Nellie J. Himes, 87, of 207 Irishtown Road, Kersey, died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 at her residence.
She was born April 4, 1924, in Kane, daughter of the late Charles W. and Mary Merle Brown Hepler.
On May 27, 1942, in Kane, she married Harry A. Himes Sr., who survives.
She had lived in the area for the past 69 years and attended Kane schools. She attended the Faith Baptist Church and enjoyed camping, canning and baking, reading her Bible and spending time with her family.
In addition to her husband, she is also survived by a daughter, Barbara J. Burton (James) of Kersey; four sons, Harry A. Himes Jr. (Jacquelyn) of Kersey, John C. Himes (Linda) of Kersey, Charles J. "Jake" Himes (Ginger) of Kersey and James E. Himes of Kersey; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great- grandchildren; and a sister, Jean Sloan of Kane.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five sisters, Edna Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor, Mildred Hillard, Bertha Rung and Lou Lewis; and by a brother, Wilson Hepler.
Funeral services for Nellie J. Himes will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Brad Butler, pastor of the Faith Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in the Parklawn Memorial Gardens in Ridgway.
Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857.
Condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com .