NEILLEY Blaine Garvin Neilley, 79, of Cambridge, OH, passed away peacefully at home with family by his side on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 following a year-long battle with cancer. Blaine was born and raised on a farm in Adams Township in Guernsey County. He served in the US Army. He retired from Cambridge High School, where he taught Biology and General Science for 26 years. He was a member of OSU and OU alumni, Guernsey County Soil and Water Conservation District, Muskingum River Woodland Interest Group, Indian Camp Grange, Ohio State and National Granges, Guernsey County Farm Bureau and Indian Camp Community Church. A scholarship was created in 2006 in honor of Blaine and Martha's 50th wedding anniversary, being awarded to college students from the county pursuing a degree in agricultural or related studies. Preceded in death by parents John and Mabel Neilley and infant Neilley son. Survived by wife, Martha (Fissell) Neilley, married 57 years; son and daughter-in-law, Grant and Sue Neilley of Baltimore, OH; daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Tom McCoy of Reynoldsburg, OH, and Heather and Scott Sheppard of Cambridge, OH; grandchildren, Drew Neilley and fiancÃ©e Liz Dean, Marta and Daniel Ulry, Greta Neilley, Alex Neilley and Karen McCoy. Also by sister and brother-in-law, Jeanne and Robert Nevel and their daughter, Jocelyn Nevel of Columbus; many extended family and friends. Arrangements handled by BUNDY-LAW FUNERAL HOME, 120 N. 11th St, Cambridge, OH 43725, 740-432-5705. Family will receive family and friends at the funeral home on Friday, December 28, 2012 from 3-8 p.m. and again Saturday, December 29, from 1-2 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home and graveside services at Mt. Herman Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Neilley Scholarship Fund, c/o Maribeth Wright, PO Box 820, Cambridge, OH 43725, Indian Camp Community Church, c/o Teresa Neff, 64200 Slade Rd, Cambridge, OH 43725, or other charities of your choice in Blaine's name. Online guestbook may be signed at www.bundy-lawfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Dec. 27, 2012