Ethel M. Mosier

February 28, 1927 ‒ January 18, 2019

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Ethel M. Mosier, age 91, of Mount Gilead, passed away Friday morning, January 18, 2019, at the Arbors at Delaware.

On February 28, 1927, Ethel was born in Fredericktown, OH, the only child of the late Emery Kelly and Florice D. (Palmer) Chubb.  She graduated from Martel High School.

Ethel married Allen J. “Mo” Mosier on November 17, 1945.  They shared nearly 36 years as husband and wife before he preceded her in death on November 12, 1981.

A woman of faith, Ethel had formerly been a member of the Iberia United Methodist Church.

For 40 plus years, Ethel provided child care in her home.  She took care of and potty trained an abundance of Mount Gilead children in her lifetime.  She was also known for ironing and doing alterations on clothing for anyone who needed it.

Ethel was very involved in Girl Scouts as her daughters grew up.  For many years she was the Cookie Chair.  A semi would deliver the cookies to her home and she was in charge of getting them to all of the Girl Scouts.

Most Friday and Saturday nights you could find Ethel out square dancing in all of her homemade dance outfits.  She also enjoyed camping over the years.

Ethel was a family oriented woman and was especially involved in her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s lives.  She was a very caring woman, but extremely stern at the same time.  You followed her rules.  She was always just a phone call away when you needed help with anything.

She is survived by her three children: Alice (Ron) Turner of Galion, Charles “Chuck” (Della) Mosier of Mount Gilead, Dorothy McKinney of Mount Gilead; four grandchildren: Jenny (Mike) Conkle, Teresa Staley, Angie (Steve) High, Crystal (Scott) Rowe; ten great grandchildren: Alissa (Mike) Carey, Brian Conkle, Hayden Reymer, Karcy Reymer, Scott Frazier, Kristin (Austin Pettigrew) Staley, Brandon (Allie Jowers) Rowe, Hannah Frazier, Alex Staley, Cody Rowe; and four great-great grandchildren: Ethan, Ellie, Brooke and Nathan.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-father, Lloyd Chubb and a grandson-in-law, Brent Staley.

Ethel’s family will greet friends from 1 – 3 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead.  Services to honor and celebrate her life will begin there at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Jeff Canankamp officiating.  Burial will follow in Iberia Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Ethel’s name may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Ethel’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • Teresa your grandma and grandpa were so special! I remember them bringing you over to play with Jason while we played cards. Lots of fun and many fond memories!

  • Chuck and Della,
    So sorry for your loss. Evelyn was a great neighbor and the boys loved going through her “Haunted House” at Halloween. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Jim, Robin , Rob and Jamie

  • Ethel was a dear friend of my Grandma’s. I have many memories of them “painting the town red” at the square dances and how she got a kick watching my friends (the Croton group) and I having such a good time ! Ethel even helped with my wedding by doing my gown alterations.
    She was a WONDERFUL lady and will be missed by many. God bless you all.
    Marsha (Willis) Baldinger

  • So sorry for the loss of a beloved family member . I remember being at her house on Main St a couple times with Jenny . She was really nice to me . Such a sweet lady . Let the lord fold in his
    Wings and comfort the family as they mourn the
    Loss of a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friends of the family . God bless .

  • Dear Mosier Family … so sorry to hear of the death of Ethel. Sending my deepest sympathy. You will all be in my prayers.

    She was a special lady who was certainly a big part of my life over the years. Memories of her babysitting me and my sons. Sitting on the front porch with her and Mo identifying the make, model and year of the cars driving up and down Main Street. Halloween and her delicious popcorn balls. I am happy to have that recipe! Answering the business phone for us every Sunday morning for many years. Ethel will certainly be missed!

    • Yumm! Those popcorn balls were so good! Thank you so much for everything you and your family have done/doing for our family.

  • I offer my condolences and deepest sympathy to the family of Ethel M. Mosier. May the God of all comfort, comfort you during this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) Through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, God has made a hope for all of those who have died. – Acts 24:15

  • Sorry for your loss. Our prayers be with you during your time of sorrow. May Ethel rest in peace in heaven.

  • Sorry for your loss. Such a lovely lady. She got her prescriptions at Quays where I work. I truly enjoyed our visits.

  • Ethel was such a sweet compassionate loving lady and such a beautiful smile! She’ll be square dancing in heaven!

  • I loved Ethel’s happy, calm and loving energy. She was Mom’s best friend and she loved my sister and I too.
    I am so sorry for her loss for her family and friends as she was one of the nicest people I have ever known.
    I am also sorry I cannot come to honor her at the funeral.
    Enjoy heaven, Ethel!