Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Linda Moss, 60, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

She was born on May 27, 1952, in San Diego, Calif., the daughter of Robert and Mary Louise (Arnold) Fries. She graduated from the Poway High School in Poway, Calif. While in California, she learned how to be a drywall finisher and became the first female journeyman in the state of California. She trained horses and had been a barrel racer for most of her life. She was a member of PRCA, GRA and IPRA. She was on the Board of Directors for the Aurora Horsemen Association and served as a youth director in that organization. She moved to Exeter from Colorado 20 years ago. She won sixth place at the NAVI national bowling tournament in Las Vegas, Nev. She later began participating in a billiard league where she won top female awards numerous years.

She was united in marriage to Robert Moss on April 6, 1983, in Aurora, Colo., and he survives.

Additional survivors include: one son, Jerry David Tallmon, of Portland, Ore.; two daughters, Tammy Morton, of Deluth, Minn., and Bobbie Moss, of Exeter; four grandchildren; one brother, Robert Dean Fries, of Springfield; and one sister, Roberta Bonner, of Fort Smith, Ark.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, at the White Funeral Home, Cassville.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospitals and entrusted to the White Funeral Home & Crematory, Cassville.