2009-04-09 / Obituaries

Edyth L. Mosebey

Wells Valley, 96

Edyth L. (Knepper) Mosebey, 96, Wells Valley, Pa., died at 1:15 p.m. on Sunday, April 5, 2009, at Fulton County Medical Center.

Born January 6, 1913, near Hustontown, she was the second daughter of the late Charles Edgar and Florence Euthemia (Shaver) Knepper. She was the grandchild of David Knepper and Mary (Miller) Knepper and the great-granddaughter of Solomon Knepper and Hester (Yaukey) Knepper. Her forebearer, Wilhelmus Knepper, arrived in Philadelphia from the Palatinate in Germany in 1729 as a freeman. Her ancestors supported and fought in the American Revolution and the War Between the States.

As Wells Valley's oldest citizen, she was a faithful member of Wells Valley Presbyterian Church in Wells Valley for 71 years. She was a charter member of the Augusta Parish Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a longtime member of Fulton County Medical Center Auxiliary. In 1931 she graduated in the first class from Hustontown High School and is survived by only one other member of her class, Mrs. Evelyn Mort.

As a young woman she was employed at the Cove Mountain Tea Room and later at what is now the Scrub Ridge Mountain Inn. She worked at Howard Johnson's restaurant in Breezewood from its inception and later at the Sagner Manufacturing Co. in McConnellsburg. After she and her husband left the family farm in 1965, she worked at the National Liberty Life Insurance Co. in Malvern, Pa., until her retirement in 1979. After retirement, she and her husband fulfilled a lifelong dream of traveling widely in the United States and Africa.

She was married to William Lyle Mosebey Sr. by Rev. W. L. Phillips on October 9, 1935. at the Methodist parsonage in Hustontown. They went to housekeeping on Fulton Street in Woodvale (now Wood), Pa., where Lyle was employed as a deep miner at Number Nine. They then moved to McKeesport, Pa., where Lyle was employed at the Jones and Laughlin Open Hearth Steel Furnaces. In mid-1938 they moved to Wells Valley. where they took up dairy farming on a rented spread that they bought in 1944 and where her husband died on September 30, 1991. She resided continuously at this Mosebey farm until a few days before her death.

She enjoyed crocheting and needlepoint, collecting and restoring antiques to include cane seating and wood finishing, flowers, vegetable gardening, canning, reading vociferously, working crossword puzzles and Bible study.

She is survived by four children: William Lyle (husband of Carolyn) Mosebey Jr., Wells Valley, Pa.; Florence Carolyn (Mosebey) (wife of Robert) Pyle, Downingtown, Pa.; Rosemary Elaine (Mosebey) (wife of Ward) Woodall, Hedgesville, W.Va., and Timothy Knepper Mosebey, Wells Valley; nine grandchildren: Daniel (deceased), Phyllis, Carlton and Laura Grove, Tracy Mosebey Nuner and Geoffrey Lyle T. Mosebey, Timothy, Seth and Stuart Mosebey; five greatgrandsons: Lyle, Cole and Gunnar Grove, Connor and Quinn Mosebey; untold numbers of nieces, nephews and cousins; four sisters-in-law: Helen Virginia (Mosebey) Knepper, Mary (Group) Knepper, Lottie Lou (Mosebey) McBride and Rebecca (Mosebey) Fix as well as a brother-in-law, Horace N. Pryor.

She was preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services will be Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 11 a.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., Harrisonville, with Rev. A. Donovan Cross officiating. Interment will be in the Mosebey fam- ily plot at Wells Valley United Methodist Church Cemetery, Wells Valley.

Visitation will be Wednesday, April 8, 2009, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., Harrisonville. There will also be visitation one hour before the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fulton County Medical Center Building Fund, 214 Peach Orchard Road, McConnellsburg, PA 17233.

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