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Nellie Jean Thurman

May 22, 1930 — January 26, 2023

Union

 

Nellie Jean Thurman

Nellie Jean Thurman of Union, Missouri, daughter of the late Ira and Sophia Ann (Kelley) Avery was born on May 22, 1930, in Essex, Missouri, and passed from this life on January 26, 2023, in Hermann, Missouri, at the age of 92 years, 8 months and 4 days.   
Nellie was united in marriage to the love of her life Rubin Clayton Thurman on June, 12, 1947, in Gray Ridge, Missouri, and remained married until his passing on October 6, 2000.
 She was born and raised in the Essex/ Stoddard County area and moved to St. Louis in 1950.  She was member of the First Washington United Methodist Church.  Nellie loved to sew and cooking for her family.  She especially loved fishing with her husband. Nellie worked many years as a seamstress tayloring for companies like J.C. Penny, and Johns Tayloring and also made custom suits for many of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Nellie is survived by one son, Roy Clayton (Lory) Thurman of Union, Missouri; two granddaughters, Melissa (Rob) Schulze and Michelle (Corey) Kasmann; three great-grandchildren, Reese Shulze, Dallas Schulze and Wade Kasmann; many nieces and nephews as well as a host of family and friends.
 She was proceeded in death by two brothers, John Wesley and Ira Avery; five sisters, Gladys Dowdy, Mildred Moore, Nola Campbell, Mary Bizzell and Susie Smith. Also, by a niece, Rosalyn Coffey.
Visitation service will be Friday, February 3, 2023  from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. with the Service to follow at the Watkins And Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter, Missouri, with Pastor Troy Merseal officiating.
Interment will follow at the Liberty Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri, with Watkins and Sons Funeral of Dexter in charge of arrangements.   
Watkins and Sons Funeral Service
        info@watkinsfuneralhome.com or phone 573-624-3548

 

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