MOUNT VERNON — Clara Marie Moss, 91, was gently laid into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the early morning hours of Dec. 3, 2010, after a brief illness. She died much as she had lived, peacefully alone with her thoughts and meditations of her God in the Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
Clara moved to Mount Vernon in 1998 after the passing of her sister, Mary Jo. There she lived out her golden years after retiring from Lustroware Plastics, formerly known as “Columbus Plastics” on West Mound Street in Columbus. Clara was known to be a wonderful seamstress, an enthusiastic gardener and an extremely hard worker. She was also a real prayer warrior, and a good and true friend to many. Clara was born into this world on Sept. 26, 1919.
She was preceded in death by her father, Charles “Charlie” Moss; and mother, Clara Moss. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Charles Moss and Harold; and her sisters, Helen Rita Moss and Mary Jo Cooper.
Clara is survived by her younger brother, Robert Moss, his wife, Sandy Moss, and their children and grandchildren. Also survived by her brother-in-law, Paul J. Cooper Sr.; and her nephew, Paul J. Cooper Jr. and his wife, Doraine, with whom she lived for many years. Clara is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins from her Mom’s “Jessing” side of the family.
Friends may call and pay their respects today between 2 and 5 p.m. at Egan-Ryan Funeral Home, 403 E. Broad St., Columbus. Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church. This is where Clara M. Moss was raised in the Catholic faith as a child, located at 204 S. Fifth St., (corner of Fifth and Rich streets) Columbus. Interment to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.