Minnie Lou Dobie Musser

Minnie Lou Dobie Musser, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully at Masonic Village at Elizabethtown on June 1, 2017.  She was the wife of the late William M. Musser, Jr. of Lampeter for 66 years.  Born in Stony Creek, Sussex County, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Mac Howle and Beatrice Wilson Moss Dobie.

After her graduation from the College of William and Mary, she did historical research for the Rockefeller Foundation in Colonial Williamsburg.  Following World War II, she and her husband moved to Lancaster, and she did volunteer work for the Rock Ford Foundation, the Visiting Nurses, the Red Cross, Lancaster General Hospital, and served on the Board of the Junior League.  She was a former member of the Lancaster Country Club.

Survivors include a daughter, Catherine, of Harrisburg; two sons, William M., III, married to Elena Tsoy, of Oceanside, California, and John Henry, II, married to Judy Flynn, of Basalt, Colorado; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Musser was preceded in death by her husband and by a grandson, John A. Coyle, II.

There will be a Graveside Ceremony on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 11 AM in Longeneckers Reformed Mennonite Cemetery, 604 Strasburg Pike, Lancaster, PA with Sam Eshelman officiating. Following the graveside ceremony, there will be a Celebration of Life luncheon held at The Barn at Stoner Grille, 605 Granite Run Drive (Overlook Park), Lancaster, PA 17601

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions in Mrs. Musser’s memory be made to the Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Lancaster, 116 S Water St, Lancaster, PA 17603.

3 thoughts on “Minnie Lou Dobie Musser

  1. C, B and J,
    I am so sorry to read your mom’s obit this morning. I remember her fondly and meeting and visiting her with my dear friend, Wilsie. I hope you find peace in the memories you hold dear.

    Patsy Heilbron Lavinia

  2. Mrs. Musser was one of the original founding members of the Rock Ford Foundation in 1958, and played a key role in establishing Rock Ford Plantation as one of Pennsylvania’s foremost historic house museums. Her legacy continues on at Rock Ford into the present day, and we continue to be grateful for her dedicated work for Rock Ford. Our deepest sympathy goes out to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    Samuel C. Slaymaker,
    Executive Director
    Rock Ford Foundation

  3. My condolences to the family. I hope that you find peace and consolation in happy memories of the time that you spent with her, and comfort in picturing her in heaven. (I’m not sure if you remember me, but I’m a cousin on your father’s side, and he was also the attorney for my parents.) Wishing you peace!
    Carol Eshleman, and family

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