The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 3, 2014

Obituaries — Monday, Feb. 3, 2014


Mossie Lee Krysztofik

Mossie Lee Krysztofik passed away on February 1, 2014, at the age of 93.

Born in Fitzpatrick, West Virginia, on March 8, 1920, she was the daughter of the late George and Elvira Scarborough.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Walter Krysztofik; brothers and sisters: George Scarborough (Margaret), Glover Scarborough (Lona), Clifford Scarborough (Margaret), Marie Floyd (Ted), Ronda Matheney (Russell), and Nola Forthman (Lin); half sister Elsie Eller (Miskell) and half brother Carlton Scarborough (Erita).

She is survived by her daughter Rita Selvage (Don) of Lakeland, Florida; son Gregory Krysztofik (Judy) and two grandchildren, Casey Krysztofik and Chelsea Krysztofik, all of Columbus, Ohio; sisters-in-law Maxine Scarborough of Beckley, West Virginia, Sophia Krysztofik of Rutland, Vermont, and several nieces and nephews.

Mossie was a 1939 graduate of Shady Spring High School, Shady Spring, WV. Following graduation she received her Licensed Practical Nursing Certificate from CityHospital in Baltimore, MD. During WWII she worked as a nurse in New York and Maryland and Eastern Aircraft. She met her future husband, Wally, who was serving in the army at the time in Baltimore. They were married in Vermont in 1946 and eventually returned to Beckley, WV, where she worked at Pinecrest Sanatorium and Beckley Hospital. She was a member of St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church and belonged to the Catholic Daughters. In 1963 she moved with her family to Columbus, Ohio, where she remained for the next 51 years. Mossie is a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. She worked at St. Anthony’s Hospital, in private practice, and at Grant Hospital where she retired in 1984. After retirement she remained active in the community, volunteering at Arbor East Nursing Home and Holy Spirit. A sports lover, she was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan and remained active playing golf and bowling into her 80s.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, from 10 to 11 a.m. with services immediately following at Egan Ryan East Chapel, 4019 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, OH 43227. A graveside service will be conducted at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Prosperity, WV, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

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