Eileen Moss was born April 6, 1919 in Stafford County, Kansas. She was the youngest of nine children born to Tillie and George Schulz, all of whom have preceded her in death.
Eileen is survived by daughters, Sharon Liebowitz and husband Michael, Kae Pryor, and her son, James Pryor and wife Lucy; three stepdaughters, Martha Boyer, Mary Moss and Brook Self; nine grandchildren, Noah Myers, Dane Myers, Geneva Pryor, Jon Rozan, Tim Rozan, Alf Pryor, Eric Scarr, Jessica Scarr, Monica Scarr; and five great-grandchildren. A grandson, Ben Myers preceded her in death.
Eileen was always active in volunteer work. She was on the Board of Directors for ten years for the Howell Co. Sheltered Workshop and also served as a volunteer there. She started as a hospice volunteer out of Howell County Medical Center in West Plains, MO. She continued this work after moving to Springfield for several years. She served on the Administrative Board for the United Methodist Church in Willow Springs for many years and taught the Adult 50-50 Sunday school class there for eight years. She served on the Library Board in Willow Springs and helped raise money for a new library that was built in 1987.
Eileen helped organize Missourians United to Combat Hunger (M.U.N.C.H.) in Willow Springs and served as its first president. She was instrumental in acquiring a building for this organization where a food distribution center and thrift shop were set up. This center is presently serving several hundred families a month. She was currently a volunteer at Crosslines.
Eileen has been a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood for over 25 years and was currently a member of E.S. Chapter in Springfield. She was a member of King's Way United Methodist Church and The Home Builders Sunday school class.
Memorial service will be Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at King's Way United Methodist Church. Come and tell Eileen goodbye. Inurnment will be in the King's Way Columbarium. Online condolences may be made at www.gormanscharpf.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to King's Way United Methodist Church.
Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home
1947 E. Seminole Springfield, MO 65804
Published in the News-Leader on Aug. 8, 2014