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Lois Eleanor Kissinger-Mossman, 97, of Columbia City, passed away at 9:35 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 at her residence. Born July 2, 1913 in Whitley County, she was a daughter of Orland James and Ada May (Nei) Hurd.
She was a lifetime resident of Whitley County and attended Whitley County Schools. She married her first husband Claude Earl Kissinger, May 1931 at Silver Lake. He passed away in 1941. On Nov. 2, 1948 she married her second husband, Harry O. Mossman who passed away in Aug. 1964. She worked as a seamstress at Blue Bell for many years. She enjoyed music and played the piano and organ, loved animals and was extremely well read, a progressive thinker, and had a great sense of humor.
Survivors include her son, James R. (Julie) Kissinger of Columbia City; three daughters, Peggy L. (John) DeFeo of Hollister, Mo.; Maralee Martin of Fort Wayne; Michele (Greg) Brockhaus of Columbia City; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Dorothy J. Bartrom; brother, Robert D. Hurd; and great-grandson, Jessie Nickell.
Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, with memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. Certified Funeral Celebrants Sharon Brockhaus, GSP, CFC and Eddie Beagles, CFSP, CFC will officiate. Burial will be private.
Memorials may be given in memory of Mrs. Mossman to the donorâ€™s choice of charity. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send family condolences or sign the guest register book.