OBITUARY

Clara Marie Huber Mosby

February 10, 1925April 4, 2019

Clara Marie Huber Mosby was born in Linton, Indiana, on February 10, 1925, and died at the age of 94 on April 4, 2019, in Memphis, Tennessee.

Clara was born at the family homeplace on a farm in Linton, Indiana, where she lived all of her childhood. Descendants live in the homeplace to this day. Her father, William Russell Huber, died when she was two years old. Her mother, Clara Haseman Huber, passed away when she was 11. Her three older brothers, Wally, Bill, and Hase raised her from that point on, along with a caregiver.

After graduating from Linton-Stockton High School, Clara moved to Chicago, Illinois, where she worked for Marshall Field & Company department store as an executive assistant. While singing in the church choir, the love of her life, Robert “Bob” William Franklin Mosby, saw her from a distance. They began a storybook courtship and were married on May 16, 1953. They moved to St. Louis in 1956 and settled in Memphis in 1958. At the time of Bob’s death, they had been married 63 years.

Bob and Clara raised three daughters: Cynthia, Janet, and Rebecca. Clara’s life’s work was centered on family and church. She merged those two passions beautifully when she joined the staff of Scenic Hills United Methodist Church Day School when her youngest daughter enrolled there. Clara was director of the day school for almost three decades.

Clara excelled in many areas. She was well-known for her self-taught cooking skills. She was a fixture in the church kitchen and was renowned for the meals she prepared for her family every Sunday after church. She was an expert seamstress who loved machine sewing, French hand-sewing, knitting, and English smocking. She loved music and was active in the Beethoven Club of Memphis. Clara’s interests extended to sports as well. She was a devoted fan of the Scenic Hills UMC Warriors, Indiana Hoosiers, Memphis Grizzlies, St. Louis Cardinals, and Vanderbilt Commodores. The last several years, she spent many hours knitting and watching her teams on television.

A faithful member of Scenic Hills United Methodist Church since 1959, Clara served in many capacities, such as chair of the staff-parish committee, chair of missions, Sunday school teacher, member of the administrative council, and dedicated soprano in the choir. Clara was a leader in the United Methodist Women, served as a key woman for the Methodist Hospital Auxiliary, and was active in Church Women United.

Clara is survived by her three daughters: Cynthia Jaggers (Jim), Janet Ross, and Rebecca Halvorson (Joel), all of Bartlett, Tennessee; nine grandchildren: Justin, Jeremy, Jennifer, and Will Jaggers, Paul (Alex), Heather Sprague (Joel), and Jacob Ross, and Olivia and Ben Halvorson; four great-grandchildren: Patrick and Grace Jaggers, Preston Ross, and Elijah Sprague; and many extended family members and friends she loved so well. The family wishes to thank her caregivers, especially Stephanie Cathey and Shirley Carpenter. Stephanie graciously cared for Bob and Clara almost five years, making it possible for them to stay in their home and bringing them much joy in their final years.

If friends desire, memorials may be made to Scenic Hills United Methodist Church, 2847 Pembroke Road, Memphis, TN 38128.

The Family will receive friends Thursday, April 11th from 5-7 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 North Germantown Parkway Bartlett, TN 38133. A Celebration of Life service will be Friday, April 12th at 2 p.m. at Scenic Hills United Methodist Church, 2847 Pembroke Road. Burial will follow at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 North Germantown Parkway Bartlett, TN 38133. The family invites friends to join them for a catered “traditional Sunday dinner” at the church following the burial.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralGermantownParkway.com for the Mosby family.

  • FAMILY

  • Cynthia Jaggers (Jim), Daughter
  • Janet Ross, Daughter
  • Rebecca Halvorson (Joel), Daughter
  • Justin Jaggers, Grandchild
  • Jeremy Jaggers, Grandchild
  • Jennifer Jaggers, Grandchild
  • Will Jaggers, Grandchild
  • Paul Ross (Alex), Grandchild
  • Heather Sprague (Joel), Grandchild
  • Jacob Ross, Grandchild
  • Olivia Halvorson, Grandchild
  • Ben Halvorson, Grandchild
  • Patrick Jaggers, Great-grandchild
  • Grace Jaggers, Great-grandchild
  • Preston Ross, Great-grandchild
  • Elijah Sprague, Great-grandchild
  • Her father, William Russell Huber, died when she was two years old. Her mother, Clara Haseman Huber, passed away when she was 11.

    She also leaves many extended family members and friends she loved so well.

    The family wishes to thank her caregivers, especially Stephanie Cathey and Shirley Carpenter.
  • DONATIONS

  • Scenic Hills United Methodist Church

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Family will receive friends Thursday, April 11, 2019
  • Celebration of Clara's life Friday, April 12, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Committal Service
REMEMBERING

Clara Marie Huber Mosby

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Benjamin Halvorson

April 20, 2019

Family and friends,

This is my first time to write about my grandma. I always have a deep moment to remember my grandma. I always get too emotional when I’m home going to my activities for the day. I love my grandma so much. From the life of celebration service, I said “god rest her soul” meaning us to remember what we have been through. God has put her in a safe place for us. Let god share his death alone, so that we will gain our measure of goodness nor, we will heed your mercy and his grace. Give dignity and give light to the union. No suffering nor we are in darkness of pain.
Ben H.

Patricia Andello

April 13, 2019

Mrs. Mosby was the most caring, kindest & loving person I was blessed to have known. I fixed her hair for 49+ years & loved our many conversations over those years. I will never forget this beautiful angelic lady I loved so so dearly. My love for Cindy, Janet & Becky along with their families are unexplainable I love them all so much! I thank all of you for blessing me to be a part of your family!
All My Love Patricia Andello 2019

Martha West Roper

April 11, 2019

Cynthia, Janet, and Rebecca, We lived across the street (Bannockburn Rd) from you many years ago in Scenic Hills. I am the mother of Dan and Bill West. Your mother taught Bill in Kindergarten so many years ago. She was a wonderful person, and a good neighbor. She lived a good life and I know you will miss her. My thoughts are with all of you . With Sympathy, Martha West Roper

MARY ANDIS

April 10, 2019

To Cindy, Janet, and Becky & Families--My deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother.

Clara Marie was the sister of my Uncle Hase and the beloved aunt of my dear cousins Clara Ann, Harry, and Della. I honestly felt that she was a distant aunt to me because my whole life long she was so fondly spoken of by my cousins! They looked forward to every visit. As I am sure you remember, your whole family often gathered at the Huber homeplace on the 4th of July and joined my family and the rest of Aunt Marie's extended Bredeweg family at Linton's 4th of July parade. Linton's parade was the biggest one in Indiana, and we all felt so privileged to be a part of it. It anchors the summer holidays for me and makes me think so fondly of the Huber- Mosby-Bredeweg-Andis family ties. How lovely to have had parents who left us with such wonderful memories!

But I have a specific memory about your mother and her cooking genius that has made her even more a part of my life than just those family gatherings. As my cousin Clara Ann began her own young path to becoming a fantastic cook, she often shared recipes with me. Once many years ago, she gave me Clara Marie's recipe for spaghetti meat sauce. I tried it. I loved it! Even I could not fail with it! I learned it by heart and always kept the ingredients on hand. Wherever I have lived in this beautiful country--north, south, east or west, I have used that spaghetti recipe to entertain new friends and visiting family. It has always been praised as the best spaghetti ever! And I always tell the story of this being a fabulous recipe from my cousin's aunt in Memphis. Now, making Clara Marie's spaghetti is my go-to comfort food.

May it give you strength and peace to know that she touched so many lives and will always be remembered fondly.
---Mary Andis, Indianapolis, IN

Carol Williams

April 10, 2019

Mr. & Mrs. Mosby was our next door neighbors for many wonderful years! I will never forget Mr. Mosby telling me when we put our house up for sale, I hope you never sell that house! They are some of the sweetest people I have ever known. We love them and their family dearly. Prayers and hugs, Steve & Carol Williams

June Richardson Schuyler

April 9, 2019


My Mother's mother and Clara Marie Mosby's mother were sisters.

Mother died when I was six years old and Clara Marie was ten years old. Most of the summer before Mother died (1935) I was at Aunt Clara's and Clara Marie was so good to me. It was a very difficult summer for me.
Clara Marie looked after me when I started school.

( When I started talking I could not say her name and called her "Dardy" and that nickname stuck with her.)

Clara Marie's brother Hase was at home. The other two brothers were no longer at home or in Linton. Hase was so good to me that summer and as long as he lived. I loved him very much.

He was a pillar of the church and much respected in our community.

I liked Clara Marie's other two brothers but didn't know them as well as I knew Hase. All the brothers did well.

When Clara Marie's mother died, Hase hired a woman named Mrs. Mitchener and Hase and Mitch and Clara Marie were together until Clara Marie graduated from high school. When I visited there was a lot of laughter. She seemed secure and happy.

Clara Maria was so like her kind, gentle, loving widowed mother. (Aunt Clara was also a wonderful cook.) Clara Marie was always a lady.

Clara Marie had many friends, sang in the choir and was involved with church.

She graduated from high school and soon after went to Chicago. I was amazed that she immediately was given the position of private secretary for the man who was the top man at Marshall Fields. She held that position until she quit to marry Bob.

I went to Indiana University when I graduated from high school. I drove up and stayed with Clara Maria several times and met Bob.

They had met at church and were dating. Bob had a great sense of humor.

To her three wonderful daughters who were so devoted to their Mother and their Dad I send love and sympathy.

We know where Clara Marie is...she has gone HOME and is with the Lord and Bob and her family and friends.

June Richardson Schuyler

Darrell Bright

April 9, 2019

I was blessed to know Clara and Bob Mosby for over 35 years. I was just a young man when we met. Their daughter Becky was my then girlfriend, and future wife's, best friend from childhood and we would occasionally visit the Mosby house, where we were always warmly welcomed. Mr. Mosby was quiet in those days but before he left us he and I enjoyed a warm bond and genuine friendship. Though we were very much different, we just enjoyed one another's company, something that we discovered far too late in life. Mrs. Mosby always met everyone with a friendly smile and perhaps my fondest memories were in those early days when she would often make chocolate chip cookies during our visits. Their three talented and beautiful daughters continue the legacy of their parents, always offering their many friends and guest a warm, welcoming, and loving home. Bob and Clara Mosby enriched my life and the lives of countless others. Their memory though will live on with all of the lives that they so warmly touched.

Biography

Clara Marie Huber Mosby was born in Linton, Indiana, on February 10, 1925, and died at the age of 94 on April 4, 2019, in Memphis, Tennessee.

Clara was born at the family homeplace on a farm in Linton, Indiana, where she lived all of her childhood. Descendants live in the homeplace to this day. Her father, William Russell Huber, died when she was two years old. Her mother, Clara Haseman Huber, passed away when she was 11. Her three older brothers, Wally, Bill, and Hase raised her from that point on, along with a caregiver.

After graduating from Linton-Stockton High School, Clara moved to Chicago, Illinois, where she worked for Marshall Field & Company department store as an executive assistant. While singing in the church choir, the love of her life, Robert “Bob” William Franklin Mosby, saw her from a distance. They began a storybook courtship and were married on May 16, 1953. They moved to St. Louis in 1956 and settled in Memphis in 1958. At the time of Bob’s death, they had been married 63 years.

Bob and Clara raised three daughters: Cynthia, Janet, and Rebecca. Clara’s life’s work was centered on family and church. She merged those two passions beautifully when she joined the staff of Scenic Hills United Methodist Church Day School when her youngest daughter enrolled there. Clara was director of the day school for almost three decades.

Clara excelled in many areas. She was well-known for her self-taught cooking skills. She was a fixture in the church kitchen and was renowned for the meals she prepared for her family every Sunday after church. She was an expert seamstress who loved machine sewing, French hand-sewing, knitting, and English smocking. She loved music and was active in the Beethoven Club of Memphis. Clara’s interests extended to sports as well. She was a devoted fan of the Scenic Hills UMC Warriors, Indiana Hoosiers, Memphis Grizzlies, St. Louis Cardinals, and Vanderbilt Commodores. The last several years, she spent many hours knitting and watching her teams on television.

A faithful member of Scenic Hills United Methodist Church since 1959, Clara served in many capacities, such as chair of the staff-parish committee, chair of missions, Sunday school teacher, member of the administrative council, and dedicated soprano in the choir. Clara was a leader in the United Methodist Women, served as a key woman for the Methodist Hospital Auxiliary, and was active in Church Women United.

Clara is survived by her three daughters: Cynthia Jaggers (Jim), Janet Ross, and Rebecca Halvorson (Joel), all of Bartlett, Tennessee; nine grandchildren: Justin, Jeremy, Jennifer, and Will Jaggers, Paul (Alex), Heather Sprague (Joel), and Jacob Ross, and Olivia and Ben Halvorson; four great-grandchildren: Patrick and Grace Jaggers, Preston Ross, and Elijah Sprague; and many extended family members and friends she loved so well. The family wishes to thank her caregivers, especially Stephanie Cathey and Shirley Carpenter. Stephanie graciously cared for Bob and Clara almost five years, making it possible for them to stay in their home and bringing them much joy in their final years.

If friends desire, memorials may be made to Scenic Hills United Methodist Church, 2847 Pembroke Road, Memphis, TN 38128.

The Family will receive friends Thursday, April 11th from 5-7 p.m. at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 North Germantown Parkway Bartlett, TN 38133. A Celebration of Life service will be Friday, April 12th at 2 p.m. at Scenic Hills United Methodist Church, 2847 Pembroke Road. Burial will follow at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 3700 North Germantown Parkway Bartlett, TN 38133. The family invites friends to join them for a catered “traditional Sunday dinner” at the church following the burial.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralGermantownParkway.com for the Mosby family.