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Dolores Nellis

Dolores M. Nellis

Monday, January 26th, 1931 - Sunday, January 31st, 2021
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Obituary

Dolores M. Nellis, 90, of Bellefonte, passed away on Sunday, January 31, 2021, at Centre Crest Nursing Home. Born on January 26, 1931 in Bellefonte, she was the daughter of the late W. Irvin and Evelyn (Watson) Martin.

On May 12, 1951 she married her longtime sweetheart, Robert Nellis, who recently preceded her in death on January 24, 2021, after sharing over 69 years of marriage together.


Dolores is a graduate of Bellefonte Area High School. She worked as a Clerk in Centre County Government. Additionally, she worked for her father in his State Farm Insurance office.

She is survived by her three daughters, Susan Jackson, Beth Shutika, and Amy Nellis (partner David Litke), all of Bellefonte; two grandchildren, Lauren Fisher (Paul) of Howard, and Ethan Shutika (Jessica) of Yeagertown, and one great grandson, Waylon Fisher. Also surviving is one brother, William Martin, of Runville.

Dolores was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Bellefonte. Since childhood, she has always loved to sing. She sang in an orchestra while still in high school, in the church choir for over 50 years, at weddings, funerals, opening of the Benner Elementary School, and during the Veteran’s Day celebration each year, on the steps of the Court House. She loved antiques and was a dealer with her husband for many years. They also operated a Bed and Breakfast on Linn Street.

Her love for her family and country was amazing. She will be remembered as a sweet, kind, loving, and caring person with a great voice, and contagious laugh and wit.

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc. in Bellefonte.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte at 203 N. Spring Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823.
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    BELLEFONTE, PA
  • Interment

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    Address
    206 N. Spring Street
    BELLEFONTE, PA
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Mary Prendergast

Posted at 01:23pm
She and Mr. Nellis were two of Bellefonte's finest people. Condolences to the family.

Dee Gheen

Posted at 09:50am
Dear Nellis Family, Oh the shock that appeared to us today with losing both parents, words do not even come to mind for what you must be going through. You are in our thoughts and prayers, we are so very sorry for your loss. Sincerely Dick & Dee Gheen
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Nancy Noll

Posted at 08:32pm
HI Nancy!! I can hear her voice now. Always full of warmth and exuberence. She fought bravely for many years. I only hope I can age so beautifully.

Nancy Noll
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Marjorie Capparelle Paolicelli

Posted at 07:14pm
Susan, Beth and Amy, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a sweet and fun woman. Simply lovely.
The last time I saw her was at my moms calling hours. She was so warm and comforting. Dressed to the nines. She was one of a kind..will be missed by many. Marjorie Capparelle Paolicelli
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Chris Mulfinger

Posted at 01:44pm
Sue, Beth and Amy
I just posted my condolences yesterday for your dad and now I see she has joined him. I worked with Dolores and respected her integrity and work ethic. She was always cheerful and always ready to listen and offer advice. She loved all of you and had a bond with your dad that everyone envied. They would not want to be apart. This must be so difficult for you all. You have my prayers and sympathy.
 
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Beverly Paul Posted at 07:48am

Beth and family. My heart goes out to you and your family. Although I did not personally know your mom and dad I am sure they were wonderful and kind people. Its extremely hard to loose both parents so close together. I will always remember you from when I worked in your doctor's office. You always had a smile. May your beautiful memories help you at this sad time. Beverly Paul
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