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Nellie Van Gilder

November 27, 2013

Nellie Van Gilder
Dec. 4, 1921 - Nov. 25, 2013
PLYMOUTH — Nellie I. Van Gilder, 91, Plymouth, passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at 12 p.m., at Pilgrim Manor Nursing Home, in Plymouth.
Nellie was born Dec. 4, 1921, in Bremen, to Otis and Edna (Hoffman) Andrews. Nellie married Francis O. Van Gilder on Dec. 10, 1948, in Plymouth. Francis passed away on Dec. 20, 1994. Nellie retired from Wagner Wire. She then worked at Harvey Mart and Dorothy’s Hallmark. She was a member of the First United Church of Christ. Nellie was called “Mom”, by many of her “adopted children”, from Plymouth High School’s class of 1967.
Nellie is survived by her three daughters, Linda and John Sweany, Betty and Greg Scheetz, and Judy and Tom Weston, all of Plymouth; her son-in-law, Clarence Franklin of Milwaukee, Wis.; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; her brother, George Andrews of Bremen; her sisters, Ethel Renes of South Bend, Delores (Harry) Belcher of Osceola, and Erma (Barney) Hochstetler of Nappanee. Nellie was preceded in death by her husband, Francis Van Gilder; their three daughters, Jane Ann, Sharon Kay, and Alice Louise Franklin; her brothers, Donald, Edgar, DeVere, and William; and her sisters, Ester and Dorothy. 

Memorials may be given to:
Ounce of Prevention
c/o 1001 E. Jefferson St., Plymouth, IN 46563

 ~VISITATION~
VAN GILDER FUNERAL HOME
SATURDAY, NOV. 30, 2013, NOON-3 P.M.
300 W. MADISON ST.
PLYMOUTH, IN 46563

~SERVICES~
SATURDAY, NOV. 30, 2013, 3 P.M.
VAN GILDER FUNERAL HOME
THE REV. CHARLES KRIEG, OFFICIATING

~BURIAL~
NEW OAK HILL CEMETERY, PLYMOUTH

~MEMORIES MAY BE SHARED AT~
www.vangilderfuneralhome.com

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