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“Today I still think of Waverly. She has made me astronger person . I think of her @ times when I am weak @ heart. It was a pleasure to have Been a...Read More »
1 of 46 | Posted by: kim breedlove - chilhowie, VA

“We send our deepest sympathy and love to Waverly's family from Jane and Jim Hagedorn. ”
2 of 46 | Posted by: Jane Hagedorn - VA

“I am so sorry for your loss. Waverly was the first friend I made when I moved to Marion. I admired her faith in everyone's capabilities, her sense...Read More »
3 of 46 | Posted by: Christine Stupin - Marion, VA

“We extend our deepest sympathy to you, Waverly's family. She loved and was so proud of you. Our lives have been enriched just by knowing Waverly, and...Read More »
4 of 46 | Posted by: Joanne and Vince Groseclose - VA

“Every endeavor in which Waverly was involved has suffered a terrible blow by her illness and, finally, her death. She was a fine person. I am...Read More »
5 of 46 | Posted by: Sawnie Robertson - Sugar Grove, VA

“From the age of 6 until I left for college your Mom was my very best friend - we spent many happy hours together - playing cowboys and indians,...Read More »
6 of 46 | Posted by: Mary Linda Jones Carmines - VA

“Thoughts and prayers with you all. I have very fond memories of Mrs. Moss and her amazing spirit in 5th grade - I will never forget her telling us at...Read More »
7 of 46 | Posted by: Anne (Brockman) McClintic - NC

“I am so sorry to hear of the passing of such an exuberant teacher, wonderful friend, and beautiful lady... Mrs. Moss was always one of my favorite...Read More »
8 of 46 | Posted by: Michelle (Ball) Powers and family - VA

“What a loss for our community! Waverly was such a bright light for everyone & will be sorely missed. Prayers going up for all the family. Our loss...Read More »
9 of 46 | Posted by: David & Suzanne Archer - VA

“We appreciate so much the party Waverely had for us when Gene and I got married. It meant a lot to us and is a very special memory for us of Waverly...Read More »
10 of 46 | Posted by: Gene and Marilyn Walker - Marion, VA

“Waverly was one of those talented individuals this community can ill afford to lose. She was the one who brought us "Annie" which was such an...Read More »
11 of 46 | Posted by: Ronnie Harrington - Marion, VA

“From myself and the SCALE program, we offer our deepest sympathy to the Moss family. Waverly was such an inspiration to our program and gave so much...Read More »
12 of 46 | Posted by: Tracy McCarty - Marion, VA

“Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at the loss of Ms. Moss. She will be greatly missed in our community. With sympathy, Teresa & Mike, ...Read More »
13 of 46 | Posted by: Mike Snavely - Marion, VA

“Joe,Andrew, Bill and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Waverly was a great person who touched so many lives. If there is anything I can do let me...Read More »
14 of 46 | Posted by: Amanda Pickett - Marion, VA

“To all of Waverly's family and friends, I am thinking of all of you and sending my pray blessings of peace and strength. I truly know the loss you...Read More »
15 of 46 | Posted by: carol schwartz - marion, VA

“I taught with Waverly at Marion Intermediate for a number of years. My daughters had her and she was such a gift to them..a warm, compassionate and...Read More »
16 of 46 | Posted by: Linda Ross - Marion, VA

“I would like to express my deepest sympathies and condolences to Wave's family. She was such a fun person and a delight to know. We started our ...Read More »
17 of 46 | Posted by: Barbara Henderson - Damascus, VA

“I am so sorry to learn of this monumental loss! Mrs. Moss taught, but she did more than that; she instilled knowledge, inspired greatness, and...Read More »
18 of 46 | Posted by: Chrissie Anderson Peters - TN

“Andrew and Christy, Sorry to hear of your mothers passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
19 of 46 | Posted by: Greg Watson - Fries, VA - friend

“Mike and I are out of town and will sadly miss the memorial service for Waves. However, there is nothing that can keep us from reliving the joy, the...Read More »
20 of 46 | Posted by: Elizabeth Smythe - Marion, VA

“Waverly was colege and friend and will be missed. Our deepest sympathy goes to her family. We know how close you were as family, friends, and...Read More »
21 of 46 | Posted by: Warren Hastings - Marion, VA

“I heard about this on Facebook, and as a former student of The Wave's, my heart hurts. I live in TX now and cannot take leave to attend the memorial...Read More »
22 of 46 | Posted by: Jackie Hall - TX - Former Student

“What a rich background Waverly had! She seemed to live life to the fullest. I still remember our wonderful visit in Sacramento. You are in our...Read More »
23 of 46 | Posted by: Peggy & Curt Mekemson - OR

“Your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Regenia Walls Joe Walls Jr Rhonda Walls ”
24 of 46 | Posted by: Regenia Walls - Eagle Rock, VA

“Joe, So sorry to hear about your mothers passing. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers. May you feel the love of the Lord...Read More »
25 of 46 | Posted by: Laura Horn - Cincinnati , OH

“We send our sincere sympathy to all of Waverly's family.She was a very talented person who gave much to her community. Peace, Anne and Courtney...Read More »
26 of 46 | Posted by: Anne and Courtney Hoge - Salem, VA

“I was so sad to hear of Waverly's passing. She was such an incredible woman, filled with joy and passion. Waverly and my sister Mary Linda Jones...Read More »
27 of 46 | Posted by: Francis Jones Wilson Panama City

“We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Mrs. Moss was a wonderful teacher, school wise & personally. She will be greatly missed by those that were...Read More »
28 of 46 | Posted by: Rodney & Cindy Blevins & Derek Caudill - VA

“Andrew & Christy, We are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Even though she had been so ill and suffered so much, it is still so very hard...Read More »
29 of 46 | Posted by: John & Linda Lox - Conway, SC

