Nellie L. Downing

Nellie L. Downing, 90, of Baltic, Ohio, passed away on Monday, June 2, 2014, at Pomerene Hospital in Millersburg, Ohio.

She was born on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 1923, in St. Marys, W.Va., to the late Alonzo and Sarah Lightner Grimes.

She is survived by four children, Martha DeGreef of Louisville, Ohio, Mark Oldfield (Betty) of Minerva, Ohio, Gay Miller of Baltic, Ohio, Earl Eugene Downing (Christine) of Canton, Ohio; one brother, Charles Grimes of New Matamoras, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Nellie was preceded in death by her husband, James Downing; two sons, Carl and Charles Oldfield; one daughter, Wanda Alflen; one brother, Clarence Grimes; and two sisters, Dorothy Hackathorne and Hazel Lee.

Services will be held at 12 Noon, Thursday, June 5, at the Hadley Funeral Home Reno Chapel, 1021 Pike St., Marietta, 45750, with Pastor Robert Webb Jr. officiating. Burial to follow at East Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday, June 5.

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