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Elisabeth A. Moeller

Elisabeth A. Moeller

Apr 4, 1938 - Dec 22, 2023

Elisabeth A. Moeller - Obituary


lisabeth (Betty) Moeller, 85, of Temple Hills, MD, was born on April 4, 1938, in Ruckers, Germany. At 18, she immigrated to the United States to work for the family business, House of Fine Fabrics, for many years. She is preceded in death by her parents, Augusta and Hermann Moeller, her sister, Rosa Zyla, and her brother, William Moeller. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Theresa (Tom) Hutchinson, John (Tabatha) Zyla, Donna (Neal) Swientisky, Linda (Jeff) Roe, and Thomas Zyla. She was blessed with numerous great-nieces and nephews. Elisabeth's life followed the path of her patron saint, Elizabeth of Hungary, who served the poor, sick, and suffering. Her life was dedicated to doing just that. She would attend the tapings of the Sunday TV Mass For Shut-Ins at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for years. She said Mass "lifts me spiritually," and she wanted the same experience for those who could not attend Mass in person. She visited people in the hospital because she felt they were anxious and nervous, and she felt her presence with prayer and communion would be calming to them. She spent four days a week volunteering at various hospitals and nursing homes until she was unable to drive herself. She had accrued more volunteer hours in service than any other volunteer in the history of Greater Southeast Community Hospital. It was over 20 years and over 19 thousand hours (equivalent to 10 years of full-time work)!!! She continued to practice and share her faith wherever she could when she moved to Sunrise over two years ago. Her home was always filled with boxes of rosaries, miraculous medals, and scapulars that she paid for with her own money to give to the people she would visit. In 2003, The Bishop awarded her the Medal of Merit for her service to the Church. One of her favorite sayings was, "German people don't give up." She truly believed that after being in pain from neck surgery, car accidents, and muggings, she would not let it stop her from doing her ministry work. She would say," I still have a lot of work to do on this earth," and she did that until she could not do so. Her eternal steadfastness, determination, compassion, and energy will be remembered by those blessed to know her. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Elisabeth's life at St. Bernardine of Siena Catholic Church, 2400 Brooks Dr., Suitland, MD, on Friday, January 5, 2024, from 9:00 am until her Mass of Christian Burial is celebrated at 10:00 am. Interment will immediately follow at George Washington Cemetery, 9500 Riggs Rd., Adelphi, MD. Please take a moment to leave a condolence for the family by visiting the Memories link on this page.