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Dosha Carol (Pendergraft) Nesbit

September 29, 1937 ~ August 13, 2017 (age 79)

Dosha Carol Nesbit of Rolla, Mo. passed away on August 13, 2017 at the Rolla Manor Care in Rolla, Mo.  She was 79 years, 10 months and 17 days of age.

Dosha Nesbit was born on September 29, 1937 to her parents: Frank and Myrtle Mae Ritter Pendergraft in Pineville, Missouri.  Dosha was united in marriage to Ralph Lewis Nesbit on April 4, 1953 in Independence, Mo.  Ralph Nesbit was laid to rest on October 31, 1986.

Dosha Nesbit was a homemaker and loved to have her grandchildren, great-granchildren and great-great-grandchildren around her.  She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Dosha Nesbit is survived by two sons: Leon Nesbit and wife Jeanetta of Cedaridge, Co.; Jeff Nesbit of St. James, Mo.; and four daughters: Carolyn Eager and husband Johnnie of Lee's Summit, Mo.; Marie Helphrey of Mustang, Ok.; Cheryl Nesbit of St. James, Mo.; and Rachel Nesbit of Eugene, Mo.; four brothers: Hansel Pendergraft and wife Peggy of Seneca, Mo.; Dewey Pendergraft of Seneca, Mo.; Harvey Pendergraft and wife Vicki of Gravette, Ak; and Claude Pendergraft of Miami, Okla; sisters: Almetta Patterson, of Seneca, Mo.,and Iris Chapman and husband Don of Texas., along with 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great grandchildren.

Preceding Dosha Nesbit in death is her husband: Ralph Lewis Nesbit along with  parents: Frank and Myrtle Mae Ritter Pendergraft; sister Barbara Rice, great-grandson: Ryder Banister and grandson-in-law Chase Banister.

A private gathering will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be entered at

All arrangements are under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Mo.

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