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Josephine Davis Moser

Birth
Pettis County, Missouri, USA
Death 13 Apr 2016 (aged 99)
Windsor, Henry County, Missouri, USA
Burial Windsor, Henry County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 161006964 · View Source
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Josephine Moser, 99, of Windsor, Missouri, died Wednesday evening, April 13, 2016, at Windsor Healthcare & Rehabilitation, Windsor, with her sons at her side.

She was born August 4, 1916, on the family farm East of Windsor in Pettis County, Mo., the daughter of Ernest Rothwell Davis and Melvina (King) Davis. On December 14, 1934, at her parent’s home she married Walter Franklin Moser. He preceded her in death on December 19, 1998.

Josephine graduated from Windsor High School in 1934. She began her nearly constant working career with attorney W. G. Davis in Windsor in September, 1934. She worked at the International Shoe Company from February, 1942 until April 23, 1943. She worked at various companies in Florida while Walter was stationed there for his military training and service, including McCrays, Frank J. Booth & Co., the Pinellas Title Co., and John Hampton Co. Then at the Pratt Air Base in Kansas she worked at the Officers Club until July, 1944. Following World War II, and back home in Windsor, on February 20, 1947, Walter and Josephine bought the Windsor Furniture Co., from Walter’s brother-in-law Louis Greife. They purchased their home on Washington Street on January 15, 1948. Together with her husband, she co-owned and operated Windsor Furniture Company for over 40 years until their semi-retirement in 1988. However, she continued to help her sons in the family business with sales and greeter and dusting and sweeping and window and mirror washing and more dusting and phone answering and making tags and more dusting and clerical needs between bridge engagements and baby setting opportunities with her Grandchildren.

She was a life-long member of the Windsor United Methodist Church and became the Treasurer in 1958, following as an Administrative Board member until 1986. She was also involved in many areas of the church including United Methodist Women - Christian Service Group, Courtesy Committee, assisting with The Church Garage Sale, making her popular scrubbers, church dinners, or any other way she could be helpful. She was member and past President of Chapter BA, P.E.O. for almost 60 years, receiving the 50-year membership honor. She was also a former member and past President of GFWC Keystone Club and she and Walter were among the founding members of the Windsor Country Club in 1959. She had a great love for the game of bridge and enjoyed being a hostess for bridge gatherings. She participated in several bridge clubs over the years including the Finesse Club on the first and third Tuesday, the Monday Night Club, the Sunday Evening Couple’s Club and any other bridge game opportunity. Josephine learned to cook from her Grandmother Davis and was an excellent cook. A Windsor native, if she was in a hurry, she would walk briskly home from work every month of the year. On her daily walking trips to town, she would vary her route to include stops by the nursing home, the Sutherlands, or sharing dishes she had prepared with others along the way as part of her giving nature. She wrote frequent newsy notes and get well wishes with humorous jokes to both friends and customers. She enjoyed life, picnics, traveling, cooking, family lake trips, and journaled daily about life.

Survivors include 2 sons, Walter Joe Moser and Mark Davis Moser and his wife Amy Noelle, all of Windsor, Mo.; 6 grandchildren, Amy S. Richcreek and her husband Kyle, Windsor; Andrew D. Moser and his wife Brittany, Palatka, Florida; and Grace V. Moser, Benjamin W. Moser, Savannah N. Moser, and Serenity R. Moser, all of Windsor; 1 great-granddaughter, Emery Jolene; a sister-in-law, Faye Frisbie, Hawkinsville, Georgia; and 9 nieces and nephews, James F. “Jim” Sutherland and his wife Ruth, Monroeville, Pennsylvania; Robert Sutherland, Higginsville, Mo.; Rick Duncan, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Sue Olson, Windsor, Mo.; George Moser, Plumas Lake, California; Robert Moser, Wellston, Ok.; Elizabeth Quinn, Hunterville, North Carolina; Debbie Boys, Hawkinsville, Ga.; and Art Frisbie, Jacksonville, Fl.; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her husband Walter, she was preceded in death her grandparents, parents, and a sister, Juanita M. Steffes.

Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Monday April 18, 2016, at the Hadley Funeral Home, Windsor, with Rev. Peggy Eshelman officiating. Burial will be in the Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor. The family will receive friends before the service from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at the funeral home. The family suggests contributions to the Windsor United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.


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  • Created by: Gary N White
  • Added: 14 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 161006964
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Josephine Davis Moser (4 Aug 1916–13 Apr 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161006964, citing Laurel Oak Cemetery, Windsor, Henry County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Gary N White (contributor 47064463) .