Frank W. Moseley, 92, reached his heavenly home on November 14, 2015. He was born on December 9, 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri to Raymond F. and Lavinia (Tobiner) Moseley.
Frank grew up in the Kansas City area. He went to grade school at Bryant School and graduated from Southwest High School. He also attended Kansas University in Lawrence, Kansas.
In 1942 Frank enlisted in the U.S. Navy Air Corps where he flew PBY seaplanes as an Officer Navy Pilot in the Pacific Theater of War. He was a recipient of the Gold Star as well as Asiatic-Pacific, Philippine Liberation and World War II Victory accommodations.
Upon returning from World War II, Frank joined Moseley & Company, the family commercial real estate business, where he was a partner for 50 years. During that time he brokered many real estate deals which helped change the skyline of Kansas City. He is best remembered for accumulating the land, then presenting it to the Nichols Company for development of the Alameda Plaza Hotel; the HD Lee Headquarters Building in Merriam, Kansas and Penn Valley College.
Frank met and married Marjorie Grace Wilkinson in 1950. They married in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Together they joyously and proudly raised two children, Susan and Frank, Jr. Their union ended upon the passing of Marjorie in August 1983. They were married for 33 years.
In 1986 Frank married Charlene Marie O’Connor in Kansas City. In 1988 Frank’s love for Jesus and desire to share the Gospel with others led him and Charlene to form two companies, Sweet Tidings, Inc. and SomeOne Special, Inc. Sweet Tidings candy bars were known as the “Original Scripture Bar, Quoting the Living Word” and sold in Christian Bookstores throughout the U.S. SomeOne Special, Inc. developed a Spiritual Rescue approach using the three dots and three dashes of the Universal Rescue Code, SOS. Frank and Charlene enjoyed 29 years of marriage.
Throughout his life, Frank was an avid tennis player who could be seen playing with family and friends on courts throughout the city. He was ranked in both singles and doubles in the Missouri Valley Conference and played in several National Tournaments.
Frank is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Lavinia; his wife Marjorie and his brother Ray, Jr. He is survived by his spouse, Charlene of Mission, Kansas; his daughter, Susan Moseley Keene of Edmonds, Washington and his son, Frank W. Moseley, Jr. of Phoenix, Arizona and other dearly loved extended family members.
Frank requested a private family service which occurred on November 21, 2015.
The family would like to thank the staff of Claridge Court and Continua Hospice for their kindness, loving and beautiful care of Frank in his last days.
Memorial donations may be made to the Sheffield Family Life Center Evangelism Department, 5700 Winner Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64127, www.sflc.net ; We Are One Ministries of Mzuzu, Malawi, Africa c/o We are One Ministries, P.O. Box 2454, Lees Summit, Missouri 64063, www.weareoneministries.com; or Continua Hospice 13002 State Line Rd. Leawood, Kansas 66209 www.continuahh.com Assistance by Funeral Advocates, LLC.