On the morning of Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, well known Canton resident Naomi R. (McNett) Mosser went home to be with her Lord and Savior while at her residence with her beloved family at her side. She was 78 years of age. Born April 10, 1934, on her family's farm in Leolyn, she was the daughter of Samuel A. and Julia M. (Tubman) McNett. As a child, she attended the McIlwain one room school. She graduated from Canton High School with class of 1952, and the Robert Packer School of Nursing in 1955. On June 7, of the same year, she married John (Jack) Mosser, and together for 21 years traveled the world with their children while John served in the U.S. Army. Their foreign duty assignments included France, Germany, Okinawa and Thailand. While in Thailand, Naomi taught English at Tamasat University in Bangkok.
Naomi was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed helping others throughout her career as a registered nurse. Upon returning to Canton, she was employed at Troy Community Hospital and in 1976 was hired as the office nurse for Dr. John Kirkowski, retiring 15 years later. Most of all, she enjoyed singing and teaching Sunday School, writing and directing many plays and productions, including the Cricket County Christmas series, at her lifelong home church, the Grover Church of Christ.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Rebecca (Les) Guillaume; sons, Steven (Lisa) and John (Angela); grandchildren, Jill (William) Bailey, Daniel Doty and Natalie and Nicole Siedhof; great-grandchildren, Malachi Washington and Madison Graham; brother, William T. (Alice) McNett, all of Canton; and sister, Mary Moore of Juneau, Alaska; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Family and friends will be received 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Canton St., Canton. Visitation will resume 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Grover Church of Christ. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. with Pastor Will Strunk officiating. Interment will follow in Beech Flats Cemetery. The family will provide the flowers, and suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Grover Church of Christ, 12 Main St., Grover, or the Canton Foundation.