Biography: Mary Jane (Laughbaum) Moes, age 75, Bucyrus OH was called peacefully from her home to the Lord on March 23, 2018. She was a loving mother and is survived by her daughters Marcia Jane “Marcy” (Bobby Powers) Slasor of Bucyrus, Ohio and Melissa Jane (Terry) Hill of Powell, Ohio. She was the beloved grandmother of six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren all of whom she adored. Marty Jane (Ben) Beck-Grylewicz of Canberra ACT ,Australia, Megan Jane Kaspar of Beverly Hills, California, Matthew Paul Kaspar of Dublin, Ohio, Meredith Jane Slasor of Wollongong NSW, Australia, Wesley Hill of Columbus, Ohio, Amanda (Brian) Boyd of Perrysburg, Ohio; great grandchildren Malia Jane and Mackennah Jane Grylewicz, and Sara Murphy; long-time special gardening friend Jeff Panovich, and nephew Joe Graham. Jane was born on August 19, 1942 in Bucyrus, Ohio to Donald F. and Marcella Jane (Love) Laughbaum. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by cherished grandmother, Rebecca Jane (Wilson) Love (1951) and her husband William E. Moes in 1997. Jane was a graduate of Bucyrus High School in 1959 where she played First Chair Trombone in the Bucyrus High School Marching Band. She graduated from Tiffin Beauty Academy, followed by 27 years of successfully owning and operating the Marcy J. Beauty Salon in Bucyrus. A trend-setter at the forefront of the sculptured nail industry in 1986, Jane relocated to Arlington, Texas as the National Education Director of Origi-Nails Inc. She also enjoyed her time as a Credit Counselor at Consumer Credit Counseling Service in Fort Worth for several years. Upon her retirement, Jane relocated from Dallas, Texas to Bucyrus, Ohio spending her days with grandchildren and in service to others in the community. She was a long time member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and also attended Gateway Community Church in Powell, Ohio. She was a active member in the Auxiliary of VFW Post 1078 and Bucyrus Moose 669. Jane’s first passion was her family and closely held friends, and she dedicated her life around them. She was known by her grandchildren and all of their friends as "Granny.” She genuinely loved each and every child who came into her life as if they were truly her own. Her faith in God was unwavering and she cherished her time spent with her special "prayer warriors.” Jane’s family and friends best characterized her as the one who listened with an open, unconditional loving and understanding heart. She had a lifelong passion for adventure in various geographic locations and was most interested in visiting places of cultural, historical and archaeological importance. Jane spent her summers traveling with her grandchildren taking them to Indian reservations for Pow Wows, zoos, museums and caves to mine and dig crystals. Jane felt most at home in the times she spent in her gardens and at the ocean. And one could never forget her love for Blue Bell ice cream, which she generously provided to her friends and family. Jane was a frequent student of the arts, continually perfecting her craft of pottery and sculptures, refinishing furniture, cross-stitch, baking, and scrapbooking precious memories of her children and grandchildren. She spent her life using her hands and heart to make the world a more beautiful place.
A Memorial Service followed by a Life Celebration will be held on Saturday April 21, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the church fellowship hall at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church with Pastor John Atkinson officiating. Visitation begins at at 1:00pm. At Jane’s request, there will be an ice cream social for life celebration (featuring Blue Bell ice cream) in the fellowship hall proceeding the service.
Memorial donations may be in the form of contributions to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bucyrus, Ohio or to Gateway Community Church in Powell, Ohio. Expressions of sympathy can be left at www.munzpirnstill.com