Rosemay D. Benson Moyer
1926 - 2021
Robert W Waid Funeral Home Inc
581 Chestnut St
Meadville, PA
Rosemay D. Benson Moyer, 94, of Meadville and formerly of Ridgway, passed away, Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Wesbury United Methodist Community.
She was born October 29, 1926 in Corry, a daughter of Ralph and Winifred Lena Post Dewey.  She married Robert L. Benson August 19, 1951 and he preceded her in death August 14, 1994.  She subsequently married J. Richard Moyer June 14, 2008 and he preceded her in death May 26, 2016.
Rosemay was a 1944 graduate of Corry High School and a 1948 graduate of Indiana State Teacher's College with a bachelor's degree in Education.  She spent two summers of master's degree work at Columbia University.  She taught for 30 years in the Ridgway public schools, retiring in 1989.
Rosemay was a member of Stone United Methodist Church, Meadville where she served as a pianist and was a former member and 50 year choir director of Trinity United Methodist Church, Ridgway.  She was a member of the United Methodist Women, the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees and served as a trustee of the Ruth M. Smith Center, Sheffield, PA.  She enjoyed traveling and all kinds of music.
Survivors include four children, David Lee Benson (Julie) of Greer, SC, Christine Thompson (Charles) of Salisbury, NC, James Benson of Lincoln, VT and Mark E. Benson (Kathy) of Coraopolis; J. Richard's children, John Moyer of Conneaut Lake, David Moyer of Maumee, OH, Kevin Moyer (Denise) of Conneaut Lake, and Betsy Tingley (Reggie) of Conneaut Lake; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild and two nephews.
In addition to her husbands and parents, she was preceded in death by infant twin sons, Ralph and Robert; a granddaughter, Elizabeth and a brother, Edward.
Calling hours will be Saturday, March 20th from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. at the Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, 581 Chestnut St., Meadville where the funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Sam Marchetta, Chaplain of Wesbury United Methodist Community, officiating.  The wearing of masks is required.  The service will be live streamed at
The committal service and interment will be in Oakmont Cemetery, Ridgway with the Rev. Roger Peterson, Pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church, officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Wesbury Foundation, 31 N. Park Ave., Meadville, PA 16335.
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Published by Ridgway Record from Mar. 18 to Mar. 19, 2021.
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581 Chestnut St, Meadville, PA
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I have many fond memories of your mom and you family. Music was only one of her talents, she was an all around great person. Brenda Bullers Paladino
Brenda Paladino
March 23, 2021
There was never a person more giving of her time than Rosemay. She shaped my life and I could not have asked for a better Christian role model. My very first music teacher, my Sunday school teacher. She gave me my first solo and put together a children's choir for me to sing in. She saw me hiding inside of myself and found a way to draw me out and pushed me along in my faith and career. I will never step into Trinity's sanctuary or put on a choir robe without thinking of Rosemay. God packed so much into such a tiny little body!
Heather Cronk
March 19, 2021
Heather Cronk and family
March 19, 2021
Rosemay was a truly beautiful person and friend to the Pickett family. She took Kara in and cared for her when Kathleen was working out of town. She exemplified Christ in all that she did. A great Choir Director at Trinity United Methodist Church and a great voice.
Kathleen A. (Pickett) Jay
March 19, 2021
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