|Birth: ||Jun. 17, 1909|
|Death: ||Jan. 20, 2013|
EAST PEORIA, IL - Frances Mosselle Blue, 103, of East Peoria, Ill., passed away peacefully Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Riverview.
She was born June 17, 1909, in Derby, Iowa, to Ralph Emerson Throckmorton and Anna L. Bond Throckmorton. She married William L. Blue on April 5, 1931, and moved to the Peoria area in 1932.
Surviving are three daughters, Patricia (Art) Kloser of Lees Summit, Mo., Beverly (Larry) Bayless of Palos Heights, Ill., and Diana (Woody) Gross of Ocean Pines, Md.; 10 grandchildren, Mark Kloser, Wendy Buffer, Kelly Angotti, Jeff Kloser, Chris Bayless, Curt Bayless, Stephen Blue, Todd Neaveill, Matt Neaveill and Jennifer Broyles; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Louis; two brothers; and two sisters.
Mosselle was educated in Iowa, where she began her teaching career in a one-room school in 1928. She taught first grade for many years in Creve Coeur, retiring in 1973.
She was a 50-year member of the First United Methodist Church in East Peoria, and a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was active in the East Peoria Women's Club and she was a 4-H leader for many years.
Mosselle's optimism, spirituality, kindness and sense of humor were the keys to her longevity.
Interment will be in Fondulac Cemetery.
Published in Peoria Journal Star on January 23, 2013
Ralph Emerson Throckmorton (1883 - 1943)
Anna Louise Bond Throckmorton (1881 - 1982)
William L. Blue (1904 - 1995)
Louis Lowell Blue (1934 - 1977)*
Mildred Throckmorton Sloan (1906 - 1957)*
Marion Claire Throckmorton (1907 - 1990)*
Frances Mosselle Throckmorton Blue (1909 - 2013)
Freida Pauline Throckmorton Swords (1911 - 2012)*
Lloyd B Throckmorton (1916 - 1983)*
Fon du Lac Township Cemetery
Plot: Sec. K
Created by: Jeanette
Record added: Jan 30, 2013
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