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Mary Ann Mayo Moseley

October 22, 1931 ~ October 31, 2019 (age 88)

Mary Ann Mayo Moseley, 88 of Naples, FL passed away on October 31, 2019. Mary Ann was born in Dallas, Texas to Harold Donis Mayo and Jewel Gladys Edwards. Her family moved to Jacksonville, FL when she was 4 years of age. She attended Saint Joseph Academy where she played on the state champion basketball team. She graduated from Robert E. Lee High School before attending and graduating from Florida State University. While at Florida State she became a member of Delta Zeta National Sorority and would be involved with the organization over the next 69 years including president of Dallas, Philadelphia and New York alumni. She was also a Naples alumni member.

Mary Ann also did graduate work at SMU in Dallas and at the University of Brussels in Brussels, Belgium.

She would marry her college sweetheart John Olin Moseley Jr. in Jacksonville, FL at Riverside Baptist church and moved to New York City immediately afterwards for John’s job. Her first Child John Olin Moseley III was born soon afterwards and a few years later after John was transferred to Philadelphia, PA where her second child, Charles Edward Mosely was born. Subsequent job transfers took the family to Dallas, Texas, Brussels Belgium and back to Philadelphia. Mary Ann served as Vice president of American Women’s Club of Brussels while in Belgium. She taught French that she was fluent in during her extended travels with her husband around the world that often lasted months to places such as Nice, Budapest, Cairo, Athens and Bangkok.

Mary Ann was very artistic and was able to drawn or paint almost anything beautifully and precisely with ease. She was accomplished on the piano and was known for her beautiful coloratura soprano voice.

Mary Ann and her husband split time between Philadelphia and Naples until 2004 when they moved to Naples full time to be closer to their family including her grandchildren Shawn Christopher and Danielle Brittany Moseley.

Mary Ann was a member of Big Cypress D.A.R. and past member of Valley Forge D.A.R.

She was involved in scouting including as a Girl Scout and den mother for Cub Scouts.  She belonged to Middle Presbyterian Church Elwyn, PA and attended North Naples Methodist Church.

She loved animals and the household typically had multiple pets at one time. She is survived by her last pet and companion a cat, Mia.

Mary Ann is also survived by her two sons, John Olin III, Charles Edward (Linda); and grandchildren Shawn Christopher (Christina) and Danielle Brittany.

Memorial Services will be held at Oak Lawn Cemetery 4801 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32207 on November 16, 2019 at noon.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Humane Society, 370 Airport-Pulling Rd. N. Naples, FL 34014.

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