Dolores A. Moss

October 3, 1936 - May 23, 2019

Dolores A. Moss


Dolores A. Moss, 82, of Poplar Grove, IL, died Thursday, May 23, 2019 surrounded by her family. Dolores was born October 3, 1936, to Lawrence Keith and Augusta Marie (Stichweh) Marcellus in Pocatello, ID. She married the love of her life, Thomas R. Moss, on January 10, 1959 in Belvidere, IL. Dolores obtained her R.N. license in nursing at Holy Cross Central School of Nursing in South Bend, IN. She continued her education, earning a B.S. in Nursing from Rockford College. Her nursing career spanned all areas of the field, from OB/GYN to Geriatrics. She was proud of her work and remained working as a registered nurse for 52 years, to include a licensed administrator at Maple Crest and Northwoods Care Centers, before retiring.

Dolores loved children, animals, knitting, and crocheting as hobbies but was truly dedicated to her family and genuinely enjoyed helping other people. She did her fair share of volunteer work, including being a nurse at St. James, a scout leader, and a foster parent for the disabled. Dolores loved to share her knowledge with others by teaching CCD classes, training physical therapy assistants and certified nursing assistants throughout her administrative career. Dolores also had a passion for music. She played the piano and organ and loved to sing. She had a beautiful voice and sang in church for many years.

Dolores is loved and will be missed by her husband, Thomas; children, Tanya M. (Thomas) Gureck of Ohio, Andrea S. Moss of Minnesota, Thomas A. Moss of Kentucky, Daniel E. Moss of Rockford, IL, Michael J. (Amy) Moss of Belvidere, IL, Michelle A. Moss of Beloit, WI, and William L. Moss of Belvidere, IL; daughter-in-law, Patricia Moss of Poplar Grove; siblings, Dean A. (Laura) Marcellus, and Darcie A. (Michael) Chamberlain; sister-in-law, Ruth Marcellus; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Dolores was preceded in death by her parents; son, Patrick N. Moss; and brother, Dale A. Marcellus.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL, 61008. A funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019 at St. James Catholic Church, 402 Church St, Belvidere, IL, 61008. Memorials in her honor may be made out to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit

Service Schedule

Thursday, May 30, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008


A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL, 61008.

Friday, May 31, 2019
10:00 am

St. James Catholic Church

A funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019 at St. James Catholic Church, 402 Church St, Belvidere, IL, 61008.

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Have been thinking of all of the “good works” that Delores achieved in addition to raising a large family. As a volunteer at St Joseph Hospital, I witnessed her compassion and dedication. Delores certainly used her God given talents. It is certain that He welcomed her into His kingdom.

VeeAnne Sykora 2019-06-25T20:15:07

So sorry to hear about the passing of Dolores she was a great blessing to many . I worked with her when she was DON at Maplecrest she was the best director I have ever seen. RIP sweet lady.

Jody Ortgiesen 2019-05-29T06:50:40

We will be keeping the entire family in our prayers and added the family name to our church family too. At times like this may the family feel the comfort that only God can provide. A life well lived will reap great rewards, I only wish that I had the chance to hear her play or sing, but I bet she is sure enjoying that in heaven.

Frank & Elma Moss 2019-05-29T06:45:48

My deepest heartfelt condolences to the Moss family. I only new Delores for a few weeks while
caring (and singing & dancing) with/for her in her home, but it was enough time to see what a kind and loving person she was. It was my great pleasure getting to know her along with her very loving husband Tom and two of her children Michelle & Mike.

Mary W. 2019-05-28T11:19:42

Darcie and Dean,
I’m so sorry for the loss of your sister, may she rest in peace.
Thinking of you with prayers.

Marcia Henneberry 2019-05-27T09:01:09

To all my family, I am so sadden by Aunt Dolores’s passing. She will be greatly missed. I always enjoyed spending time and visiting with them when her and Tommy would come visit Granny. Love you all! Your in my thoughts and prayers!!

Christy Paddack (Moss) 2019-05-25T22:56:55

My condolences to the Moss family on your loss. Delores was a wonderful person and nurse. She inspired me in my nursing career. May she rest in the eternal peace.

Sue 2019-05-25T14:31:55

A great and loving sister in law. We shared many happy memories and picnics. I’m so thankful for those picnics and other gatherings we shared
She was a good and faithful servant to the lord. My prayers and love go out to all of her family in this time of loss. Ruth J. Marcellus .

Ruth J Marcellus 2019-05-25T13:26:47

I’m sure my Dad will be glad to see his sister again without the labor that is this world. He loved his sister and held her family in the highest regard. About the only time you saw my dad soften was in the presence of his siblings. Condolences to you all.

Derek Marcellus 2019-05-25T12:57:24

I did not have the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Moss personally. However, I consider her daughter, Tanya, my closest and dearest friend. Tanya Spoke often of her mom’s strong faith. I can tell how greatly loved Mrs. Moss is and I offer my heart felt prayers to the entire family.

Ruth Urig 2019-05-25T12:46:40

One of the kindest women I’ve ever known. Proud that she was my children’s grandmother. Heaven gained an angel.

Sheila Spence 2019-05-25T12:31:33

I’m so sorry. She lived an amazing life and loved fiercely. May all you find comfort during this difficult time.

Rachel Moss 2019-05-25T10:23:03

Your Mom was such a huge part of my life! She always had a smile and even if she was cross with you, you know she still loved you. I am so very sorry! All of you are in my prayers!

Jennifer Tobin-Tinch 2019-05-25T08:28:17


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