Maxine Evelyn (Shaver) Mossman

April 22, 1931 ~ January 31, 2021 (age 89)


Maxine Evelyn Mossman, 89 of Liberty, Missouri and formally of Owasa and Blairstown, Iowa passed away Sunday, January 31, 2021. Funeral service will be Wednesday February 3, 2021, at 1:00 pm at the Linn’s Funeral Home Chapel 1521 Washington Ave, Iowa Falls, Iowa with visitation at 12:00 - 1:00 pm prior to services. Burial will be at Northlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery Iowa Falls. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: Cystic Fibrosis Lifestyle Foundation 936 SW 1st Ave. #248, Miami, Florida 33130 Email: Web:

Maxine Evelyn Shaver was born on the family farm on April 22, 1931 in Hardin County, Iowa to Alva and Roxie Shaver.  She married Lawrence Eldon Mossman on August 29, 1948. Their marriage was a beautiful partnership that she treasured. Born and raised on Iowa farms, they made a great team. After a hard day’s work you could often find them on the porch swing enjoying ice cream. They were known for working side by side; parenting, farming and even housework . . . all without keeping secrets or arguing. Thirty-five wonderful years of marriage ended with Lawrence’s death in 1983.


Maxine loved flowers, gardening, canning, bird watching and neighbor watching. She paid attention to everything and kept an immaculate home. She enjoyed the countryside, whether on a Sunday drive, chasing a wild goose or running off rabbit thieves. Maxine spoke softly and carried a big stick. An amazingly funny person, she often kept it hidden. She was known by grandchildren as a safe place, a great storyteller, and always good for spoiling with popsicles.


Maxine's work ethic was not to be underestimated.  Well into her late 80's, she was still mowing her lawn, shoveling snow, cleaning her gutters, and dreaming she was back on the farm operating her Bobcat.


Maxine deeply loved her family and the Good Lord all the days of her life.


She is survived by her four children: Lawrence G. Mossman (Sandy) of Blairstown, Iowa, Nancy Koetting of Fulton, Missouri, Becky Bryan (Renner) of Kansas City, Missouri, and Charles Mossman (Diane) of Blairstown. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, Amber Mills, Tiffany Dirks, Victoria Burnett, Alicia Koetting, Jason Bryan, Kyla Leiboult, Andrew Mossman, Benjamin Mossman, Rebecca Abbott, and Daniel Mossman, along with 21 great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence E. Mossman, one daughter and a son-in-law.

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February 3, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Linn (Iowa Falls)

Funeral Service
February 3, 2021

1:00 PM
Linn (Iowa Falls)

Graveside Service
February 3, 2021

2:30 PM
Northlawn Memory Gardens
Iowa Falls
Iowa Falls, IA 50126

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