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Frances Newton Moss, 108, Campbellsville, KY (1908-2016)

A remarkable Taylor Countian has completed a good and wonderful life. She was born in Campbellsville, KY, was a graduate of Campbellsville High School, died in Campbellsville, KY, and her final resting place will be in Brookside Cemetery on West Main. In 1941 she moved to Louisville, KY, attended Spencerian Business School, and had a career with the IRS which spanned 30 years. She was active in the United Methodist Church. She enjoyed working in her rose garden, loved visits from family and friends. She moved back to Campbellsville in 2006. She was the widow of first Hubert Woolridge, and later Wilbur C. (Bill) Moss. She leaves 18 direct living descendants
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Frances Newton Moss, 108, died Thursday, March 31, 2016 at The Grandview in Campbellsville, KY.

Funeral services for Mrs. Frances Newton Moss will be held at the Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 10:30amCT/11:30amET, with the Rev. Ed Gayhart officiating. Burial will be in the Brookside Cemetery, W Main Street in Campbellsville, KY. The family requests visitation for Ms. Moss on April 4, 2016 from 9amCT/10amET, until time for the service.

Frances Newton Moss, 108, Taylor County, KY (1908-2016)

She was born in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, February 16, 1908, the daughter of the late John Thomas and Frances Phillips Newton. She died Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 108 years, one month, and 15 days.

She grew up in Campbellsville and graduated from Campbellsville High School. She married Hubert G. Wooldridge, to whom two children were born, Mary Frances Hughes and James Thomas Wooldridge.

She moved to Louisville, KY in 1941 where she spent most of her adult life. She attended Spencerian Business School and was employed with the Internal Revenue Service. She retired from the IRS as Assistant, Chief of Personnel with 30 years of service. She was an active member of St. Paul Methodist Church, Louisville, KY. She was also an active member of Crescent Hill Women's Club where she volunteered many hours in the Kosair Crippled Children's Hospital's Gift Shop. She enjoyed entertaining in her home for family and friends. She also enjoyed working in her rose garden and other flowers. She loved visits from her children and grandchildren and would plan special activities and trips around Kentucky to entertain them. She especially wanted her grandchildren from Florida to learn to love the state of Kentucky. She loved playing golf and traveling. She moved back to Campbellsville in January 2006, residing at Windsor Garden.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Wilbur C. (Bill) Moss; sister, Virginia N. Rose and brothers Thomas Puesy Newton and Marvin Newton.

She is survived by the following:
  • Her daughter: Mary Frances Hughes and husband David of Daytona Beach Shores, FL

  • Son: Dr. Jimmy Wooldridge and wife Violet of Lebanon, KY

  • Five grandchildren: Jeff Wooldridge of Lebanon, KY; Terri Paoli and spouse Jules of Oxford, PA; Rick Tresher and spouse Cindy of New Smyrna Beach, FL; Karen Hughes and Spouse Jeb of Atlanta, GA; Craig Tresher and Spouse Cheryl of Charlotte, NC

  • Eleven great grandchildren

  • One sister: Peggy Graham and husband Charles of Campbellsville, KY.
Send condolences to the family of Frances Newton Moss

In lieu of flowers the family suggests remembrances be sent to St. Paul Methodist Church, 2000 Douglas Blvd., Louisville, KY 40207 or your favorite charity in memory of Frances.

The Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home, 503 E Main Street, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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