Bertha Zelinda House Moseley

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Bertha Zelinda House Moseley, 104, Walker, Mo., died Feb. 2, 2015. She was born Aug. 11, 1910, on a farm near Topeka, Kan., to George Irvin House and Bertha May Burgess House. She married Warren Morris Moseley on May 24, 1936, in Topeka, Kan. He preceded her in death on April 9, 1987.

Her education started in a one-room country school with one teacher teaching eight grades. She graduated from Highland Park High School, Topeka, Kan., in 1927 and Stricklers Business College in Topeka in 1929. She went to work for Pyramid Life Insurance Company in Kansas City, Mo., in 1929 and was there until her marriage and subsequent move to Long Beach, Calif. Her husband's employment took them to several states in the South and West. She worked for the New York Life and Casualty Branch office in Memphis, Tenn., until a move to Kansas City, Mo., in 1942.

In 1948, they moved to the farm in Vernon County where her husband had been born which later became a Missouri Century Farm. She worked seven years for L.P. Ames Grain Co., and 23 years with her husband at the Warren M. Moseley Tax accounting office. While there, she was office secretary for the Vernon County Farm Bureau for 17 years, retiring in 1982 when they sold the business.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Honorary Charter member of Soroptimist International of Nevada, the Athenas Federated Women's Club and a former member of the Nevada Country Club and bridge and social clubs. She was also a former member of the Nevada BPW, University Extension and received honors for 15 years as project leader for 4-H and 33 years working for the Vernon County Youth Fair.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Shirley Moseley O'Steen; two brothers, George W. House and John I. House; and one sister, Mae Maria House Jury.

Survivors include one son, Warren George Moseley and wife, Angela, of Tulsa, Okla.; one daughter, Barbara Jo Thompson and husband, Charles, Walker, Mo.; one son-in-law, Walter R. O'Steen, Milwaukee, Wis.; six grandchildren, Sherry O'Steen Filtz and husband, Dan, of Milwaukee, Wis., Robert M. Thompson and wife, Cindy, of Kansas City, Mo., Dana Cavener and husband, Greg, of Nevada, Mo., Brad Thompson and wife, Lori, of Nevada, Warren F. Moseley and wife, Paige, of Pryor, Okla., and Michael Keith, of Malibu, Calif; 11 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and many friends and neighbors.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 7, at the First Presbyterian Church, in Nevada, with the Rev. Greg Feree officiating. Private interment will follow. Friends may call from now and until 8 p.m., Friday, at Ferry Funeral Home, in Nevada.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund in care of Ferry Funeral Home.