Johnston City- Nellie Faye Childers, age 86, of Johnston City, passed away at 2:20am on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Hillview Healthcare Center in Vienna.
Nellie was born in Lick Creek, Illinois on November 26, 1931, the daughter of George and Etta (Gurley) Manus. She married Donald Childers in Piggott, Arkansas on September 20, 1947. He preceded her in death on November 5, 2013. Mrs. Childers was a homemaker.
Sons- Rufus Childers and wife Bev of Creal Springs
Son- Ralph Childers and wife Martha of Golconda
Son- Dewayne Childers and wife Carol of Kingston, TN
Daughter-Norma Rumsey and husband Harold of Johnston City
Kenny and Chrissy Childers
Melissa and Micah Norris
Randy and Michelle Childers
Todd and Lindsey Childers
Bonnie and Matt Norman
Sam and Lisa Mighell
Kevin and Samantha Mighell
Tammy and Rick Foutch
Kim and George Bechelli
Colton, Dustin, Ethan, Audery, Dakotah, Austin, Mariah, Daisy, Lucy, Rusty, Ellie,
Brody, Jon, Nick, Sophia, Clayton, and Trenton
Five great-great grandchildren- Addison, Emma, Caleb, Ryan, and Holden
Two Sisters- Virginia Lence of Lick Creek
Emma Williams of Olmsted
Two Brothers-in-law- Ray Childers
Bill and Connie Childers
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, granddaughter- Angie Childers, granddaughter-in-law- Jill Childers, twin sister- Mellie Childers, two brothers- Wayne and Raymond Manus, and sister-in-law- Dorothy Childers.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff and caregivers at Hillview Healthcare Center and Hospice of Southern Illinois. Your wonderful care and compassion shown during this precious time is greatly appreciated.
Funeral services will be held at noon on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville. Rev. John Howat will officiate. Burial will follow at Anna City Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held from 11am-noon on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville.
For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or the Carmi Baptist Children’s Home. Envelopes may be mailed to Blue Funeral Home/ PO Box 411/ Marion, IL 62959. For more information, please visit www.bluefuneralhome.com.