Mary Jane Moser 1940-2024
Mary Jane Moser, 83, of Effingham, passed away Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, at the Onaga Community Hospital.
She was born May 7, 1940, in Horton, the daughter of William R. and Mary A. (Gordon) Warren.
Mary Jane attended Willow Grove School and graduated from Hiawatha High School in 1958. She attended St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in Kansas City, Missouri, and earned her professional nursing diploma in 1961.
She began her career working as a registered nurse for Hallmark Cards in Topeka and Lawrence. Mary Jane spent much of her professional life caring for the senior population at Tri-County Manor in Horton and Cray Manor in Atchison, along with working as a home health nurse. Near the end of her career, she shared her nursing expertise by teaching certified nurse’s aide and medication aide classes at Northeast Kansas Technical College in Atchison.
Caregiving came naturally to her professionally but also to her friends and family. She loved her kids and grandkids deeply. She always made sure to end every phone call or visit with an “I love you,” and her family never doubted those words. She cherished spending time with them traveling and watching her grandchildren in their activities.
She and her husband Lowell were avid Kansas State University football fans and attended many bowl games. Over the years she also enjoyed caring for her dogs, especially her beloved coonhound, Gracie who came to her as a stray and was a special companion in her senior years.
She was a member of the Effingham Union Church and belonged to the Mary-Martha Circle. She also enjoyed playing bingo and bunco with her friends at the Town and County Senior Center. She was fun and quirky and had a great sense of humor.
She married Lowell A. Moser on June 7, 1964, in Hiawatha, and he preceded her in death in 2016.
She is survived by a son, Dan Moser (Lisa) of Westmoreland and a daughter, Kristi Curley (Rob) of Spokane, Wash.; three grandchildren, Justin Moser and Ryan Moser, both of Overland Park, and Allison Moser of Westmoreland; one sister, Martha Michaels of Cantonment, Fla.; and two sisters-in-law, Annette Larson of Lawrence and Jane Fox (Bill) of Overbrook.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will follow in Holton Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.
Memorials may be given to the Effingham Union Church or the Town and Country Senior Center, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.mercerfuneralhomes.com