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1935 Bob 2022

Bob Ziy

January 25, 1935 — February 6, 2022

Bobby Eugene Ziy, son of Johnny and Natalie Ziy, was born January 25, 1936, in Parma, Missouri. He departed this life surrounded by family and friends from his beloved Ziy Valley Ranch in Hartville, Missouri, on February 6, 2022, at the age of eighty-seven years young.

Bob, as he was affectionally known by his family and friends, was a member of The Rock United Pentecostal Church and the American Legion Post 45.

A genuine, hardworking, self-made man, he established a vast network of farmers and friends.

Through his life experiences, first as the son of a sharecropper, picking cotton, working at the cotton gin, hiring out as a farm hand, serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean war, planting for Libby’s canning factory, R. Hershel Co. and retiring from Caterpillar after 27 years, he developed a passion for hard work and a deep understanding and love of his land and his cattle.

Purchasing his first farm in Hartville during the 1970’s while still working in Illinois, he began to cultivate what would become the crowning achievement of his life, the Ziy Valley Ranch.

He leaves behind his beloved wife, Debra Ziy, stepchildren, Kerri Newcomb, Kurt Newcomb, and Stephen Kramer, and grandson, Kai Newcomb. His brother Paul Mooningham, sister, Betty King, along with his faithful companion, Charlie, to celebrate his memory.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Peter, Logan and Donnie Mooningham, and sisters, Bonnie and Patricia Mooningham, Patsy Creed, and Carma Doubet, and his first wife, Betty.

He was a dedicated farmer, devoted to his family and his community. He always had a story to tell or a song to serenade you with, before bursting out in his wonderful, familiar smile. His unique laughter can still be heard around the farm.

“And God please watch over the cows.”

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

The Rock United Pentecostal Church

570 Lucky Road, Seymour, MO 65746

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Saturday, February 12, 2022

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home - Hartville

280 North Main Avenue, Hartville, MO 65667

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