A native of Prairie du Long Township in Illinois, she had resided in the Fulton area most of her life. She retired from Container Corporation of America after over 30 years and had previously worked at Sealright Company.
She was a communicant of Holy Trinity Parish in Fulton and an avid bingo player.
She was predeceased by her son, Bruce Perchway.
Surviving are her husband of 33 years, David C. Nellis of Fulton; step-children, Timothy (Barrett) Nellis, Anthony (Tina) Nellis and Todd (Sue) Nellis all of Florida; daughter-in-law, Bonny Perchway of Oswego; two grandchildren, three step-grandchildren; siblings, Roland Birkner and Marlene Winkleman both of Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. tomorrow, March 28 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton, with services to immediately follow at 5 p.m. Interment will be in the spring at North Volney Cemetery in Volney.
Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.