Mrs. Nellie D Conrad, 96, Crawfordsville, passed away Friday, March 13 at Franciscan St. Elizabeth Hospital.
She was born August 3, 1923, in Glasgow, Ky., to Alfred V. “Bun” and Maggie (Richey) Elmore. She married William Orville Conrad on May 28, 1949 in Rockville. He preceded her in death in 2007.
Nellie will be remembered for her 45 years as a Pink Lady at Culver and St. Clare Hospitals. She served for many years as a school crossing guard in Crawfordsville. She also worked for seven years at RR Donnelley. She was a lifetime member of First Christian Church where she served as a Deacon, was a Sunday School Teacher and Youth Group Leader and was in charge of the funeral dinners for 25 years. She helped start the Christian Nursing Service and Well Baby Clinic; received the Golden Apple Award; was a member of the WW I Auxiliary; was a 1941 graduate of Crawfordsville High School; and was a Teacher Friend Volunteer for the Crawfordsville School Corporation. She spent her life helping people and children. She loved God and family above all and enjoyed spending time with her loved ones. Although Nellie’s Mother died tragically at the age of 23, Maggie’s three young children lived successful and productive lives. They were raised by their father and all lived well into their 90’s.
She is survived by her children Greg (Alice) Conrad, Kathie (Richard) Watkins; grandchildren Chris (Elizabeth) Conrad, Elizabeth (Benjamin) Fishero, Erin (Jason) Pfledderer; step grandchildren Brandi Evans and Kiley Wells; great grandchildren Addison (Austin) Conrad, Christopher Conrad, Hunter Conrad, Madison Conrad, Annika (Cody) Cummins, Olivia Fishero, Hudson Pfledderer, and Reid Pfledderer; step great grandchildren Jake (MaKayla) Clark, Abbie Vaughn, and Ava Wells; two great great grandchildren; two step great great grandchildren; nieces, Peggy Anderson, Gail Millen; and nephew Gary Elmore; and many friends, whom she loved dearly.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, loving husband Orville, sister Mollie Cooper, brother James H. Elmore, Aunt Dannie Elmore, and nephew Dennis Elmore.
There will be a private family funeral service on Thursday at Sanders-Priebe Funeral Care in Crawfordsville with Reverend Jene McVay officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill North Cemetery, Crawfordsville. Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com
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