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Nelda Maris

Nelda Maris, 83, passed into heavenly light and love on Sunday, September 28, 2014 after a long, courageous battle with Alzheimer's. Nelda was born March 24, 1931 to the late Alvis J. and Mary Fenton Southard. She loved gardening, travel, and especially spending time with family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Merle, and brothers Elvin, Gerald, and Carl. She leaves to cherish her memory her sons Blake and Greg (Lynn) Maris, daughter Michelle Mulchi (Mike) and grandchildren, Matt (Abby) and Melissa Mulchi. Also surviving is a brother, James Southard and wife, Lela, and a sister, Kathleen Southard.

The memorial service, to be held at a later date, will be a private family commemoration of her life. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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