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Lempi J. Moisio, age 94, S. Denmark Rd., Denmark Twp., died early Saturday morning at the Ashtabula County Medical Center.
She was born September 13, 1923, in Denmark Twp., the daughter of John & Marian (Niemi) Hietanen and has resided in Denmark Twp. all of her life. She was very proud of her Finnish heritage. Lempi was married to Oliver A. Moisio on October 4, 1941, in Jefferson. Mrs. Moisio worked for the election board in Denmark Twp. for several years and was the manager of the Community Action meal site at the Jefferson Community Center for many years. Lempi's wish was "I hope people will remember me with kindness... I believe that I am putting something back into the community. God has been good to me."
She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and former member of Zion Lutheran Church, where she sang in the choir, and the former Denmark Grange. Lempi enjoyed baking, cooking, sewing, crocheting, needlepoint, cross stitch, reading, writing poetry and gardening. During the days of the Dorset Sale Barn, Lempi made 15 pies a week to serve with their meals there. Lempi could be fiercely independent and surprised her family when she obtained her first driver's license at age 70.
Survivors include four children, David O. (Ann) Moisio and Kathryn E. (James) Fassett, both of Denmark Twp., Rebecca I. (Robert) Broderick of Mt. Juliet, TN & Thomas C. (Linda) Moisio of Denmark Twp.; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Oliver in 1991; a son, Steven R. Moisio in 2010; a great-grandson, Cody Woodworth; and 12 siblings.
Memorial services will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church with the date and time to be announced. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 89 E. Satin St., Jefferson, OH 44047 or the Jefferson Community Center, 11 E. Jefferson St., Jefferson, OH 44047.
The Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson is honored to serve the Lempi Moisio family. Visit fleming-billman.com to view obituary, express condolences, send a flower or light a candle.
Published on January 1, 2018
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