Elm Ridge Funeral Home & Memorial Park

4600 W. Kilgore Ave, Muncie, IN


Viola L. Moon

September 11, 1944May 21, 2020
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Viola L. Moon, 75, Muncie, passed away Thursday afternoon, May 21, 2020, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.

She was born Monday, September 11, 1944, in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Horace John and Lillian M. (Carrell) Smith. Viola attended Suitland High School in Maryland. In her younger days she enjoyed swimming. More recently, she enjoyed watching Westerns on T.V., especially Gunsmoke. She worked at Lays Potato Chips and Peoples Drug Store when living in Maryland. Viola was a member of the Temple Baptist Church in Muncie.

Survivors include her husband of fifty years, Howard D. Moon; sons, James Daniel (fiancé, Nora Tickle) Ashcom, and John Michael (fiancé, Dana Norton) Ashcom; step-sons, Jeff S. (wife, Margaret) Moon, and Robert W. (wife, Kathy) Moon; step-daughters, Donna Marie Moon, and Tammy M. (husband, Joseph) Savoy; brother, James Smith; sister, Linda (husband, George) Knodle; and several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Horace John and Lillian M. Smith; and two brothers, Howard Smith, and Horace Smith.

Services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at Elm Ridge Funeral Home, 4600 West Kilgore Avenue, Muncie, Indiana 47304 with Pastor Ben Lang officiating. Burial will follow in Elm Ridge Memorial Park.

Family and friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Elm Ridge Funeral Home.

Due to the Covid19 virus remember to adhere to the social distancing of six feet and a mask is required while visiting in the funeral home.

Online condolences to the family may be sent to www.elmridgefuneralhome.com.


  • Calling Hours:

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020

  • Funeral Service:

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020


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Barb Frost

May 25, 2020

What an incredible lady. I knew Viola as I led hymn singing at Yorktown Manor. Her smile and sharing her love of the Lord always touched my heart and lifted my spirits. She ministered to everyone she met. Well done, good and faithful servant. Barb Frost

Amy & David Payne

May 24, 2020

My dear friend Lolly. I will miss you terribly and will always remember all the wonderful times
we shared. I especially think of all the mornings you helped me with my preparation for my college
exams over coffee in the mornings at my house across the street on Woodland Lane. There were so
many things over the years we shared just like sisters would. I think of you as a sister and your loss is hard to bear. Your gentleness has touched many and all are saddened at the loss of such a sweet, caring person. My sincere sympathy to Joe and the boys and pray for strength to overcome the hardship of your loss. Always remember that Lolly lives on in all of us in our memories. Those memories will keep her in our hearts and minds and she will always be with us. Time is the healer of sorrow and our memories will bring us peace. God Bless.

Don Loveless

May 24, 2020

I'm going to miss that warm beautiful smile and those loving hugs. I know she's still smiling now. Love Don!

Martha Freeman

May 24, 2020

I will always love seeing her smiling face when coming into church and the big hugs as I sat next to her for the service.

Melissa Blevins

May 24, 2020

I absolutely loved Lolly's positivity! I so much enjoyed my job as activity assistant. Lolly with her bright smile and her enthusiasm for life! She so much enjoyed the activities, always their to lift the spirits of other residents and always had a can do attitude! She will be missed by all that she touched!

Michelle Sanchez

May 23, 2020

I went to church at Temple Baptist when Brother Gary Campbell pastured there. I met Lolli there and she was one of the nicest and sweetest ladies around! Sry to her husband for her loss!

Amanda Bell

May 23, 2020

I remember lollie from temple Baptist she always had a beautiful smile and a beautiful heart. She was a great woman and will always be loved by me. Until we meet again.

Love amanda bell

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