Nettie J. DeShong
Nettie J. DeShong, 96, a resident of Fulton County Medical Center Long-Term Care Unit, McConnellsburg, and formerly of Chambersburg, died Thursday, October 7, 2010, at Fulton County Medical Center, Mc- Connellsburg.
She was born in Hustontown, February 10, 1914, the daughter of the late William McKinley Edwards Jr. and Minnie (Foster) Edwards. She was the widow of Howard M. DeShong, whom she married on August 20, 1942, and he passed away on May 10, 1989.
She was a member of Chambersburg Bible Church, Chambersburg, and worked at various jobs, including being a seamstress, working for restaurants, a caregiver and also a homemaker. She was an excellent cook, great at gardening and was a very good seamstress known for her needlework. She will be greatly missed, especially her warm smile.
She is survived by a daughter, Beverly J. Souders of McConnellsburg; seven grandchildren, 10 greatgrandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Gloria D. Mellott; sisters: Wealthy Wright, Gladys Green, brothers Leslie, Norman, Robert, Max and Charles Edwards; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were at Howard L. Sipes Funeral Home Inc., McConnellsburg, at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. Rev. Gary Yoder officiated. Interment was at Union Cemetery, Mc- Connellsburg.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.howardlsipes.com.