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The Life of Julia Ingram Nellis

JULIA INGRAM NELLIS NORTH LIMA - Prayers will be said at 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning, March 18, at the Fox Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Luke Church , celebrated by the Rev. Gerald DeLucia for Julia Ingram Nellis, 96, who passed away peacefully on Monday, March 13, 2017, at Assumption Nursing Home, surrounded by her loving family. Julia was born in Youngstown on Jan. 21, 1921, a daughter of John and Mary Gull Ingram. She graduated from Woodrow Wilson high school in 1940. Julia began her career with Strouss Hirshberg in 1942, she worked in the Millenary Department, Better Dress Department and in Cosmetics, retiring in 1981. She was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church, belonging to its Alter Rosary Society and Our Lady of Fatima garden club. She also belonged to the Jewish Christian Dialog Group and was an avid card player. She was a member of one group for more than 50 years. Julia enjoyed making kolachi for her family and friends and sharing her recipe with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Julia married her husband, Fred T. Nellis, on Aug. 17, 1946, at St. Columba Cathedral, and he passed away June 22, 1991. Julia leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Kathy (Mike) Iberis of Poland, Dennis (Donna) Nellis of Niles, and Suzanne Nellis of Bexley; her daughter-in-law, Lorraine Nellis of Garfield Heights; and her sister, Rosemarie Eckenrode of Boardman. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Lisa (Randy) Ebie, Carla (Dan) Schoch, Kristen Nellis Jessica Prologo (Sam Rosen), Jennifer Nellis (Joy Hlavenka), Christopher (Jennifer) Nellis, and Eric (Erin) Nellis. She also leaves 11 great-grandchildren, Grace, Emma, Jacob, Eli, Vivian, Alexandra, Sam, Drew, Fiona, Reggie and Alaina. Besides her parents and her husband, Julia was preceded in death by her son, Tom Nellis; her sisters, Jane Winters and Helen Siembieda; and brother John G. Ingram. Material tributes can be made to the Second Harvest Food Bank, 2805 Salt Springs Road, Youngstown, OH 44509, and St. Luke Church, 5235 South Ave., Boardman, OH 44512. The family of Julia wants to extend many thanks to the Marion Living Center and the Assumption Nursing Home for their compassionate loving care shown to their mother. Family and friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the Fox Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. in Boardman

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