Monday, June 18, 2012

Nellie Lena (Swofford) Wall 1911-2006

Nellie Lena Wall, daughter of the late Harvey and Mary (Peoples) Swofford, was born June 29, 1911 in Brumley, Missouri where she grew up and attended school. As a young girl, Nellie accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her Saviour and was baptized.

On March 24, 1936, Nellie was united in marriage to Claude Wall and they were blessed with two daughters: Alice and Evelyn.

Nellie worked hard to provide for her family. She was employed as a Civil Service employee in the laundry facility and retired from there after 22 years. In her spare time, she enjoyed working outside in her gardens, sewing and reading different books, but especially her Bible. She attended the First Christian Church in Waynesville until her health permitted her from doing so.

Nellie went home to be with her Lord at 4:27 P.M. in the Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Missouri at the age of 95 years, 2 months and 10 days.

Nellie will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by her two daughters: Evelyn Keen of Waynesville, MO and Alice Teubner of Lebanon, MO; one brother: Harold Wayne Swofford of Stover, MO; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, Nellie was preceded in death by her husband; one brother: Roy Swofford; an infant sister; and one grandson: Kevin Cassidy.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 12, 2006 in the Memorial Chapel of Waynesville with Virgil White officiating. Soloist Becky Lercher sang "Amazing Grace and "How Great Thou Art. Serving as escorts were Brian Keen, Brandon, John, Brian, Ronnie and Trenton Teubner. Serving as honorary escorts were Roger and Steve Teubner and Donald Keen.

Burial followed in the Waynesville Memorial Park Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Memorial Chapel of Waynesville/St. Robert.

Memorial contributions are suggested in memory of Nellie Wall to the First Christian Church Building Fund and may be left at Memorial Chapel.

29 June, 1911 - 8 September, 2006

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