. Lannie Panatalie "Pat" Moss will be missed, until we meet again.
Taryn Sheets Feb 25 2021 12:00 AM
My aunt Pat was a soft-spoken, gentle and happy soul. I loved to hear her giggle, and sometimes it turned into a laugh so hard that she couldn't talk. She found joy in things that others would have found to be a trial.
She truly adored her son Ricky and felt so blessed to have the responsibility of caring for him. To her, it was a precious privilege.
She always planned our family reunions, they were important to her.
One thing I have in common with her is that she treasured family photos. You couldn't go to her house without her getting out all the albums. She told me once: " I think we like old pictures because it helps us remember that we were beautiful once! (giggle)"
Aunt Pat, you were always beautiful!!!
Karen Stine Feb 24 2021 12:00 AM
My earliest memory of my aunt Pat was when my family moved to Arkansas when I was 11. We had been swimming when she came over and I was dripping wet. She was so excited to see me and though I told her I was soaked, she said she didnt care about that, she just wanted a hug! That memory stayed with me and I always thought of my aunt Pat as an affectionate, big-hearted person. I remember my mother telling me that when Aunt Pat was young and single she moved to Washington, D.C. for awhile and worked as a secretary for some politician. Seemed very adventurous to me at the time! She loved cherry blossom season in D.C. and many years later I was able to take my mother to see the place that my aunt Pat told her was "not to be missed!"
Above all, I remember my aunt as a spiritual person. We shared the belief in the resurrection. I look forward to seeing her again with our other loved ones in that promised paradise where we can all know her son Ricky, my cousin, finally without his mental challenges. [Luke 23:42. 43]
Laurie Leavitt Figueroa Feb 24 2021 12:00 AM
I grew up 1400 miles away from Aunt Pat, so when our family first moved to Searcy, Arkansas, I really did not know her very well. But it didnt take long to see what a wonderful person she was. When I was 14 years old, Aunt Pat invited me to go walking with her. She wanted to be healthier and expressed that a walking buddy would be helpful to her. She also said it would be a nice chance to get to know me better. As a kid, I was surprised and happy about this attention from an adult. In 2008, now grown with children and grandchildren of my own, I moved to right down the street from Aunt Pat. During the time that I lived there, she would call from time to time to ask me if I would come down to her house and help change the sheets on her bed because this chore hurt her back. I was happy to do that, because she was so much fun to be with. I wish I had done more for her over the years but frankly I did not as my life got busier and then I moved away. She will be missed by so many who loved her. But I know that one day she will live again and I can picture her running to hug and kiss all of them. John 5:28
Suzanne Leavitt Feb 24 2021 12:00 AM
I really loved Pat. She used to sit behind me at church.
Carolyn Duncan Feb 23 2021 12:00 AM
What a wonderful women. Loved her lots
Becky Rudesill Feb 23 2021 12:00 AM
I so will miss my weekly mail to her and cherish the memories of her sweet smile and letters. I feel blessed to have known her and see her happy smile when I walked in at church. I love Pat and will miss her and pray for her family.
Larry & Carolyn Eubanks
Carolyn Eubanks Feb 23 2021 12:00 AM