Ralph Mosby Sr.

Thursday, January 17, 2002

COTTAGE HILLS, Ill. -- Ralph Eugene Mosby Sr., 74, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2002, at St. Anthonys Hospital in Alton, Ill.

He was born Jan. 29, 1927, in McClure, Ill., son of Roy Woodrow and Indiana Marie Lindsey Mosby.

He married Viola Ruth Candler Dec. 10, 1948, in Loaf, Ark.

He was a supervisor with Olin Brass for 32 years, retiring in 1982. He was a merchant marine during World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Viola Mosby of Cottage Hills; a son, Ralph Mosby Jr. of Cottage Hills; two daughters, Alvina Wanick of Godfrey, Ill., and Pat Grebe of Cape Girardeau; two brothers, Merle Mosby of Collinsville, Ill., and John Atwood of Springfield, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Paynic Home for Funerals in East Alton, Ill., and from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wood River, Ill.

Funeral will be 1 p.m. at the church, with the Rev. Martin Schultz officiating.

Burial will be in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto, Ill.