Jeffery L. Moon

October 3, 2018

Jeffery L. Moon, 72, of Frankfort, died unexpectedly in his home on Wednesday evening, October 3, 2018.  He was born on January 9, 1946 in Frankfort to Hollys E. and Thelma I. (Brammell) Moon.  He married Elaine R. Peterson on June 16, 1968 in Jasonville, Indiana and she survives.

Jeff was a 1964 graduate of Frankfort High School and a 1968 graduate of Wabash College and then earned his Master’s in Public Administration from Northern Illinois University.  He worked in various city governments in Illinois and Missouri and in administration with Ivy Tech, Indianapolis, Indiana.  Jeff also taught Math and Social Studies in numerous area schools.  He was on the board of directors for the Red Barn Summer Theatre, coached Boy’s Club basketball, and refereed and umpired.  He loved reading, woodworking, photography, fishing (sitting by the water) and adventures with his great nieces and nephews.

If anyone wishes to honor Jeff’s memory with a gift, a donation to the Red Bard Summer Theatre would be appreciated.

Visitation and Services

A gathering of family and friends will be held 2-5 p.m. Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main Street, Frankfort.  There will be a basket of memories at the gathering, please bring your written memories of Jeff to share with his family. 

Survived by:

Surviving family includes his Wife:  Elaine R. Moon of Frankfort;  Son:  Aaron D. Moon of Lafayette;  Sister:  Jennifer (David) Wilson of Frankfort;  Niece:  Diana (Mike) Melton of Frankfort;  Nephew:  Matt (Brandi) Wilson of Frankfort;  Great Niece:  Addy Grace Melton;  and Great Nephews:  Sam and Carter Wilson.  

Preceded by:

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son:  Michael M.J. Moon.


Leave your Condolences

28 Condolences for “Jeffery L. Moon”

  1. Bill Tankersley October 4, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    Old BSA troop 338 and HS friend. I am sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing.

  2. Jan Kersey October 5, 2018 at 8:08 am

    Elaine and Aaron, I am so sorry to read of the passing of Jeff. He was such an good person in our community and in others. He spent much time with our youth and with the kids at Riley Elementary. I often saw him walking with you Elaine and know he wanted to keep healthy and fit. He will be missed by you two and many others. So sad for your loss. Prayers go out to you both.

  3. Trace McGarey October 5, 2018 at 8:13 am

    I am sorry to learn this—I have not seen Jeff in many, many years but think of him occasionally and I have many fond memories of Hollys, Thelma, Jeff and Jennie. Blessings today on the Moon family, particularly Jennie whom I have been friends with for over 50 years. Peace to you all…

  4. Stacey Martin October 5, 2018 at 9:41 am

    Elaine and Aaron, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Jeff. He will be missed by many people. Prayers to you both.

  5. Paul Ash October 5, 2018 at 11:43 am

    So sad to learn of Jeff’s passing. He was a wonderful person, great Kyger School classmate, very smart, and fun to be around. Many memories of Jeff.

  6. Anne M McCune October 5, 2018 at 4:29 pm

    Moon – I am sooo very sorry. I will be keeping you all in my prayers. Have some very fond memories of you both . . . I can still see you both walking around town! Love and Prayers,

  7. Deb Villars October 5, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Moon ~ so sorry for your grief. I will check on you soon. Prayers be with you & your family,

  8. Vicki Tindall October 5, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    Elaine, Jennie and family
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Love, hugs, and prayers
    Vicki Tindall

  9. Karen Jo Coleman October 5, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Going to miss running into both of you at times. Will miss him greatly a great guy.

  10. Phyllis Shearer October 5, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    So sorry to learn of Jeff’s passing. Jeff has so intelligent and had a wonderful sense of humor. Sympathy to his family. Phyllis Adair Shearer

  11. Saundra Sheets October 6, 2018 at 8:31 am

    Moon – I am so sorry to hear of Jeff’s passing. The girls and I shared memories of coming to your house and playing with the cats in the back room and visiting with you both. Thinking of you my friend.

