Meadville Tribune

January 25, 2014

Ruth M. Mosier

Meadville Tribune

EDINBORO — Ruth M. Mosier,  97, formerly a longtime resident of 13440 Perry Lane, Edinboro, passed away at Edinboro Manor on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. She had been at the nursing home for the past three years. Ruth was born on Jan. 10, 1917, in Washington Township, Erie County, a daughter of the late Charles McLallen and Mary Edna Trow McLallen. She married Jonas W. Mosier on April 23, 1938, and he died on Jan. 4, 1965.

After graduating from Edinboro High School and being married, Ruth farmed with her husband until his death and then worked for Edinboro College in the cafeteria for several years.

A person very active in Grange for more than 75 years, Ruth held memberships in the National, State and Pomona granges. She was a past member of the Venango Grange and presently was a member of Edinboro Grange. She was a past member of Venango United Methodist Church and the Mosiertown Friendly Hobby Club. Highly skilled in quilting, Ruth was known as “the quilt lady,” making quilts for numbers of people.

Ruth was a loving mother and grandmother and is survived by two daughters, Kathylene Anderson of Kane, and Janice Wood and her husband, Frank, of Randleman, N.C.; a son, Donald L. Mosier and his wife, Carol, of McKean; a daughter-in-law, Paula Mosier of Cambridge Springs; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Preceding Ruth in death, in addition to her parents and husband, was a son, Charles (Buz) R. Mosier; three grandsons, Karl Mosier, Kip Mosier and an infant grandson; also a son-in-law, Harold (Andy) Anderson; and a daughter-in-law, Denise Mosier.

Friends may call at Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and are invited to attend funeral services there on Monday morning at 11. The Rev. Jeff Bobin, pastor of Venango United Methodist Church, will officiate.

Interment will be in Venango Cemetery.

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