Howard M. Moseley

May 16, 1925 ‒ August 11, 2019

Galena, Ohio

Howard M. Moseley, age 94 of Galena, was called home to be with the Lord on August 11, 2019, with his wife of 70 years at his side.

He was born on May 16, 1925 in Marietta to the late Harry and Clara (Lee) Moseley. After graduating from Dexter City High School in 1943 he answered the call to duty, serving in the US Army during WW II.  He proudly served in the Campaigns of Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe.

Howard met Icel Antill at the Noble County Fair the summer following his service to our country. They were married in 1948 and together spent 70 cherished years, raising a family of five boys, through thick and thin and always with a “yes dear” smile.

During his 28-year career in the auto body department at Graham Ford he was highly respected for his abilities and expertise. He later retired as an adjuster with the Erie Insurance Company.

Living a God and church centered life; he was a dedicated member of the Sunbury Christian Church, serving as an elder for over 40 years. He also served as Sunday School Superintendent and assisted with any needed project or work day.  He was a member of the Delaware American Legion. A perfectionist, he believed in a good day’s work and taught his boys the importance of a good work ethic.

In his younger years he enjoyed bowling, golfing, and fishing as well as playing euchre and tending to his yard. Howard also possessed a passion for woodworking, creating many treasured toys and items for his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Calm in nature, he was private, modest, and at times a bit stubborn, but above all else loving.

In addition to his beloved wife, Icel, he was most proud of his five Christian boys and their accomplishments. He treasured time spent with his grandchildren and precious moments with his great grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Icel, sons: Gary (Gayle) of Bellefontaine, Marvin (Anne) of Mt. Gilead, Mike (Peg) of Panama City, FL, Steve (Peggy) of Grand Junction, CO, and Jeff Moseley of Galena, 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister and three brothers.

Friends may call from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 16th at the Sunbury Christian Church, 870 Admiral Dr., Sunbury, Ohio 43074. Services are on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. also at Sunbury Christian Church, after which burial will take place at Northlawn Memory Gardens in Westerville with military honors. Arrangements have been entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Sunbury.

Memorial contributions can be made to Sunbury Christian Church.

Condolences may be expressed at

  • Dearest Icel and family: My thoughts and prayers are with you. With many fond memories, Doris

  • Dear Icel and family,
    We are so sad to hear of Howard’s passing. We were only acquainted with him for a short time, but could definitely see what a special man he was. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family.

    Greg and Jana Daugherty

  • Icel and family,. So sorry to hear of Howard. We know he is where his real home is and giving praise to the one who made that possible, J
    esus Christ. Over the years at Sunbury we have had some really good times. May you find comfort with those memories. Blessing and continued prayers. Virginia Shicks Yandrich

  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Howard was a great friend and neighbor of 28 years. He will be missed!

  • We are sorry to hear the sad news of Howard’s passing. Your family is in our thoughts, may the good memories comfort you all.

  • Dear Icel and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family during your time of loss.

  • Icel and family,
    So sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. Let God’s promise that one day you will be reunited comfort you. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Thinking of you all, sending our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathies!

  • Jeff and family,
    Our prayers are with your family with the loss of your father. Your memories will live on in your heart.
    I remember your dad as having a smile and kind words for all.
    Dellann Kuhn

  • To the Moseley Family, We are sorry to hear about your loss. May God bless you with His love, peace, comfort and strength through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We know Howard is rejoicing in heaven right now and enjoying wonderful fellowship with all of his family and Christian friends! Love ya’s, Linds & Ralph

  • I had the privilege of knowing Howard and having him for my supervisor with Erie Insurance. He was also a dear friend. He cared about all that he supervised. He was always fair, honest and thoughtful. He always had a great smile and would make time for anyone requesting his help. Howard was a great mentor. He will be missed. His memory and example of practicing the Golden Rule will never be forgotten. I can only hope that others think as highly of me as Howard is. Condolences to the whole Mosley family.

  • Icel and family – We’re so sorry to hear about your loss of Howard. Praying God’s comfort for your family.

  • To Icel, Ethan, and the rest of Howard’s family,
    You have been in my thoughts and prayers since I heard Howard was probably going to leave us for a better place. I had hoped to get to the calling hours tonight but it’s at a hard time to leave Paul with anyone, so be with you in spirit.