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Johnston, Nellie Jane May

JOHNSTON, MAY, DAVIS, LUKEHART, BLUBAUGH, WEILAND, VANDEKAMP

Posted By: Victoria A. Johnston (email)
Date: 9/21/2016 at 11:21:55

Johnston, Nellie Jane May

Nellie May Johnston, age 93, of Albia died on Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia, under the care of Monroe County Hospice. She was born in Lucas County on February 19, 1919 to John R. and Anna Davis May. She was a rural school teacher for seven years. She then was a cook at the Bluebird Café, Wapello County Home and Leisure Lounge. She attended the First Baptist Church in Albia, and then later she became a member of the First Christian Church in Albia. She was a member of the Women's Quilting Guild of the First Christian Church. She was an animal lover, and she enjoyed quilting. She donated many quilts to the Marion County Humane Society for nineteen years, and the Lucas County Humane Society. She also donated toys, quilts, and clothes to the Native American Reservations. Nellie made over four hundred quilts after her retirement. She is survived by one son, Dennis (Vicki) Johnston of Ottumwa, two grandchildren, Eric (Jenny) Johnston of Ottumwa, Melanie (Gary) Collett of Blakesburg, four great grandchildren, Logan and Sydney Collett, and Griffin and Ryder Johnston, and one niece, Norma Vandekamp of Evans, GA. She is preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Olive Lukehart, Edna Blubaugh, Mary Weiland, and one brother, Robert May. Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 am Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Sinnott Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Albia with Rev. Lynda Carlson and Pastor Andrew Estes officiating. Nellie's Body will be cremated after Services. There will be a funeral luncheon at the First Baptist Church in Albia following services. Visitation will open to the public at 2:00 pm on Friday, October 19, 2012 at the Sinnott Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Albia with the family being present from 6-8 pm Friday evening. Memorials directed to the Humane Society of Lucas County or the Marion County Humane Society. Online condolences may be left at sinnottfuneralhome.com.

SOURCE: Sinnot-Pierschbacher Funeral Homes & Cremation Services.


 

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