OBITUARY: Luella Mosiman

Luella Mosiman, 94, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, at Asbury Park in Newton. She was born Oct. 6, 1924, in Newton.

On June 6, 1945, she married Rueben P. Mosiman at Elbing, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 21, 2005.

Luella was a longtime member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Newton. Luella was a graduate of Whitewater High School in 1942. She attended Butler County Junior College and Emporia State University.

Luella worked closely with her husband on the family farm. When times were tough for farmers in the 1950s, Luella and Rueben started an egg business on the farm. With hard work, this became successful, and they were delivering eggs to more than 450 customers. They retired from farming in 1987 and moved to Newton in 1991.

Music was an important part of Luella’s life, and she enjoyed singing with various groups thoughout her life. She also enjoyed quilting and sharing her creations with friends and family.

The greatest joy in Luella’s life was family and friends. She looked forward to spending time with her extended family and especially her granddaughters on the farm as they grew up. She also enjoyed her time with her family and many friends she made through the years.

She is survived by daughters Sherry and Kevin O’Brien, and Mary Ann and Steve Kyle; granddaughters Dawn Hungate, Denise Easton and Keri Rice; sister Roberta “Bobbie” Hague; and six great-grandchildren.

Luella was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers and one sister.

Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec.15, at First Church of the Nazarene in Newton with the Rev. J. Jay Hawes presiding.Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Newton.

Memorials are suggested to Nazarene Compassion Ministry, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or Asbury Park, all in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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