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Lorraine Gladys (Erxleben) Moss Lewellen

October 28, 1920 ~ October 22, 2018 (age 97)

Lorraine Gladys (Erxleben) Moss Lewellen, 97, of Hannibal, MO passed away at 12:35 a.m. Monday, October 22, 2018, at Luther Manor Retirement & Nursing Center.

Lorraine was born on October 28, 1920, in St. Louis, MO the daughter of Charles Frederick and Nancy Ellen (Fowler) Erxleben.

She was united in marriage to Wilson Moss on September 14, 1940.  They resided on the Missouri River bottoms in Chesterfield, MO.  To this union two children were born; Nancy Edith and Wilson Daniel.

Lorraine and Wilson later moved to a farm in Curryville, MO.  The Mosses were active members of the Curryville Baptist Church.  Wilson was killed in a tractor accident in July of 1963.

Lorraine later moved to Hannibal, MO. where she worked as a nurse’s aide at Levering Hospital.  She later married Roscoe Lewellen who preceded her in death in March of 2005.

Survivors include a daughter, Nancy Lewellen (Lloyd “Buck”); son, Dan Moss (Deannie); six grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Lorraine’s family was deeply grateful to the staff of Luther Manor Retirement & Nursing Center for the wonderful care their mother received.

Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 2018, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Hannibal.  Pastor Mark Albee will officiate.  Graveside service and burial will follow the service at 2:00 p.m. in the Curryville Cemetery next to her husband Wilson.

Visitation will be held 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at Immanuel Baptist Church.

The family is being served by the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel of Hannibal.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Immanuel Baptist Church, in care of the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.

Online condolences may be made to the family on Lorraine’s memorial page at

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