Nellie Niederkohr

Nellie P. Niederkohr, 94, of Carey, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay with her loving family by her side.
On March 22, 1927, Nellie was born in Cole Camp, Mo., the second of six children of the late Samuel E. and Gordia M. (Young) Beckley Sr. She graduated from Cole Camp High School in the class of 1944. Growing up, she and her sister, Minnie, sang on the radio and they even recorded an album.
During high school, Nellie was a member of a club who tried to boost the morale of World War II soldiers by writing them letters. She wrote to 30 different soldiers and one of them always wrote her back, Herman J. Niederkohr. They eventually met and from there the rest is history. They were married on June 10, 1944, in Cole Camp, Mo., and shared 47 years of marriage. Together they raised four sons: Kenneth, Frederick, Rudy and Charles. He preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 1991.
Shortly after their wedding, Nellie and Herman returned to his hometown of Carey to raise their family. While there, she worked for the Ford Motor Company in Fostoria for several years. She then worked for 29 years for Westinghouse /AO Smith, until her retirement in 1990.
Nellie was a faithful member of the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation Church in Carey.
“Always at the stove,” Nellie was a great cook who made sure no one ever left her home hungry. She was especially good at baking pies, making everything from “the best” apple and peach pies, to pumpkin pies. She always made something special for the holidays or “just because.”
An avid reader, Nellie would read anything she got her hands on, with her favorites being a good mystery or love novel. She also enjoyed crocheting, making a special blanket for many in her family.
Most important of all to Nellie was her family, especially her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. You also never wanted to cross Nellie, because she was quick to give you the “stink eye” and put you in your place.
Left to cherish her memory are her two sons: Rudy (Joy) Niederkohr and Charles Niederkohr; 10 grandchildren: Christopher (Angie) Niederkohr, Kevin Niederkohr, Trevor (Penny) Niederkohr, Chad (Jenny) Niederkohr, Ashley (Richard) Patton, Frederick (Tracy) Niederkohr Jr., Denise Niederkohr, Raymond (Jessica) Niederkohr, Shannon (Misty) Niederkohr, and Steven (Meredith) Niederkohr; 30 great-grandchildren: Dylan (Haley) and Logan Niederkohr, Kyle, Alek and Kameron Niederkohr, Whitney (John) Egnor, Autumn and Ashlei Niederkohr, Jacob and Allison Niederkohr, Jeremiah, Dierks and Kolt Patton, Travis and Sha Niederkohr, Emily Yonts, Chelsea Smith, Kennedy, Wyett, Easton, Parker, Hudson and Henley Niederkohr, Taehlor, Hailey, Devon, Austin and Karlie Niederkohr and Sophie and Maddox Niederkohr; 13 great-great-grandchildren and one on the way; two daughters-in-law: Glenna Niederkohr and Alma Case; numerous nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Martha Niederkohr; and her beloved canine companion, Buttons.
Including her husband and parents, Nellie was preceded in death by two sons: Kenneth and Frederick; grandson, William “Bill” Niederkohr; and all five siblings: Samuel “Bud” Beckley Jr., Minnie Lynch, Betty Beckley (infant), Alma “Phyllis” Beckley and Mary Beckley.
Her family will greet friends from noon-2 p.m. on Friday, May 28, at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay Street, Carey. Services honoring her life will follow there at 2 p.m. with the Rev. John Bamman, OFM Conv., officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Carey.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Carey Food Pantry.
Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.StombaughBatton.com.

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