Iva Louise Moats

August 12, 1932 ~ November 10, 2022 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Iva Louise Moats, 90, of Arthur, Illinois passed away at 2:45 pm, Thursday, November 10, 2022 at her granddaughter’s home in Arthur.

 Iva was born on August 12, 1932 in Louisville, the daughter of Andie and Arline (Rockhold) Atchison. She married Paul William Moats and he preceded her in death in 1989. Iva worked as a forklift operator for Schorcks in Arthur until her retirement, then later worked as a cook at a nursing home in Sullivan until she was 75. She had various hobbies she enjoyed with some including playing bingo, loved to spend time with her family, and was a die hard Cardinals Baseball fan, having attended many games over the years.

Iva is survived by her children: Paula Griffith of Arthur, Terry (Phyllis) Moats of Cisne, Russell (Laura) Moats of Flora, Randy Moats of Louisville; 15 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; 8 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother: Russell Atchison of Louisville; sisters: Ruth Ann Bissey of Arthur, Sue Doyle of Arthur, Mary (Frank) Ellison of Sullivan.

Iva was preceded in death by her parents; son: Curtis Moats; brothers: Ray Atchison, Bill Atchison, Robert Atchison, Arnold Lee Atchison; 2 brothers-in-law: Ken Doyle, and Robert Bissey; son-in-law: Donald Griffith.

Memorial services to celebrate the life of Iva will be held at 12:30 pm Friday, November 18, 2022 at the McGriff Funeral Home in Louisville. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date. Visitation will be held on Friday at the funeral home where friends may call from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. The family requests that anyone attending the services please show support by wearing your Cardinal Baseball attire. To sign the guestbook online or share a memory of Iva please visit





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Visitation   Friday, November 18, 2022   11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

McGriff Funeral Homes

   825 Chestnut St.
Louisville, Illinois 62858
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