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NALLEY, Jennie: Died 1961


Posted By: Volunteer: Sherri
Date: 2/21/2021 at 22:01:21

Mrs. Jennie Nalley

Mrs. Jennie Nalley was born October 20, 1863 and passed away October 30, 1961 at the age of 98 years and 10 days, being the oldest resident of Davis county at the time of her death.

She was the eldest daughter of Robert and Delilah Combs Boyd, and was born in Lee County, Iowa, and resided in this state most of her life. She moved with her parents to Sullivan county, Missouri in her early life and lived there through girlhood. The family moved to Moulton and later to Stiles, Iowa, where she met and married albert Nalley on October 14, 1883. He preceded her in death on June 29, 1935.

Mr. and Mrs. Nalley were the parents of eight children, four of whom were at her bedside when death came at 8 Monday evening, October 30, 1961.

Mrs. Nalley was a member of the Methodist church for 84 years, having been converted at the age of 14. When she and her husband moved to their farm home one mile north of Pulaski in 1887, she transferred her membership from the Stiles church, and was the oldest member of her death. She attended Sunday school and church regularly as long as her health permitted.

She is survived by her eight children: Mrs. Walter J. Day of Pulaski, J. Robert Nalley of Broadus, Montana, Mrs. Glenn Shelton of Des Moines, Henry Nalley, on the home place north of Pulaski, Burrell Nalley of Davenport, Mrs. Earl Rupe of Ottumwa, Mrs. Guy McMillan of Milton, and Mrs. R.J. Mourer of Council Bluffs. Also surviving are 32 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, and 11 great great-grandchildren. Three sisters, Mrs. Nettie Stoke of Georgetown, Ill., Mrs. Minnie Smith of Jefferson, Ore., and Mrs. Blanche Knight of Jamestown, N.D., and many nieces and nephews also survived her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, five sisters and one grandchild.

The funeral service was arranged by the Wagler Funeral Home. It was held at the Pulaski Methodist church on Thursday, November 2, 1961 at 11 a.m. conducted by Rev. Richard Long. Music was by Miss Mabelle Harrison at the organ, who accompanied Mrs. Richard Long, who sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "Abide With Me".

Eight grandsons served as pallbearers, Carl Nalley, Orville and Grant Dean Rupe, Bert Shelton, Harrison McVey, LaVerne Youn-......(remainder missing)

Source: "The Hazel Stanford Obituary Collection", Pg. 145, Keosauqua Public Library, Keosauqua, IA


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