Hospice Chaplain Helps Fulfill Wish
Elizabeth “Libby” Moser was determined to be baptized before she died. Just days before she passed away, her brother called Hospice Chaplain Wes Parks to see if he would be available to baptize his sister in the pool of a Frederick area hotel. “He had everything arranged,” Wes recalled. “So I met them at the hotel and talked with Libby for a bit. She told me, ‘I’m going to heaven. I want to get baptized.’”
In the company of her husband, Merle, her daughter, Kelly, her sister and several of her extended family members, Libby walked into the pool where Wes performed the ceremony. When it was over, Libby went home with her family. She died a few days later and Wes presided over her funeral. “It was almost as if she said, ‘I had one last thing to take care of and now I’m done,’” Wes recalled.
Hospice’s chaplains are available to help families when— and where—they need it. Call 240.566.3030 to request their services.