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Nellie Gertrude (Jackson) Voorheis, 99, Brown County

Nellie Gertrude (Jackson) Voorheis, 99, of Brown County passed from this life on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 at 4:15 p.m. at her daughter’s residence in Martinsville with her loving family by her side. Her passing was just 6 months shy of her 100th birthday.

Nellie was one of five children born to Emmanuel Jackson and Sarah (Robinson) Jackson Farr.  She was born on Aug. 12, 1913 in Monroe County. On May 23, 1931 she married Wade A. Voorheis; he preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 1978.  She and Wade made their home in Brown County, with their first home on Hickory Hill Orchard on Bear Creek Road.  In 1936, they moved north approximately 2.5 miles on that same road to the place they’d call home and raise their family for many years to come.Nellie was a devoted homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She worked tirelessly around the house and on the farm gardening, cooking, canning, and making homemade butter, cottage cheese and much more. Though it was hard work, she never complained and took great pride and pleasure in all she did. She also enjoyed sewing, quilting, reading, flower gardening and music. To no surprise, her greatest joy was spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was also a member of Cottonwood Christian Church in Morgantown.

She will be dearly missed by her family and friends, including her two daughters, Eva Graves of Morgantown and Kay Thomas of Martinsville; seven grandchildren, Michael and Gary Graves, Daniel and Larry Voorheis, Mary Ann Schmidt, Linda Critser and Teresa Bowman; four stepgrandchildren, Vickie Davis, Trina Shinkle, Shirley Drake and Kim Lester; several great-grandchildren; several stepgreat-grandchildren; several great-great- and stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 47 years, Wade A. Voorheis; three sons, Elmer Dee, Raymond Lee and Wade Alvin Voorheis Jr.; two brothers, Elmer Dee and Roy Jackson; and two sisters, Annetta Bernice Goss and Effie S. Jackson.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 4-7 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb. 24 from 1-2 p.m. at Neal & Summers Funeral and Cremation Center in Martinsville. A celebration of life service will begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home and burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Martinsville.

Online condolences and memories can be shared with the family at www.nealandsummers.com

  • September 1
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 1
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 1
    Time for inner peace set at local church
    5:30 to 7 p.m. Parkview Church of the Nazarene, 1750 State Road 46 East
  • September 2
    Woodworkers Club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    Go Club at the library
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    Gospel jam & sing in Gnaw Bone
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • September 3
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. BC Intermediate School, 260 Schoolhouse Lane
  • September 3
    Future of rural places subject of talk
    5:30 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • September 4
    Farmers market in Bean Blossom
    4 to 7 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 4
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 4
    "Rounding Third" at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 5
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 5
    BCHS class of 2005 reunion slated
    3 to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Deer Run Park; Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • September 5
    "Rounding Third" at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 6
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 6
    'Ant-Man' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 7
    'Ant-Man' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 8
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 8
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. BCCF, 209 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 8
    Retired teachers
    noon Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St.
  • September 9
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 10
    'Ant-Man' at the Playhouse
    7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 11
    "Rounding Third" at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 12
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • September 12
    Bible camp planned
    8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 5802 Old Settlers Road behind Brownie's restaurant
  • September 12
    "Rounding Third" at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 12
    Beer and live music at inn
    12:30 to 4 p.m. Story Inn, 6404 State Road 135 South
  • September 12
    Live birds of prey at fundraiser
    5 to 9 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance)
  • September 12
    Concert, dinner for emergency services
    7 p.m., 8 p.m. to midnight Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • September 13
    'Ant-Man' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 17
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 18
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    4 to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 18
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    7:30 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 19
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 19
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    6 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 20
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    2 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 28
    American history DVD to play at library
    1 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 4
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane