Mt. Moriah, Newcomer and Freeman Funeral Home & Mount Moriah Cemetery South
10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO
Mary Pitts Mosby
September 1, 1928 – July 7, 2019
Mary P. Mosby, 90, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away Saturday morning July 7, 2019.
Mary was born on a farm and grew up in Roanoke, Missouri. After skipping third grade, she graduated from Huntsville High School. Mary then attended Central Methodist University where she graduated as a Phi Beta Kappa in Chemistry. At Central Methodist, she met her lifelong husband Joseph W. Mosby whom had just returned from the Navy in WWII. The two were married shortly after graduating college in 1949.
Upon graduation, Mary ran a test lab working for the US Department of Agriculture in Jefferson City, Missouri. The two settled and built a house in Linn, Missouri. Five years later, Mary gave up her lab job to be a full time mother. Mary was a loving mother of four boys.
In 1963, her husband got a job offer in Kansas City, Missouri and the family relocated to Kansas City. After the youngest son was in high school, Mary decided to go back to work. Mary started her own business selling gift lines and wrapping paper to gift shops in four states. Her business was a huge success, eventually being an outsource partner to all the Hallmark Stores nationally. After being in business for 20 years, she retired to spend time with her grandchildren.
Mary was a highly intelligent woman of integrity with a very strong work ethic. Family history was something she took great pride in. She also loved to go to sporting events and watch her sons play. She was somebody that always commanded respect with her calm, confident, persona.
She was preceded in death by: her parents George and Nell Pitts, her husband Joseph W. Mosby, her brother George Pitts, her sisters Martha Nell and Zan Denny, and her son John Stuart Mosby.
She is survived by her family: Sons: Joseph Mosby, James (Janelle) Mosby, Steve Mosby. Grandchildren: Alexia Mosby, Alejandro Mosby, Denny Kay Mosby, Josie Mosby.
Visitation will be 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, with Funeral Service from 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM, Graveside Service at 11:45 AM Saturday, July 13. Services will be held at Mt. Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home & Cemetery at 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, Missouri.
- George Pitts (deceased), Father
- Nell M. (Tevis) Pitts (deceased), Mother
- Joseph W. Mosby (deceased), Husband
- George Pitts (deceased), Brother
- Martha Nell (deceased), Sister
- Zan Denny (deceased), Sister
- John Stuart Mosby (deceased), Son
- Joseph Mosby, Son
- James (Janelle) Mosby, Son
- Steve Mosby, Son
- Alexia Mosby, Grandchild
- Alejandro Mosby, Grandchild
- Denny Kay Mosby, Grandchild
- Josie Mosby, Grandchild
- Visitation Saturday, July 13, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, July 13, 2019
- Graveside Committal Service Saturday, July 13, 2019
Mary Pitts Mosby
July 12, 2019
For Joe and all the Mosby Family
Condolences for the loss of such
a wonderful Mother. She was one
of our most "Kind and Loyal" fans
over the many years of 3&2 Basebsll
back in the day, and had the brightest smile for all our wins
you would ever see !! God Bless
all of you at this difficult time.
Steve Raab & Family
Clarence Stephenson Family
July 11, 2019
Joe, Jim and Steve,
We are thinking of you during your time of loss and pray you find peace in knowing that your mother had a wonderful life and will not be forgotten in death. We have fond memories of spending many hours together during the South Suburban basketball days. Those were good times. Best, " Coach" Clarence, Lisa Audelle, Dona Louise and Family .