Elva May Moser (nee Schisler), wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother died in her sleep on Thursday September 9, 2021 in Annapolis, Maryland. She was born on August 26, 1935 in Baltimore, Maryland and was 86 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband (James), three brothers, one sister, two daughters (Jean and Susanne), and one grandson (Richard). She is survived by one sister, four children, seven grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren.
She and James were married in 1953 and remained married for 57 years. Together they raised five children (James, Jr., Joyce, Susanne, Kathryn, Jennifer) and one grandson (Jeremy). She and James were active members of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Baltimore, Maryland and were involved in various church circles including choirs, bible studies, and Lutheran education services.
In life, Elva was an accomplished duckpin bowler, enjoyed cross stitch, daily crossword puzzles, and actively following Dem O’s, Hon! She was very proud of her well-organized and tidy home, her hand-stitched pillows, and her vast collection of art created by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was loved and admired for many things, but one catchphrase made her famous among those with whom she dedicated her time: “Because I’m the mother and I said so.”
Family requests relatives and friends to visit St. Marks Lutheran Church 1900 St. Paul St, Baltimore, MD 21218 on Wednesday from 12 to 2 PM and 5 to 7 PM. Funeral Service will take place Thursday morning at 10 AM, followed by interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Lutheran Mission Society at 601 Hammonds Ln, Baltimore, MD 21225. Or visit https://compassionplace.org/
Please feel free to express your condolences on her tribute wall.
"Do not stand by my grave
and weep. I am not there.
I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am a diamond glint on snow.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awake in the morning
hush, I am the swift uplifting rush.
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand by my grave and cry.
I am not there.....I did not die"
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