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Grace Moser

Grace Moser, daughter of Ray & Frances L. (Mathews) McCauslin, was born February 11, 1924 at New Hampton, Iowa. Grace graduated from high school and received her teaching degree from Iowa State University in Ames. She taught home economics at Mount Ayr from 1946 until 1961. Grace had an influence on a lot of kids.

Grace married Henry Moser on August 4, 1951 in Omaha, Nebraska. To this union, one son, Mike Edward, was born. Grace is a member of the Mount Ayr United Methodist Church and P.E.O. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed hosting dinner parties and playing cards. After Henry passed away, Grace would eventually move to Clearview Estates and later to Clearview Home.

Grace passed away on August 6, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Henry on November 24, 2008; son Mike Edward Moser on March 14, 1994; sister Jean Ann Hansen; niece Sue Norgaard.

Survivors include her brother Jim McCauslin of Phoenix, AZ; brother-in-law Russ Hansen of Rochester, MN; nephews Max McCauslin and Mark McCauslin; niece Betsy Mehl; other relatives and friends.

A memorial fund has been established for a scholarship fund at the Mount Ayr Community High School.

Service Date: August 12, 2016

Services: 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 12, 2016
Armstrong Funeral Home - Mt. Ayr
Officiating: Rev. Skip Rushing
Open Viewing: 12:00 - 8:00 p.m., Thursday, Aug 11
Armstrong Funeral Home
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery - Mount Ayr, IA
Memorials: Scholarship fund @ Mt. Ayr High School

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I am blessed to have known both Grace and Henry. We would visit them at the farm during the years my daughter Tena was growing up. Henry would hold Tena as she admired the cuckoo clock in their living room. Her homemaking skills were incredible. She shared many desserts and treats with us over the years. We have always treasured our time with these two very special people. As a teacher myself, Grace would always share her one-room classroom stories with me and her years in a classroom. The memories I have will forever be held close to me.

Posted by Deb Hymbaugh - Creston, IA - Friend   August 10, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Aunt Grace was a very good person. She was married to my mother''s brother. After my mother died, I reconnected with Aunt Grace and spent time visiting her. We always had a good time visiting and just plain talking. I will remember her fondly. She made the very best cinnamon rolls ever!!!!!

Posted by Janna Calkins - Bend Oregon and La Quinta Ca, CA - Family   August 08, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

In our house, when we were growing up, Grace was the ultimate authority on all things domestic. What a disappointment that she retired from teaching Home Ec the year I started high school. After my mom (Lorraine Lesan) died I was looking through her recipes and discovered that the rye bread that we had made for years was Grace''s recipe.

Posted by Sharon Lesan - Ankeny, IA - Friend   August 08, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Grace was a wonderful friend to my mother LaViece Barker when they became next door neighbors while living in their apartments in Mt. Ayr. She was always kind, thoughtful, generous, considerate and helpful. I enjoyed her company too when she would come over to visit my mom. I am fortunate indeed to have known her and thankful for her friendship.

Posted by Rita Hunter - Redondo Beach, CA - Friend   August 07, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM