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Barbara Houlsworth

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Barbara Houlsworth

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SOUTH SIOUX CITY — Barbara Houlsworth, 65, South Sioux City, died Aug. 27, 2019, at Mercy Medical Center, Sioux City, Iowa, due to colon cancer.

Visitation was Friday morning, at church.

Mass of Christian Burial was Aug. 30 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, South Sioux City, with the Rev. Mike Keating officiating.

Burial was at the Dakota City cemetery, Dakota City.

Pallbearers were her nephews, Brian Pinkelman, Ryan Moser, Shawn Moser, P.J. Moser, Tyler Miksch and Dylan Kortan.

Arrangements were under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington Barbara Ann Houlsworth was born July 11, 1954, in Osmond, to Thomas C. and Theresa A. (Becker) Moser. She grew up in Randolph and Bow Valley, and graduated from Wynot High School in 1972. She received her LPN degree from Norfolk Junior College, Norfolk. She started working at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sioux City, Iowa, and then worked at Holy Spirit nursing home, Sioux City, for 37 years. Barb married Kenneth M. Houlsworth Aug. 25, 1984, in Elk Point, S.D.

Barb was a wonderful nurse and a favorite by many patients. She loved reading, traveling, gardening, flowers, crocheting and doing cross-stitch. Barb and Kenny belonged to a trivia league for many years. She loved her family, nieces and nephews and also her dog, Percy Jackson.

Barb is survived by her six siblings, Mary Rose (Richard) Pinkelman, Wynot; Ray (Natashia) Moser, Hartington; Carl (Susan) Moser, Dallas, Texas; Paul (Mavis) Moser, South Sioux City; Karen (Mel) Miksch, Columbus; Patricia (Doug) Kortan, Yankton, S.D.; 18 nieces and nephews, 29 great-nieces and nephews; and brother-in-law, Jordan (Melissa) Houlsworth, Des Moines, Iowa.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband. Kenneth. Jan. 24, 2011, at age 63; and two brothers, Thomas Charles and John Gerard Moser.