|Birth: ||Sep. 7, 1928|
|Death: ||May 9, 2008|
Bonnie is my Mother.
The sixth of nine children and beloved first daughter of Verle Thomas and Flora Dorset (Clevenger) Warfield of Rushville, Rush Co IN, Bonnie married Robert Don Mosier on 14 Sep 1946 in Indianapolis, Marion Co IN. They had one daughter and three sons.
On their marriage license, dated 13 Sep 1946, Mom wrote she was living on South Lyons St in Mars Hill and she was employed by Real Silk Hosiery Mills. Real Silk Inc is still around. The mills, located on North Park in Indpls, were converted into condominiums abt 1989.
My Mother was so beautiful, inside and outside. She was a hard worker all her life. She cared most deeply for the very young and the very old, those who could not care for themselves. She worked in Nursing Homes for many years in Rushville IN and gave in-home care to those in need. Later in life, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the lights in her life. We all miss her so very much and feel so privileged to have known and loved her. I am so proud to call her my Mom.
Mom was also a very talented and an expert seamstress. In the 1960's we had a 10' or 12' long corner couch, which was Danish Modern, a very popular style at the time. When everyone's taste changed to Early American, my Mother re-upholstered that huge couch, complete with ruffled skirt at the bottom. Her sewing machine was an old foot-peddle Singer. My Mom is amazing.
She was also the best cook. Recently, my Aunt sent me Mom's cookbook, dated 1946, the year she married my Dad. It was obvious the book had been well-used and as I looked through it, I saw so many of the wonderful dishes she had served our family over the years. I treasure this book so much.
When my Mother was pregnant with her last child, I was pregnant with my first. What a wonderful experience to share with one's Mother! Our doctors shared a practice, so we always made our appointments together. It was fun sharing maternity clothes and shopping for baby things. Everyone thought we were sisters and I have always been grateful we had that special time together.
Every day I think of my Mom and wish so much we could turn back the clock. Everything seems to recall a memory of her. This morning I watched an old Victor Mature movie and remembered how much my Mother loved him. From the time she was a young girl, his dark, handsome looks were her picture of the ideal man. Although Dad was her ideal in looks, their marriage proved to be difficult and they divorced after 26 years of marriage. Dad remarried, but Mom never stopped loving him.
When our babies were little, Mom and I would take them on drives to the beach at least twice a month. She would always want me to take the route through Rancho Santa Fe, because Victor Mature lived there. I think she always hoped one day he would be in the yard as we drove by.
My Mom died of Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.
Obituary - Rushville Republican, 12 May 2008:
"Bonnie Jean Mosier, 79, of Rushville, died Friday, May 9, 2008. Born Sep 7, 1928 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Verl and Flora (Clevenger) Warfield, both deceased.
"Mrs Mosier lived in Rushville for many years and had worked as a health care provider at Hillside Haven, Miller's Merry Manor and other locations.
"Survivors include sons, Robert Mosier and Christopher J Mosier, both of Rushville, and Michael J (Dana) Mosier of Milroy; daughter, Linda Board of Santee, Calif; brother, Verl T (sic) Warfield of Venice, Fla; sisters, Dorthea (sic) L Bailey of Rushville and Margaret Ross of Venice, Fla; several grandchildren; and several gr-grandchildren.
"Besides her parents she was preceded in death by five brothers.
"Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Rushville's East Hill Cemetery with the Reverend Charles Justice officiating.
"Memorials may be made to the Rush County Cancer Fund at the Rush County Community Foundation. Arrangements by Moster Mortuary, Rushville."
Thank you to G. Raike for providing Mom's Obituary.
"My Mother Kept A Garden", Author Unknown-
My Mother kept a garden.
A garden of the heart;
She planted all the good things,
That gave my life it's start.
She turned me to the sunshine,
And encouraged me to dream:
Fostering and nurturing
The seeds of self-esteem.
And when the winds and rains came,
She protected me enough;
But not too much, she knew I'd need
To stand up strong and tough.
Her constant good example,
Always taught me right from wrong;
Markers for my pathway
To last my whole life long.
I am my Mother's garden,
I am her legacy.
And I hope today she feels the love,
Reflected back from me."
Rest in Heavenly Peace Mom, I love you. I think about you every day and miss you so much.
Many thanks to Shannon for the pictures of Mom's gravesite. The deepest heartfelt appreciation to all who remember my Mom with flowers.
The doctor who delivered my Mother and most of her siblings is Dr Alfred Wilbur Hadley, Memorial# 45046494.
Verle Thomas Warfield (1895 - 1988)
Flora Dorset Clevenger Warfield (1902 - 1983)
Robert Don Mosier (1926 - 2005)*
East Hill Cemetery
Plot: Section 18, Lot 29W, Grave 5
Maintained by: Bonnie's Daughter
Originally Created by: KEW
Record added: May 10, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26724786