After graduating from Canton in 1946, she married Layton Calkins and together raised their children on the family farm until his passing in 1980.
Nelle was a wonderful wife and grandmother. She enjoyed attending her children’s music and sporting events. Her highlight every year was going to their basketball games, and her favorite thing was attending the Troy Fair to watch her family show their animals. One thing Nelle was noted for was her baked goods, especially her pies.
Bingo was her favorite pastime for many years. She was a member of the East Troy Baptist Church.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Twin Oaks Personal Care and their staff for the excellent loving care that was given to Nelle the last few years of her life. Also, thanks to Guthrie Hospice for their support services.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Services provided by Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Mansfield, PA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Twin Oaks Personal Care, 1100 Cowley Rd., Granville Summit, PA 16926. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com