Frank W. Moseley, 92, reached his heavenly home on November 14, 2015. He was born on December 9, 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri to Raymond F. and Lavinia (Tobiner) Moseley.
Frank grew up in the Kansas City area. He went to grade school at Bryant School and graduated from Southwest High School. He also attended Kansas University in Lawrence, Kansas.
In 1942 Frank enlisted in the U.S. Navy Air Corps where he flew PBY seaplanes as an Officer Navy Pilot in the Pacific Theater of War. He was a recipient of the Gold Star as well as Asiatic-Pacific, Philippine Liberation and World War II Victory accommodations.
Upon returning from World War II, Frank joined Moseley & Company, the family commercial real estate business, where he was a partner for 50 years. During that time he brokered many real estate deals which helped change the skyline of Kansas City. He is best remembered for accumulating the land, then presenting it to the Nichols Company for development of the Alameda Plaza Hotel; the HD Lee Headquarters Building in Merriam, Kansas and Penn Valley College.
Frank met and married Marjorie Grace Wilkinson in 1950. They married in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Together they joyously and proudly raised two children, Susan and Frank, Jr. Their union ended upon the passing of Marjorie in August 1983. They were married for 33 years.
In 1986 Frank married Charlene Marie O’Connor in Kansas City. In 1988 Frank’s love for Jesus and desire to share the Gospel with others led him and Charlene to form two companies, Sweet Tidings, Inc. and SomeOne Special, Inc. Sweet Tidings candy bars were known as the “Original Scripture Bar, Quoting the Living Word” and sold in Christian Bookstores throughout the U.S. SomeOne Special, Inc. developed a Spiritual Rescue approach using the three dots and three dashes of the Universal Rescue Code, SOS. Frank and Charlene enjoyed 29 years of marriage.
Throughout his life, Frank was an avid tennis player who could be seen playing with family and friends on courts throughout the city. He was ranked in both singles and doubles in the Missouri Valley Conference and played in several National Tournaments.
Frank is preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Lavinia; his wife Marjorie and his brother Ray, Jr. He is survived by his spouse, Charlene of Mission, Kansas; his daughter, Susan Moseley Keene of Edmonds, Washington and his son, Frank W. Moseley, Jr. of Phoenix, Arizona and other dearly loved extended family members.
Frank requested a private family service which occurred on November 21, 2015.
The family would like to thank the staff of Claridge Court and Continua Hospice for their kindness, loving and beautiful care of Frank in his last days.
Memorial donations may be made to the Sheffield Family Life Center Evangelism Department, 5700 Winner Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64127, www.sflc.net ; We Are One Ministries of Mzuzu, Malawi, Africa c/o We are One Ministries, P.O. Box 2454, Lees Summit, Missouri 64063, www.weareoneministries.com; or Continua Hospice 13002 State Line Rd. Leawood, Kansas 66209 www.continuahh.com Assistance by Funeral Advocates, LLC.
What a great life Frank had. Such a gentleman. Many fun times on the tennis courts with lots of instruction. We will miss him.
Frank Moseley was a very kind Christian man. I worked for him for 5 years, starting at Moseley and Company through the beginning and start up of Sweet Tidings. It was such a joy going to work at Moseley & Co. and Sweet Tidings. He was not only a great boss but a good friend as well. My condolences to Charlene, Susan and Skip. I am very sorry for your loss.
I was a swimmer with Susan years ago. I fondly remember Frank as such a gentleman! I lived in Wichita for 32 years, got in to tennis also, and coached for about 12 years, most recently at SM East.. I know I saw him a few times in KC and it was a pleasure to see him! My thoughts are with you Susan and Frank, and your family. Kathy Johnson Richey
Susan, I remember you and your family well from many, many years ago during the “Teen House” days at Colonial Presbyterian and beyond. Your father was a true gentleman and a great lover of God. Blessings to you.
Charlene,Susan,Frank and family, I’m so sorry for your loss… I will keep you in my prayers…
Susan and I were close friends in our early years… I remember Mr Moseley as a soft spoken, kind man… I spent many Friday nights at their home for sleep-overs and several years where Mr Moseley took us to the circus and to watch the American Royal parade from his office building…
Years later, my husband and I would see him on the tennis courts at Mission Hills CC… Mr Moseley became Frank… He was still a kind-hearted, soft spoken man… God rest his soul…
As a employee of H.D.Lee I worked with Frank on our building on Johnson Drive and the one in Merriam. What a true gentleman. He was so enthusiastic about work and life it was infectious. May God be with his family.
It is with great sadness that only today, I learned of Frank’s passing. He was a shining example of Christ’s love and feel certain he has now achieved his crown of glory which he greatly deserved. I spent half of my life working with Ray at Moseley and Company and Frank was a gentleman and friend. My prayers go out to you, Charlene, Susan and Skip.
It is with great sadness that only today I learned of Frank’s passing. I am sure that he has attained his crown of glory which he richly deserves. He was a shining example of Christ’s love and will be remembered fondly. I spent half of my life working with Ray at Moseley and Company and Frank was a gentleman and friend. My prayers go out to Charlene, Susan and Skip.