Obituaries detail

Jeffery Leonard Mosby
Nov 20,1959---Sep 23,2018

Jeffery Leonard Mosby, of Independence Missouri passed away September 23, 2018 at the age of 58. He was born on November 20, 1959 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents Carol Lancaster and Thomas Mosby. Jeff had two children from his first marriage: Amanda and Beau Mosby, after which he took on the role as a single father, raising them by himself. Jeff was in the Carpenters Union and was a Journeyman Millwright, a high-precision craftsman/tradesman who installed, dismantled, repaired, reassembled, and moved machinery in factories, power plants, and construction sites. He mastered this job and was very good at what he did. February 14, 1996 Jeff met Cheryl Matney, who had three children: Jeremiah, Amy and Joshua. Jeff and Cheryl were both tricked into this meeting by their close friends Rhonda and Ronnie. Neither one had any idea this meeting would end in love at first sight. Thereafter upon meeting Rhonda, Jeff would say, “Thank-ya, Rhonda.” Seventeen years later, June 29, 2013, Jeff and Cheryl were married, surrounded by their family and friends. Jeff's relationship with all 5 of the kids was very special to him. He was a remarkable father to each of them and loved them very much.

 He enjoyed riding and working on motorcycles. He also loved using his hands to create or build things including drawing, bead working, woodworking, and playing his guitar. He loved fast cars and motorcycles, all types of motor vehicles. His favorite food was ice cream (any kind of ice cream). Mostly he loved spending time with his family and friends. He was a straight-shooting, honest, very intelligent, witty, fun-loving man, without a filter. He gave the best big hugs, and was a master of all types of, what he called, trivial information… useful and useless. For those closest to him, he was a very loving and remarkable man, a faithful friend and loyal companion.

Jeff is survived by his wife Cheryl Mosby; 5 children, Amanda Willis (Mosby), Beau Mosby, Jeremiah Harvey Matney, Amy Harvey and Joshua Matney; 16 grandchildren, Arieonna, Domoniah, Alex, Samuel, Nicholas, Thomas, Kerstin, Corey, Amaya, Kiara, Aiyana, Joshua, Takoda, Jaxon, Tegan and Jeremiah; 4 brothers Randy, Casey, Paul and Thomas Mosby; 2 sisters Lisa Finley and Patty Mosby. He was also survived by his closest friends whom he called his brothers, Jeff Cotterman, Joshua Hutton and Clay Baker.

In Jeff's own words about himself: "Doing my best to cause no harm. Wish me luck. Aghhhh, to understand it, you should have been there!!! Now-a-days I'm into the grand-kids, gettin' by and still tryin' to make some sense of it all. What a hell of a ride. Peace!!"

In Jeff's own words his favorite quotes were:  "It's all on a wheel. Don't ask if you can't give. People are crazy."

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, October 7th, 2018, from 11:30 am - 5 pm, at VFW Post 1829, 5904 Crystal Ave., Kansas City, MO, 64129.

We will be celebrating the life of Jeff Mosby so bring your memories and stories, good, bad or both about him. He will be greatly missed. We look forward to seeing everyone there, rain or shine.  


Additional Service:
Celebration of Life
VFW Post 1829
5904 Crystal Ave.
Kansas City
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Date of Service:
Oct 07 ,2018
Time of Service:
11:30 am
Additional Information:

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, October 7th, 2018, from 11:30 am - 5 pm, at VFW Post 1829, 5904 Crystal Ave., Kansas City, MO, 64129.

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Marty Webb Oct 03 ,2018

Friend ,Clinton ,Missouri

Cheryl may your memories help you through this difficult time. You and your family are in my prayers.

Tammy Rousey Oct 03 ,2018

Honorary Sister ,Wanblee ,South Dakota

Jeff was super humble. Had a great sense of humor. One of them characters you meet and feel like you known him all your life. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are continuous. Journey well to the star nation, brother. Mitakuy'e Oyasin!!!

Koren Tarwater Oct 03 ,2018

Family friend ,Kansas city ,Missouri

As long as I have known you cheryl, I have always remembered Jeff. He was such a wonderful guy and you guys were great together. I'm so sorry that life took him too early and my prayers are with you. I love you and I'm so sorry again

Tom Mosby Oct 04 ,2018

Youngest Brother ,Independence ,Missouri

He is missed by anyone and everyone that knew him. Great sense of humor (he made himself chuckle at his own stories and jokes) and a wonderfully warm and sincere hug. We have a new Angel watching over us all. i know he loved his kids and grandkids like no other, and his wonderful wife Cheryl most of all. A match to be continued in Heaven. Love you Big Brother!

Missy Gibeson Wartenbee Oct 04 ,2018

Niece ,Belton ,Missouri

You tought me many things with what I call Jeff quotes! The scariest of all was when I was in your big truck and you said The faster you go, the shorter you get! lol Thank you for being a part of all of our lives, giving kids rides on ur bike, leaving us with Jeff Quotes and for loving my family especially my aunt! Love you Jeff see you on the other side!

Jeff Cotterman Oct 04 ,2018

Friend/Brother ,Raytown ,Missouri

Miss you brother! Was thinkin of another saying of yours. "IT KEPT RESISTING AND I KEPT PERSISTING...I WON!". Love you man. Until we ride again, give em hell. I bet you and Mike are havin a helluva time now!

Cheryl Hanlon Cotterman Oct 05 ,2018

Best Friend of Jeff and Cheryl is my bestie ,Raytown ,Missouri

Brother Jeff. You have left such a whole in our hearts. You are one of the most genuine person I knew. Jeff and I are lost. Cheryl, my best buddy. My whole heart aches for you. I love you with all my heart and wish I could make things all better. The happy times of all riding together, playing farkel and just hanging out is what I'm gonna really miss. Number one on that list is his infectious smile and chuckle. You will always be remembered. I love you so much. Prayers are with your family. Call if you need me

Cheryl Hanlon Cotterman Oct 05 ,2018

Miss you brother. My best friend is lost without you. We will help you get through this. CHERYL. I Love you very much and am always here

Dan & Kim Tarwater Oct 05 ,2018


You will be missed brother! Ride free!

Lena Ray Oct 07 ,2018

Friend ,Independence ,Missouri

Cheryl, my heart has been where your heart is now. Hold on to all of those little memories that only you bvb and he shared and those will hold you together. All the big memories are always on the surface. I Loved Jeff for the great big ole Teddy Bear he was!prayers of Comfort and extra Strength sent up for you and all 0f the f as miley for today and the rest of your lives as you move forward. Love you Sis❤