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Isabelle W. Duensing Nicholson Moss, age 93, of Webb City, Mo., passed away Friday, March 24, 2017, at Carthage Health and Rehabilitation Center following a short illness.
She was born August 30, 1923, in Joplin, Mo., to Herman and Lillias (McCluskey) Duensing.
Isabelle served as a Wave in the United States Navy during World War II. She was employed with Sears in the credit department and later worked in the Webb City School District. She loved traveling, camping, and working with the Girl Scouts. She was very involved with the First Baptist Church and the Young at Hearts.
Survivors include a step son, O.J. Moss; two stepdaughters, Helen Louise Hoover (Larry), and Catherine Anderson; a daughter in law, Martha Nicholson-Clark (Tommy); a sister, Helen Johns; a brother, Bill Duensing (Twyla); granddaughters, Michele Nicholson, Angela Dirks (Daniel), and Elizabeth Nicholson; step granddaughters, Wendy Moss and Ginger Hoover; and step grandsons, Grant Hoover (Melinda), Jeff Moss (Gretchen), Wardell Anderson, and Jamaal Anderson (Kira). She also had two great-grandchildren, 12 step great-grandchildren, and nine step great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Boyd Nicholson, and second husband, Oliver Moss; a son, John Nicholson III; a daughter, Edith Nicholson; a brother in law, Ted Johns; and a step grandson, Gary Hoover.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church, Webb City, with Pastor Ron Woody officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at the Mt. Hope Cemetery Webb City. The family will receive friends on Wednesday March 29, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Hedge-Lewis-Goodwin Funeral Home.
In memory of Isabelle, contributions may be made to the Missouri Baptist Children's Home.
Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the Hedge-Lewis-Goodwin Funeral Home, Webb City.
Published on  March 26, 2017
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