Ann Mossbarger, 88, whose family operates Midland Acres, died Sunday, Jan. 6, at 12:02 a.m. at her residence in Bloomingburg, Ohio.
Ann was born March 24, 1924, in Greenfield, OH to Harry and Blanche Watkins Curtis. She lived her early life in New Vienna, was a 1940 graduate of New Vienna High School and received a bachelor's degree in journalism from The Ohio State University in 1945. While at Ohio State she was the first female business editor of The Lantern, the school newspaper. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and remained an active lifetime member.
She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church where she was a member of Faith Circle of the United Methodist Women and for many years taught Sunday school and the Bethel Bible Study. She enjoyed 50 years in her bridge club with her special friends.
On Sept. 8, 1945, she married Dr. Donald E. Mossbarger and assisted him throughout the years with his veterinary practice and later with Midland Acres, while also rearing five children.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Mossbarger is survived by her children, JoAnn Sedgwick of Cincinnati and her friend Terry Cross; Dr. John Mossbarger and his wife, Kyle, of Washington Court House, Ohio; Jeannie Bihl and her husband, Steve, of Bloomingburg; Jay Mossbarger and his wife, Brenda, of Washington Court House; and Jan Cobb and her husband, Glen, of New Holland, Ohio; 11 grandchildren, Jodi (Matt) Chandler of Shelbyville, KY, Jamie (Kyle) Butts of Upper Arlington, Ohio, Jill (Chris) Cottrill of New Holland, Jason (Mary) Bihl of Washington Court House, Jon (Nicole) Bihl of Nappanee, IN, Jennifer (Sam) Cathey of Warrior, AL, Justin Bihl of Bloomingburg, Jake Mossbarger of Washington Court House, Jackie Cobb of Lexington, KY, Jenna Cobb of Fort Myers, FL and Josie Cobb of New Holland; 10 great-grandchildren and three additional great-grandchildren soon to be born.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 10, at 11 a.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church in Washington Court House with the Rev. Mick Whistler, pastor at the church, and Mell Wickensimer, director of visitation, officiating. Burial will follow in the Bloomingburg Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, 301 E. Market St. or Hospice of Fayette Co., Inc., P.O. Box 849, Washington Court House, Ohio 43160.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House.