A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at First United Methodist Church in Waupaca, with the Rev. Cathy Weigand officiating. Burial will be in Central Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery in King at a later date.
Visitation will be at Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and at the church from 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, until the service.
Condolences may be offered online at www.hollyfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Jaynes-Moses was born Dec. 13, 1919, in Sioux Falls, S.D., a daughter of the late May L. (Rohl) and Harry A. Ehrich. She graduated from Wilson High School in Cherokee, Iowa, in 1937 and from the St. Mary School of Nursing in Kankakee, Ill., in 1941.
She joined the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in 1943 and served with the 297th General Hospital in Stourport, England. She was discharged as a first lieutenant in 1945.
She was married to Orville F. “Ted” Jaynes on Aug. 4, 1945. He died in 1979.
They lived in Indiana and Iowa before moving to Wisconsin. She continued her nursing career after they moved from Indiana to Iowa, working at Sioux Valley Hospital in Cherokee, Iowa, and Buena Vista Hospital in Storm Lake, Iowa. In 1958 they moved to Wisconsin from Iowa, purchasing a 120-acre dairy farm near Nelsonville where they lived and farmed for the next 20 years.
She was the director of nursing at the Portage County Health Care Center in Stevens Point. She left that position and began working at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King in 1964 as a clinical nurse and was promoted to nursing administrator in July 1964, retiring in 1983. She built a home in Plover.
She was married to John R. Moses on Jan. 19, 1985, in Plover. He died in December 2007.
They lived in Madison where they raised and sold orchids and traveled in their retirement. They moved to Coventry Village in Madison in 2007. She moved to Park Vista in Waupaca in August of 2012 to be near her daughter.
She was a member of The Springs Methodist Church in Plover. She belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary for 48 years and was a member of the Purple Heart Auxiliary. During her nursing career she was a member of the Wisconsin Nurses Association, serving as president of the “Heart of Wisconsin” chapter for three years. She served on the Wisconsin statewide study for nursing committee in 1982. She was a committee member for the Federal Veterans Administration revision of nursing home regulations in Washington, D.C. She was also a committee member that formed policies and procedures for nursing assistants for Medicare facilities in Wisconsin. In addition to being a registered nurse (RN), she was one of the first people to be licensed as a nursing home administrator and was one of the first five RNs to receive certification for excellence in the practice of geriatric nursing from the American Nurses Association.
Survivors include one son, Robert (Mary) Jaynes, Bowling Green, Ky.; one daughter, Mary ( Mike) Tenant, Waupaca; one brother, Floyd (Betty) Ehrich, Cherokee, Iowa; two sisters, Arlene (Dick) Deichmann, Venice, Fla., and Lois (Robert) Montgomery, Glendale, Ariz.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one stepson, Dr. John (Tina) Moses, Madison; five stepdaughters, Margit Moses, Madison, Ann Moses, Oregon, Wis., Mary (Gary Brown) Moses, Portage, Barbara Moses, Baraboo, and Sue (Thom) Straus, Middleton; 10 stepgrandchildren; and one great-stepgrandchild.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Ronald Ehrich, Glenn Ehrich and Lawrence Ehrich; and one sister, Jean Ehrich.