Nellie J. Wakefield
Nellie J. Wakefield of Talleybrook, DE., died on Thursday, March 20, 2014. Nellie was born and raised in Village Green, Aston Township, PA., to the late Peter and Frances Rupnicki.
She was previously employed in the Engineering Department of the former Baldwin Locomotive Co, Eddystone, PA. Nellie's greatest joy was her family and her home. She enjoyed decorating, cooking and especially gardening. She also enjoyed needlework and created many beautiful pictures for her home.
Nellie is survived by her husband of 64 years, Harland Wakefield, two daughters, Janis Marie Melton and her husband Roy of Exton, PA., and Sharyn Lee Slater and her husband Richard of Newark, DE., and four grandsons. She is also survived by her two sisters, Sophia Locke of Aston, PA., Stella Warwick of Glen Mills, PA., and her brother, Joseph Rupnicki of Mayetta, Kansas along with many nieces and nephews. Nellie was predeceased by her sisters, Victoria Profitt of Village Green, PA., Laura Neugebauer of Phoenixville, PA., and her brother Walter Rupnicki of Village Green, PA.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 26 from 10-11am at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803. The funeral service will begin at 11 am followed by interment in Lawncroft Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in Nellie's name to The
, DE Chapter 240 N. James St. Suite 100A, Newport, DE., 19804. www. mccreryandharra.com