Isabell M. ‘Issy’ Dumbeck-Espenlaub

Nov. 28, 1922 – Oct. 20, 2021

Isabell M. “Issy” Dumbeck-Espenlaub, 98, Altoona, died Wednesday morning at Presbyterian Village of Hollidaysburg. She was born in Duncansville, a daughter of the late Elmer and Minnie (Teeter) Snyder.

She was twice married, first to Joseph Dumbeck, who preceded her in death on May 12, 1975. She then married Charles Espenlaub on June 4, 1977, in Hollidaysburg. He preceded her in death on Oct. 23, 1988.

Surviving are four daughters: Ruth Grimes (Merle) of Dysart; Janet Hufford of Martinsburg; Shirley Boose of Altoona and Joan Weyer (Ron) of Greenwood; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a stepson, Ronald Espenlaub (Karyn) of Altoona.

Issy was preceded in death by two sons-in-law, Ronald Hufford and Michael Boose; two stepchildren, Charles and Lois Jane Espenlaub; a grandson, Terry Boose; four brothers: Charles, Donald, Fred and James Snyder; and a sister, Geraldine Rhodes.

Isabell was a member of East End United Methodist Church, Altoona.

She retired as a custodian from Roosevelt Junior High School in 1977 following 17 years service.

Issy enjoyed playing bingo and cards, embroidery and especially spending time with her family.

She was a lifetime member of The Bavarian Aid Society.

Friends will be received from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona, where a funeral service will be held at 6 p.m. with Pastor Fred Hickok officiating.

Interment will be made at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to East End United Methodist Church, 405 East Hudson Ave., Altoona, PA 16602; or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.