Ilene (Steckel) Moody was born April 7, 1920 at Mitchell to George and Bessie (Justra) Steckel. She graduated from Mitchell High School. She married Charles Moody on February 17, 1941 at Letcher. They made their home north east of Letcher, where they were blessed with two daughters. They moved to Mitchell. Later Ilene moved to Countryside Living and currently she was a resident of Firesteel Heath Care Center in Mitchell.
Ilene enjoyed crocheting, bingo and traveling. She was a active member of St. Scholastic Catholic Church in Letcher and later joined Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell.
She is survived by her two daughters: Joanne (Gus) Nelson and Judy (Darrell) Olson all of Letcher; six grandchildren: Rick (Linda) Nelson, Wendi (Chuck) Peer, Sue (Bob) Severson, Teresa Nelson and friend, Brent, Lori (Justin) Dean and Troy (Amy) Olson; thirteen great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Frances Lee and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, her parents, one sister, Florence Hanson, one brother, Albert Steckel and one great grandson, Ryley Peer.