Mary Wolff Maddrey Isenhour

May 16, 1940 ~ March 14, 2021 (age 80)

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Mary Wolff Maddrey Isenhour, 80, completed her mission on this Earth on Sunday, March 14, 2021at her home in Emerald Isle.

She was born on May 16, 1940 to the late Mary and Harry Maddrey.

Wolffie, as all her many friends knew her, graduated from Mary Washington University and subsequently earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Wolffie started her career teaching art at Salem College in Winston-Salem, but, after several years, decided to further her many talents by opening a design business known as Interiors by Isenhour. The business prospered under her leadership as clients realized her unique ability to create designs in both interior and exterior spaces. Her expertise with color coordination was also favorably noted by clients and other decorators.

When Bob retired, Wolffie also retired, closed the shop, and they moved to Emerald Isle. In her new location, Wolffie soon became involved in many community activities including the Arts Forum and others. She also became deeply involved in fund-raising and design construction of the Western Carteret Public Library.

Mary Wolff enjoyed being a Southern lady and as a result, was kind and generous to everyone. Although she had multiple physical infirmities, she never gave in or gave up. She was a complete extrovert and always ready for a new adventure.

A memorial service to honor Mary Wolff will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at the Emerald Isle Baptist Church. A small reception will follow.

Mary Wolff is survived by her husband, Robert R. Isenhour, Jr.; her sister, Carolyn Elizabeth Gunter; and nephews, Jeffrey Allen Gunter and Eric William Gunter.

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Arrangements by Noe-Brooks Funeral Home, Morehead City, NC.

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Memorial Service
March 20, 2021

11:00 AM
Emerald Isle Baptist Church
304 Emerald Plantation Rd.
Emerald Isle, NC 28594

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