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January 19, 2017 Obituaries - Edith M. Nisly
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Edith M. Nisly

1919 - 2017

Edith M. Nisly, 97, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at the Pleasantview Home in Kalona. Graveside service was held Monday, January 16, 2017 at the Upper Deer Creek Cemetery in rural Wellman, followed by a Celebration of Life Service Monday, January 16, 2017 at Sunnyside Mennonite Church in Kalona. Pastor Floyd Helmuth and Pastor John King officiated. A memorial fund has been established for Sunnyside Missions and Iowa City Hospice.

Edith Maxine Nisly was born April 4, 1919 in rural Wellman, Iowa, the daughter of Elmer and Mary (Bender) Swartzendruber. She attended Center High School and then worked at Maplecrest. November 24, 1940 Edith was united in marriage to William H. Nisly at the Upper Deer Creek Mennonite Church in rural Wellman. They made their home in the Wellman community where Edith was a homemaker. They operated a grocery store in Kalona from 1961-1971, and then Edith worked as a Certified Nurse’s Aide and Medication Tech at the Pleasantview Home from 1971-1990. Edith was a member of the Sunnyside Mennonite Church where she taught Sunday School and Bible School. She also volunteered at the Pleasantview Home and Crowded Closet. She enjoyed quilting, puzzles and reading.

Edith is survived by eight children: Rachel (Alvin) Kemp of Wellman, Sheldon (Miriam) Nisly of Kalona, Weldon (Margaret) Nisly of Seattle, Wash., Wendell (Muriel) Nisly of Kalona, Jenelle (Dwight) Bender of Kalona, Marcus (Sandra) Nisly of Goshen, Ind., Hope Nisly (Douglas Kliewer) of Reedley, Calif., Ross (Lynn) Nisly of Hutchinson, Kan.; 22 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; sister: Ethel (Henry) Miller of Kalona; sister-in-law: Ila Swartzendruber of Kalona; and brother-in-law: Vernon Ropp of Kalona.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: William; daughter-in-law: Sherry Nisly; two brothers: Morris and Ellis; and three sisters: Mildred Graber, Effie Miller, and Mary Elva Ropp.The Yoder-Powell Funeral Home is caring for Edith and her family. Messages may be sent to the family at www.powellfuneralhomes.com

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