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Calling Hours:
Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 10:00-11:00am
The Gathering Space of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
85 N. High St, Greenville, PA

Mass of Christian Burial:
Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 11:00am
St. Michael Roman Catholic Church
85 N. High St., Greenville, PA
Rev. V. David Foradori, Pastor, as celebrant

Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery

All in attendance will be required to wear a mask.

Argena E. “Babe” Mossman, age 94, of Hempfield Ave., Hempfield Twp., passed away Thursday afternoon, November 19, 2020 in her residence.

She was born in Greenville on June 12, 1926 to Matthew and Jennie (Barrante) Rinella. She was a 1945 graduate of St. Michael High School, where she was active in the school musical shows under the direction of father James Karns. Babe was employed as a clerk at L.L. Keck and Sons, was the owner of Babe's Pizza and worked at Westinghouse Electric Corp. in both the Reynolds and Sharon plants. She was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville and had been a past volunteer in the hospitality shop at Greenville Regional Hospital.

Babe loved to dance and sing and along with her late husband Howard, they entertained at Senior centers in Pennsylvania and California. She also enjoyed listening to Elvis music, sewing, ceramics, wall papering and babysitting her great-grandchildren. She married her first husband, Joseph B. “Spike” Strosser in 1948, he passed away in 1977. Her second husband, Howard P. Mossman, whom she married in 1989, passed away in 2019. She is survived by her daughter; Diana L. Miller of Greenville, two sons; Michael J. Strosser and his wife Kathy of Greenville and Thomas D. Strosser and his wife Patti of Hermitage, a step-daughter; Patricia Lynn Moore of Oceanside, CA, six grandchildren; Josh Stosser and his wife Amy of Georgia, Luke Strosser and his fiance Tannaz of California, Joseph Miller and his wife Maggie of Illinois, Kristina Middleton and her husband Tyler of Texas, Sara Barr and her husband Randy of PA and Meredith Strosser and her fiance Rickie of SC and four great-grandchildren; Elliott and Emily Barr and Roman and Ethan Strosser. She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, four sisters; Arlene Foley, Pearl DeCiancio, Elvera Bonci and Josephine LaScola, a brother; Anthony Rinella, a son-in-law; Dick Miller and a niece; Tina Bonci.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 85 N. High St., Greenville, PA 16125 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.

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11 Comments

  1. Gregory G Greenlee Gregory G Greenlee
    November 21, 2020    

    My Deepest Sympathy goes out to the family Babe was a special friend to my Mother over the years..Just as I think about some of kind things she did for Mom as she fought her battle with cancer.. Babe was like a Angle and would give Mom a quick call or send her a card to lift her spirits.. At this time I’m praying God will bring each of you Peace and Joy as you Celebrate her Life… A life well lived.

  2. Jim Straub Jim Straub
    November 21, 2020    

    God’s speed and condolences to Diane, Mike and your families.

  3. Linda & Bill Linda & Bill
    November 22, 2020    

    Diana, Mike ,Tom and their families may God comfort you and may all the memories created bring you peace and a smile of happiness for all the “crazy” she brought to the family. She will be missed. Due to Covid-19, we will not be attending the planned gathering. Thinking of you with love.

  4. Pam Greenfield Pam Greenfield
    November 23, 2020    

    Diana, Mike and Tom please accept my most sincere sympathy for the loss of your mom. She was a very special lady and so much fun to be around. I loved her beautiful smile. Because of COVID I won’t be attending the gathering but my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

  5. Anonymous Anonymous
    November 23, 2020    

    Diane, Mike, Tom, and Families, we’re sorry for your loss. We hope many fond memories will comfort All of you during this difficult time.
    Sincerely, Eric and Sue

  6. Trace & Joanie Pickens Trace & Joanie Pickens
    November 24, 2020    

    Mike, Tom, Diane, and Families – So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Remember all the special memories you’ve shared and keep them close in your heart. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Trace & Joanie, & Eddie

  7. Anonymous Anonymous
    November 24, 2020    

    Diane & family, my deepest sympathy at the loss of your loved one! She was a fun character! Dixie Rhoades

  8. Marc and Jean Marc and Jean
    November 24, 2020    

    Mike,Tom,Diane, and families; Sorry to read about the passing of Aunt Babe, Remembering all the Sundays at Grandmother Rinella’s house when all the Aunts and Uncles were still with us, and the cousins
    who sat on the stairs listening to stories about Tony Jim. Our Memories and payers are with you at this special time; God Bless you and your families.

  9. Joel Rinella Joel Rinella
    November 24, 2020    

    My condolences to the family; she was the last of her generation of Rinellas, and a bold personality in the family. I picture her back together with the rest of her siblings sitting down for a big family meal prepared by Matt and Jennie. Sorry I can’t be there in person to express my sympathies, but my thoughts are with you.

  10. Joann and Les Strader Joann and Les Strader
    November 24, 2020    

    Diane, Mike and Tom and all your families. You have my deepest sympathy. Always keep your memories close to your heart.

  11. Ben and Ruth Nardi Ben and Ruth Nardi
    November 24, 2020    

    We were sorry to hear of the passing of Babe. We always enjoyed our visits with her when we came to Greenville and we will miss her. She had a great sense of humor and warmth. Our sympathy to Diane, Mike and Tom and the rest of her family and friends.

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