Josephine Mott

July 19, 1927 ‒ October 07, 2006

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Josephine Mott, 79, of Betzstone Drive, Mansfield, died Saturday evening October 7, 2006 in Country Meadow Care Center following a short illness.

She was born July 19, 1927 in Mansfield to Carl and Mary (Price) Letizia, and was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1945.

A talented pianist and organist, she attended Ashland University, where she majored in music.

Josephine had worked as office manager of the former Electrolux Company, and later in the records division of the Mansfield City Police Department.

A lifelong Mansfield resident, she was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and had served as an officer in the Son’s of Italy.

Community minded, Josephine volunteered as a librarian and served as cashier at Prospect Elementary School for many years, and delighted in the antics of her cat Alexandria.

Outgoing and generous to a fault, though diminutive in stature, Josephine was a giant when it came to her honesty and spunk. Remembered for her sense of humor, candidness and big heart, Josephine earned the title “best friend” to many people

She is survived by her daughter Mary F. Mott of Columbus; her son Michael C. Mott of Mansfield; a sister and brother-in-law Phyllis and Stephen Schlosser of Bellville; a sister-in-law and her husband Sondra Letizia Rahall and Bob Rahall of The Villages, Florida; and nieces and nephews Chip and Julie Letizia, Greg Letizia, Kathy and Phillip Marzullo, Julie and Randy Doup, Stephen and Jill Schlosser, and Casey Letizia.

She was preceded in death by her husband Angelo Mott in 1986; a sister Margaret Letizia; and three brothers Carl Robert Letizia, David Letizia and Paul Letizia; and a nephew Thom Schlosser.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, October 10, 2006 from 6-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10:30 am. The Rev. Ken Kinley will officiate. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions to the Josephine Mott Memorial Fund may be made at the funeral home.

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