Susan Elizabeth (Lewis) Moeser, 78, of Sciotoville, died on Wednesday May 10, 2017 at Concord Health & Rehabilitation Center, Wheelersburg. She was a long time member of Sciotoville (now Christ) United Methodist Church where she served as Secretary to Pastor Phil Malone. She joined St. John Lutheran Church, Powellsville and became an active member following her marriage on July 2, 2009.
She was born November 8, 1938 to the late Prince and Lorena (Smith) Fisher. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Donald H. Moeser, and her five children: K. Frank Lewis (April) of Bicknell, IN (grandchildren: Nichelle, Charity, Amanda); Kathy (Joe) Dulje of Spring, TX (grandchildren: Kari, Jessi); Peggy Spears, Sciotoville, OH (grandchildren: Michael, Adam); Jennifer Ryder, Portsmouth, OH (grandchildren: Tiffany, Whitney, Destiny); and Jeff (Lisa) Lewis, Pickerington, OH (grandchildren: Abigail, Gabriel); step-daughter, Anne K. Yates, New York City; and 14 great grandchildren.
She was an avid bird watcher and feeder, gardener, antique collector who restored and furnished an old Dry Run home in West Portsmouth into it's original condition, opened and operated a florist and novelty shop in Wheelersburg and worked for many years in the East High School cafeteria and provided “home made pies” to Hickie's Hamburger Inn. She was a great cook who enjoyed preparing family meals for her children and grandchildren on every holiday and/or other family event. She prepared and served many of them on her patio so the children could enjoy her beautiful flowers, gardens, bird feeders and her large yard, which she enjoyed to cut with her riding mower. She loved to decorate her home for every holiday, but Christmas was her favorite. She had trees in every room filled with many antique bulbs and balls from her own family history and she truly enjoyed sharing her love with others through these beautiful decorations.
In addition to being a homemaker she was a successful business woman who had a diverse career as an entrepreneur, e.g., starting from scratch to operate a bed and breakfast in her own restored home, and in an adjoining building opening and operating, with her late husband Kenneth, the “George Williamson House Inn” which attracted many civic organizations and business leaders from the Portsmouth area to her new restaurant with it's outstanding cuisine.
A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, May 17 at St. John Lutheran Church, Powellsville. The family will receive friends at 6 p.m. followed by the Memorial Service at 6:30 p.m. Visitors coming from the Portsmouth area should turn left off of Ohio River Rd. (opposite Kroger) onto Rt. 522 toward Powellsville. It is approximately 5 miles until you make the bend into Powellsville. Turn right at the first intersection onto Junior Furnace-Powellsville Rd. and St. John is at the top of the hill.
The Rev. Carl Beck will officiate with inurnment to follow in the St. John Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ralph F. Scott Funeral Home in Portsmouth.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial gifts may be made to the St. John Memorial Fund, 5600 Junior Furnace-Powellsville Road, Franklin Furnace, OH 45629-8937 or to a charity of your choice.
Charitable donations may be made to:
St. John Lutheran Church Memorial Fund
5600 Junior Furnace-Powellsville Rd., Franklin Furnace, OH 45629,
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