Patricia J. Moser
Patricia “Patty” Joan Moser, 87, of Bluffton passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at Christian Care Retirement Community. She was born April 10, 1934, in Bluffton to Ralph and Maude Madelia (Little) Kiefer. She was married November 19, 1955, to Virgil Moser.
She attended Bluffton schools and graduated in 1952. During her high school years, she babysat for several Bluffton residents and worked part-time at the Deam and Harris Drug Store. Upon graduation from high school, she took a clerical position with Lincoln Life Insurance Company in Fort Wayne.
After she got married, she and her husband moved to Fort Wayne, and she continued to work at Lincoln Life until 1959 when their son Gregory was born. She then became a stay-at-home mom and housewife. In 1964, their son Gary was born, and she continued to be a stay-at-home mom. In 1967, the family moved to Greensburg due to Virgil’s job change.
In Greensburg, she made a lot of new friends and became active in PTA, church groups and card clubs. After the boys were in high school, she worked as a teacher’s aide at the local middle school for a few years. She also worked in a men’s clothing store for a while. In 1986, the family moved back to Bluffton.
In Bluffton, she became active in church activities, joined a card club and was a full-time housewife. She was an immaculate housekeeper and really seemed to enjoy working at keeping the house spotless. She once was accused by a neighbor of wearing out the concrete driveway that had deteriorated over time. She would sweep away the chips of concrete.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Gregory A. (Julayne) Moser of Lafayette; and Gary L. (Dianne) Moser of Taylor Mill, Kentucky; three grandchildren, Christopher Moser; Joey Moretti; and Lauren Hawley; and sister, Betty (Hugh) Watters of Bluffton.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and son, Steven Moser.
Visitation will be two hours prior to the 1 p.m. funeral service Monday, October 4 at Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Officiating will be Dr. Bryson “Gene” Bell. Burial will be at Elm Grove Cemetery. The family requests that guests wear a mask for her visitation and service. Friends wishing to watch the service can do so from the safety of their home utilizing a Zoom meeting. You can login using the Zoom meeting I.D. # 896 1212 4986 Monday, October 4 after 12:45 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Caregiver Program at Christian Care or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Arrangements provided by Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton. Online condolences may be made at www.thomarich.com.