Ardith (Art) Patricia Harmon Mosley, enjoyed being on the water

February 16, 2021

Ardith (Art) Patricia Harmon Mosley was born July 27, 1934, and passed away Friday, Feb. 12, 2021.  She died peacefully surrounded by her three children while at Cadia Healthcare Renaissance in Millsboro.

She was the daughter of the late Oscar E. Harmon Sr., and Lillian Davis Harmon Maull.

Art was born and lived her entire life in Millsboro. In her early years, she had fun being on the Indian River crabbing, clamming and swimming.  On Aug. 5, 1952, she married Maurice (Snooty) Mosley. They continued to enjoy activities on the water which included boating, water skiing and fishing.  Together they liked traveling, bowling, camping, and entertaining friends and family.  Art also loved a good pinochle game, taking pictures, and catching and cooking crabs for anyone who stopped by.  Her home was filled with items she had collected that were associated with crabs, including jewelry, ornaments, T-shirts, and other knickknacks.

She retired from the State of Delaware where she worked as an accounting clerk for the Stockley Center.  Ardith was proud of the time she served with the Indian River Volunteer Fire Company.  Her tenure spanned over 41 years, after joining in 1979.  She was awarded a lifetime membership for her dedicated service.

Ardith loved being around people and truly enjoyed life. She was fun to be around, always joking and making others laugh.  Her ornery “sayings” and ornery ways will be missed by all who knew her, and all who knew her will remember her with a smile.

She is preceded in death by her husband Maurice (Snooty) Mosley and four siblings: Carrie Davis, Shirley Shock, Constance Baker and Oscar (Sport) Harmon.

She is survived by one brother, Edward Harmon (Anjo); one daughter, Maureen Dempster (Norman); two sons, Maurice (Reesie) Mosley and Maury Mosley; four grandchildren, Dena Dempster, Cameron Mosley, Alston Mosley and Elijah Mosley; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends.

A walk-through visitation will be held Saturday, Feb. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro.   A graveside service will follow at 1:30 p.m., at the Harmony United Methodist Church Cemetery.   Due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, masks and social distancing will be required.

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