LUCY MOSIER LESAN

     Lucy, daughter of Christian and Barbara Mosier, was born May 5, 1882, at the old Christian Mosier homestead near the Oakland Church, in Ringgold County, Iowa. There her early life was spent, with the exception of a short time in Dakota. She attended college at Indianola.

     She was the youngest of eleven children, four of whom, Anna, Andrew, Abraham and Carrie, with the parents, preceded her in death. The remaining six, Peter, Christian, Kathryn, Daniel, Noah and John survive and all were present at the funeral except Christian and Daniel.

     The influence of her thoughtful and sacrificing life reaches so far beyond her home that a host of relatives and friends deeply mourn with the family and brothers and sister the loss of the one so well beloved.

     On November 5, 1905, she was united in marriage to Walter G. Lesan. To this union were born four children, two sons, Everett C. and Evan Andrew and two daughters, Geraldine Kathryn and Margaret Pauline, who with the devoted father remain to mourn her loss.

     In 1895 she united with the Caledonia Baptist Church. this organization was later merged with the Oakland Church and here she was a faithful and efficient member and worker until her death. She died at the Ensworth Hospital, St. Joseph, MO., on March 2, 1918, at the age of 35 years, 9 months and 28 days.

   The funeral was held in the Oakland Baptist Church on Monday, March 4. conducted by Frank Bean, of Mount Ayr. The remains were laid to rest in the beautiful little Saltzman Cemetery in the woods near the church where so many of her kinsfolk sleep.

     

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