Lillian Mosler (Nye)
Lillian Lois (Nye) Mosler, 103, of La Cygne, Kansas died Thursday July 5, 2018 at University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas. Lillian was born Apirl 1, 1915 at Coffeyville, Kansas in the home of her parents, David Pryor and Bertha M. (Shipka) Nye. Lillian was raised on cattle ranch in Mt. Dora, New Mexico and grew to love animals of all kinds. During the Depression, the family moved back to Kansas. On May 18, 1936, Lillian married Cleo "C. L." Mosler at Columbus, Kansas. Following their marriage, the couple farmed south of Oswego for a few years before moving to Kansas City, Missouri in 1947. In 1951 they bought the farm east of La Cygne. Together they ran the farm and road horses on trail rides, both often won trophies for being the oldest riders. They were also members of the Road Runners Band of Osawatomie. Lillian played the mandolin, harmonica, and sang as the group performed for various events and nursing homes in the area. Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, C.L. Mosler on December 9, 1988; her brother, Ellis Nye; her sister Carlyn Welliver; and her son-in-law, Donald Stainbrook. Survivors include her daughter, Delores Stainbrook; three granddaughters and their husbands, Karen and Bill Martin, Diane and Dan Mathia, and Lauri and Richard Beckman; 5 great-granddaughters, Shawna, Heather, Richelle, Brooke, and Laurissa; one great-grandson, Derek; and seven great-great-grandchildren, Hayden, Micayla, Jackson, Sierra, Lydia, Avery, and Nolan.
Funeral service 10:00 am Monday, July 9, Calvary Baptist, La Cygne. Burial will follow in Ninety Six Cemetery east of La Cygne. Visitation will be 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm Sunday at Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne, Chapel. Contributions are suggested to Calvary Baptist Church or the Stainbrook Foundation in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 304, La Cygne, KS 66040. On line condolences can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com.