Mary Kathryn ‘Mack’ Marsh Poling Mosesso


Mary Kathryn “Mack” Marsh Poling Mosesso, 91, of Philippi, passed away peacefully at her home, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, surrounded by all her family.

She was born May 16, 1929, in Philippi, a daughter of the late Wilbert Harvey “Tee” Marsh and Helen Isophene Boyles Marsh. In 1947, she married her high school sweetheart, Leonard E. Poling.

“Mack” is the nick-name she got in her early school years as she had a close friendship with her Aunt Kathryn Boyles (Carpenter), who was known as “Kack”. They were inseparable and were known as “Mack & Kack”.

Mack’s biggest joy was her family and home. She was proud of her four children and six grandchildren.

She was a member of Tacy Cross Roads Methodist Church, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, and a 73 year member of Tacy Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS).

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard E. Poling, who died in 1967 at the age of 37 and her second husband, John A. Mosesso in 2005; her brother, Donald Gene Marsh in 2004 and her sister Carolyn Sue Cunningham in 2019.

She is survived by four children, Ron Poling (Cindy Lambert) of Philippi, Kimberly Poling Dewick (Chuck Dewick) of Pittsburgh, John Marshall “Moe” Mosesso (Kelly Hawkins) of Philippi and Angie Nuzum of Philippi; six grandchildren, Brandon Dewick, Olivia Dewick, Cloie Mosesso, Anthony Mosesso, Nicholas Nuzum and Nathan Nuzum; one sister, Janet Lou Nixon (Jerry Nixon), Wheeling; and special family friends Junior and Darlene Barker.

Friends and relatives will be received at Wright Funeral Home and Crematory, 220 N. Walnut St., Philippi, on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 3 – 9 p.m., with a private burial at Tacy Crossroads Cemetery on Sunday. Due to the Governor’s Mandate face masks and social distancing will be required for everyone attending the services.

Special thanks to the care provided by Drs. Azar and Qazi and the nurses at the Mon Health Hospital Infusion Center.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.wrightfuneralhomeservices.com