Mary Alta Masemore

October 26, 1920 - June 10, 2018

Mary Alta Masemore, 97, of the Holmstad Retirement Community in Batavia passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018.  Alta was born October 26, 1920, on the family farm in Sutter, IL the daughter of Paul and Anna (nee Staaf) Limkemann. 

She was nourished in her Christian Faith in the Sutter Salem Presbyterian Church (later known as Sutter Salem Bible Church) where she was confirmed in 1932.  In 1941, she moved to Chicago, IL.  She attended Moody Bible Institute and gained employment as a bookkeeper and the secretary.  While attending Moody Bible Institute she met Charles W. Masemore.  Mary and Charles were united in marriage on June 12, 1946, in the Church at Sutter.  Charles was ordained as an American Baptist Minister in 1957, together they served Church in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Maine until 1987. 

In 2003, Alta moved to the Holmstad in Batavia, IL where she enjoyed serving as an organist for various chapel and memorial Services.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Geneva, IL. 

She is survived by her sister Elma Linkemann of Batavia. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Charles, a sister Edna and a brother Carl.  

Visitation will begin at 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Moss Family Funeral Home 209 South Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL.  A funeral service will follow the visitation time at 7:00 P.M. Committal services will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, June 15, 2018, at the Sutter Salem Bible Church Cemetery in Warsaw, IL. 

A memorial service will also be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, June 23, 2018 at The Holmstad Retirement Community 700 West Fabyan Parkway Batavia, IL. 

Memorial contributions may be directed to Benevolent Care Fund C/O the Holmstad 700 West Fabyan Parkway Batavia, IL 60510 or Sutter Salem Bible Church 1026 East County Road 550 N. Warsaw, IL 62379.

For additional information contact Moss Family Funeral Home 630-879-7900.

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  • K Vos I would like to offer my sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. Death is an enemy. The Bible offers a wonderful hope. I hope you are able to find comfort from the scriptures and know that Jehovah God truly feels for you and offers relief from sickness and death. Rev. 21:4