“I was so sorry to hear about the passing away of Waverly. i am so glad I had the chance to visit with her at Frances Marion Manor. I enjoyed my...Read More »
30 of 46 | Posted by: Linda Clawson Willis - Castlewood, VA

“Losing a mother is one of the saddest things in anyone's life. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Bill, and all your family. I lost my mother...Read More »
31 of 46 | Posted by: Patti Neel - Bastian, VA

“My prayers are with you over the loss of your loved one. Waverly is now at home in peace, wrapped in the arms of Angels where they will give her...Read More »
32 of 46 | Posted by: Sondra A. Harris - Rural Retreat, VA

“I am so sorry to hear of your mothers passing. She had such a passion for learning, teaching and helping others. I know your family will miss her...Read More »
33 of 46 | Posted by: Louis Heidel - McGaheysville, VA

“Andrew and Bill, Your Mother was a very extraordinary person! I enjoyed my years of teaching with her at MSHS and have many fond memories of her...Read More »
34 of 46 | Posted by: jeff campbell - Saltville, VA

“I am so very sorry for your loss. I will always remember Waverly as a wonderful teacher, friend, and neighbor. ”
35 of 46 | Posted by: Vicky Evans - Draper, VA

“Thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
36 of 46 | Posted by: Tony & Jennie Hill - Radford, VA

“Dear Family members, We were distressed to hear of Waverly's passing. I (Hope) taught with her for years, too numerous to count, at MIS. She was a...Read More »
37 of 46 | Posted by: Hope & Tom Sullivan - Chilhowie, VA

“We send our sincere sympathy to you, her dear family. Julian and Waverly were in Marion schools together and I had the pleasure of knowing her after...Read More »
38 of 46 | Posted by: Julian & Barbara Copenhaver - NC

“I was so sorry to hear of Waverly's passing. She was one of the most talented, wonderful people I've ever met. She was kind and loving and so sincere...Read More »
39 of 46 | Posted by: Tammy Hilt - Tannersville, VA

“I was so sorry to hear about Waverly. She was such a talented treasure to our community, schools and our young people. My thoughts and prayers go...Read More »
40 of 46 | Posted by: Linda T. Dean - Marion, VA

“Waverly & I were high school friends.., but I have not seen her since our 20th H.S. reunion. Jim & I are deeply sorry for your loss. ”
41 of 46 | Posted by: Pat Jim Smith (Boone) - NC

“Dear Family, So sorry to hear about Waverly's passing. She was so active in our community and with the youth of Marion. She will be missed. ”
42 of 46 | Posted by: DIXIE SHEETS - Marion, VA

“We thought so much of Mrs. Moss. We enjoyed having her as one of our patients.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Becky & The...Read More »
43 of 46 | Posted by: Becky Bane Thomas - Marion, VA

“Joe, Andrew, & Bill, We are so very sorry to hear about your mother. She was an amazing lady! The three of you, along with your precious families...Read More »
44 of 46 | Posted by: Tony & Elizabeth Songer - Boise, ID

“Bill, Andrew, Sally, I was so heart broken when I heard about Waverly. She was one of my favorite people while I worked at the Lincoln Theatre. She...Read More »
45 of 46 | Posted by: Sonja Shelton - Marion, VA

“Andrew, Bill and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during the loss of Ms. Waverly. She was a wonderful, strong and graceful lady who...Read More »
46 of 46 | Posted by: Charles and Patti Rotenberry - VA


MARION, VIRGINIA: WAVERLY ROGERSON MOSS, died peacefully in her Marion, Virginia home, Sunday, July 3, 2011 after a valiant battle with cancer. She was born in Evanston, Illinois on June 13, 1941 to Rosa Kevan Rogerson and Waverly W. Rogerson, her father and namesake, who died two months after her birth. Her mother moved Waverly and her sisters back home to Virginia. They lived briefly in Petersburg and eventually moved to Marion, where Waverly grew up and was active in drama, academics, and as a member of the Marion High School Women's Basketball team. She attended Mary Baldwin College pursuing studies in the arts and performed four seasons of summer stock musical theater at the Oak Grove Theater in the Shenandoah Valley. Upon graduation, she served as an instructor at the Stanton Institute for the Deaf and Blind where she discovered a passion for engaging and developing young minds. She was married to Joseph Stafford Moss, Jr. and lived for a time on the Moss Family farm in Burkes Garden, Virginia. She continued her teaching career in Tazewell County and later returned to Marion with her three sons. There she taught at Marion Intermediate and Marion Senior High School and retired after 30 years as a teacher of English and Dramatic Arts. Her many school and community theatre productions thrilled audiences, enlightened and inspired scores of would-be actors for many years. A woman of faith, Waverly was active in Christ Episcopal Church where she served on the vestry and in the choir. She was instrumental in the restoration and revitalization of the historic Lincoln Theatre serving on the board of directors. During her retirement, Waverly became a voracious reader and shared that love with others by serving proudly as the chair of the Smyth County Adult Literacy Education program. She loved her home in the mountains but greatly enjoyed fishing and walking the beaches of the Outer Banks with her children and grandchildren. Waverly Moss is survived by her loving sons, Joseph, Andrew and Bill; their spouse, Amy, Christy and Sallie; ten adoring grandchildren (eight granddaughters and two grandsons); her sisters, Elizabeth Scott and Rosa Lemmon; and brother-in-law and family patriarch, Willard Lemmon. A Memorial Service and reception will be held at the Christ Episcopal Church in Marion on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Doctor Christopher Mason officiating. Inurnment will follow in the church columbarium. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made to a church fund set up by the family, Waverly R. Moss Memorial, C/O Christ Episcopal Church, 401 West Main Street, Marion, VA 24354. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is serving the Moss Family.

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