Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, December 15, 2017, at Pickering Funeral Home in Mexico with Rev. Bruce Williamson officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 - 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Central Christian Church Cemetery in Fulton.
Nellie was born on July 17, 1925, in Fulton, the daughter of Howard and Mary Emma (Pickering) Turner. She graduated with the Fulton High School class of 1944 and she obtained her AA from William Woods in 1946. She worked as an accountant for Fulton State Hospital for 32 years retiring in 1988. She was a member of Living Bread Family Church in Fulton. Nellie was a selfless, caring, fun loving person that enjoyed music, singing, and sharing her faith.
She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Robert Henry Douglass and wife Judy, Laguna Woods CA, Janice Toms and husband Lynn, Independence, MO, Teresa K. Douglass and husband Jim Peck, Columbia, MO, and Cheryl Lynn Douglass and partner Constance LaGue, Portland, OR. She is also survived by special friend, Lisa Hosenfelt, who Nellie loved dearly like a daughter.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Central Christian Church Cemetery in Fulton or Second Chance in Columbia, Missouri. They may be sent in care of Pickering Funeral Home, 403 N. Western, Mexico, MO 65265.
Public Tributes and Expressions of Sympathy
My heartfelt feelings for all her family and friends. I think I met her only briefly a couple of times when with my sister and brother in law, Judy and Bob Douglass. I remember her kind greeting and always amazed hearing how active she was and saw how young she looked. I know she will be dearly missed. I never knew we shared the same birthday, July 17! Blessings, Sandra (Sandi) Jones Jorde, CA
Miss Nellie came into my life just as I was moving back home from being away for 10 years. We were quick to become friends and sat at lunch together nearly everyday for 2 years. She prayed for me, took me under her wing and boy did we laugh! She brought me into her home on more than one occassion and gave me a picture right off of her wall because she knew how much I loved that particular artist. She was good with advice and helped me heal my broken soul. I will always remember her love for angels and it comforts me knowing she flys with them now. I'm sad that I will never have to guard my dessert as much as I did as when we were together. Hahaa. R.I.P....Prayers of comfort for her family and friends. - Angi Dawson Bailey
Am sorry for your loss. Nellie will be missed by all that knew her,We loved her like family,She was a blessing. Bill & Donna Wilson
My husband Don and I got to know Nellie Bible studies. She was such a sweet lady. We were blessed yhrough knowing her. I know she will be missed. - Carol Schaefer49
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