Lorene Emma Moseley, 84, of Gonzales, passed away Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Lorene was born Sept. 25, 1930, in Gonzales County to Herman and Olga Rossow Knetig. She married Truman Vaughn Moseley on April 5, 1947 in Gonzales County. She was a member of Wrightsboro Baptist Church.
Lorene grew up in the Monthalia area of Gonzales County. She actively took care of her siblings alon
g with field work, including chopping cotton. After marrying Truman, she moved to the Wrightsboro area of the county and worked raising chickens for Tom Lester, Sr., along with caring for her children. Lorene was dedicated to her job and committed to being a good mother. She was a wonderful cook and baked a dewberry cobbler that was delicious if not legendary. She taught her children the personal rewards of hard work and the integrity that accompanies honesty. Lorene truly never met a stranger; that was just her way, she simply loved people. Lorene took three of her brother’s children in to her home to raise after his wife had passed away. She loved them as if they were her own and generously loved and cared for them. Lorene was a strong, loving, forgiving woman who believed in family. She never tasted alcohol of any form, didn’t smoke and to popular knowledge she never cussed. She was Nene and Granny Lorene to her grandchildren and Granny Rooster to her great-grandchildren. She was so very proud of her family, she loved them so completely and indeed they were her world, her sense of being and her purpose. Lorene clearly knew the verse in Corinthians 13, and she incorporated these words in raising her family, “. . . these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
Lorene Emma Moseley is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and John Buckner, of Lockhart; son and daughter-in-law, Larry Wayne and Donna Moseley, of Luling; grandchildren: Chad Grantham and his wife, Mary, Cole Grantham, Paul Buckner, Landon Buckner and his wife, Emily, Brittany Law, Megan Moseley, Kristopher Law, and Sabrina Moseley; great-grandchildren, Rhett and Reed Grantham, and Brady and Reese Buckner. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a daughter, Darlene Moseley, and her siblings.
The family received friends at the funeral home from 10 a.m. – noon on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. A private family graveside services will be held later in Antioch Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers are Chad and Cole Grantham, Paul and Landon Buckner, Alfred Knetig and Danny Ramos. Memorials may be made to Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital in Luling. Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.