  12. Cathy Dick October 6, 2018 at 9:55 am

    We are so sorry, Elaine and Aaron. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Cathy and Bill Dick.

  13. Jerrad & Christina Blacker October 6, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Coach Moon was one of the good guys. He had a heart of gold. I remember him coaching our basketball team at the old boys club, always preaching to us to do our best. He always told me I was one of the best, but I think he was just being nice to me. Thank you for having a great impact on my life, you will be missed sir. Sorry for your loss Aaron, Christina and I send our sincere condolences.

  14. Madeline Sanders October 6, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    Sorry to hear about your husband, I know how you feel. I lost mine in July on the 21st. My prayers are with you.

  15. Steve Brammell October 6, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    I remember your sense of humor. I think you got it from your father. When we came to visit from out of town he always greeted us with “Howdy neighbor” and a big smile. May you rest in peace, cousin.

  16. Carolyn Adams October 7, 2018 at 1:35 am

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are all in my prayers.
    Carolyn Adams

  17. Joel, Kathy Denniston October 7, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Elaine and family,
    Joel and I send our condolences to you. Lifting you up in our thoughts and prayers.

    Joel and Kathy Denniston

  18. Larry Rothenberger October 7, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Great guy to know. Jeff helped me early in my career with my bookkeeping. I have enjoyed the conversations we have had over the years. He will be missed.

  19. Gene Ritchie October 9, 2018 at 11:09 am

    To the Moon family: I’m sorry to have heard of Jeff’s recent passing. My thoughts and prayers to all.

    Gene Ritchie
    Mahwah, NJ

  20. Suilon Benjamin October 10, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Dear Elaine, Aaron, Jennie & Diana & Families,
    So sorry for your heartbreak & shock… It was a such a blessing knowing Jeff & the very special couple he made with you Elaine. What a difference he made in Aaron’s life & a big share of the boys in Frankfort that he coached. Keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers. Elaine, Please know your hospital family is here for you & call on us anytime.
    Love & God Bless, Suilon & the CCH/SVF Retirees & Rejects

  21. Ben Tebbe October 10, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Elaine and Aaron, my deepest condolences to you both. My memories of the sweet patient man (and both of you) opening up his home to me 20 years ago will not be forgotten. Wishing you comfort and peace.

  22. Linda Perry Carroll October 10, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    So sorry to hear of the loss of Jeff. I went through Junior and Senior High with him and remember him always ready to see the humor in things and also that he was so bright. Of course, peaceful hearts to all, Jeff included.

  23. Lane Ayres October 10, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    From Boy Scout Troop 338 through high school Jeff was a friend and a good soul. I moved to Minneapolis over 45 years ago but would often run into Jeff when back home. I always enjoyed him and his emphasis on helping others, especially youth. I’m sure many many people are better because of their interactions with Jeff. I know I am. I’m sorry he passed away so suddenly and at our not-so-old age. Blessings to the family.

  24. Becky Howe October 11, 2018 at 10:41 am

    I remember Jeff from high school – always so intelligent and friendly to all. Blessings to your family.
    Becky Swan Howe

  25. Lee Grogg October 11, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    I am very sad to hear this news. Jeff was a good friend for many years, even though we didn’t see each other anywhere near often enough. I have to say I have never known with as deep a well of common sense that Jeff had. He was knowledgeable and an especially logical thinker. He was also such a kind and compassionate person, that the world has lost someone valuable. I know that I will miss him simply because his presence was reassuring.

  26. Sarah Bogard October 11, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Sending prayers to Jeff’s family. Known Jeff since high school and always made you laugh. He will be missed

  27. Jarah Hagerty October 11, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    So very sad to hear of Mr. Moon’s passing. He was always so funny and kind when I was growing up. Whenever he subbed at FHS, you just knew it was going to be a great day! My sincere condolences to the family.

  28. Jim Roper October 12, 2018 at 8:51 am

    I am so sad to hear. Jeff was a classmate at Wabash, a very good man, and we got closer in the last 12 years or so, when I was able to contact him as the class agent. I know he was totally into his career in education and loved every aspect. And loved his family. The world is a lesser place.

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