Jane A. MoodyMOODY

Jane A. Moody, nee Berndt, 89, of Park Ridge.  Beloved wife of the late William E. Moody.  Loving mother of John Moody, Ruth Woroch, Allen (Julie) Moody, Marjorie (John) McCarthy and the late Paul Moody.  Proud grandmother of Benjamin and Kevin Woroch; Kaylee and Blake Moody.

Jane loved challenging crossword puzzles, she was an exquisite tatter (lace making) and a longtime member of the Oak Park Women’s Exchange.

Visitation Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at the M J Suerth Funeral Home, 6754 N. Northwest Hwy., Chicago from 10:00 am until time of funeral service at 12:00 PM. Interment Town of Maine Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials to your favorite charity appreciated. For further information 773-631-1240 or www.suerth.com

 

 

 


 Jane Audrey Moody (nee Berndt), 89, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2021 at her home after a valiant 17-year battle with cancer. She spent her final hours surrounded by family.
 Mother was born in Cleveland, Ohio on June 22, 1931 during the height of the Depression to a German-speaking household. Jane had an interesting life. She traveled through Europe shortly after WW2 when several countries were still Soviet occupied. She worked as a typist for the pre-Allen Dulles CIA in Washington DC when it was only known as the "Bureau of Road Management." Jane modeled in a print ad for the Greyhound Bus Company upon her arrival in Chicago before she met her husband, William. She was a founding member of the Oak Park Women's Exchange and compiled their newsletter for many years.

 Jane was a tatter (a form of lacemaking) for 75 years and she had tatting friends from around the world. There wasn't anything she couldn't do with a shuttle and thread.  She also made lace angels, snowflakes and Christmas stockings nearly year-round. Her beautiful craftwork is a legacy that her loved ones will forever cherish. She enjoyed traveling to tatting workshops where she met special friends, Hope and Alan Green of Tucson, Arizona.

 Jane was a proud German who loved dining at the Edelweiss Restaurant in Norridge. She had traced her lineage back to Bavaria. Christmas was her favorite season. She loved the big Christmas tree in Marshall Field's Walnut Room and gazing at all the decorated store windows.

 She was preceded in death by William, her husband of 58 years, her son Paul, and her parents Carl Berndt and Esther Knaak. She is survived by sons John and Allen and daughters Ruth Woroch and Marjorie McCarthy (John), as well as grandchildren Kaylee, Blake, Benjamin, and Kevin. Jane was a loving aunt to Martha, Janet, and Patricia and she had a special place in her heart for cousins Virgil and Janet Berndt of Lancaster, Wisconsin.  Our family would like to extend a big thank you to all the doctors, nurses, and caregivers who did so much to make Jane's life comfortable, most notably her oncologist Dr. David Hakimian of Illinois Cancer Specialists in Niles.