Nellie E. Schisler

Mrs. Nellie E. Schisler, 92, of Ipava, died at 5:25 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 1, 2012) in the Heartland Health Care Center, Macomb.

She was born June 26, 1920, a daughter of John B. and Mary Ann Herriford Chenoweth. She married James Henry Schisler on May 25, 1940, in Keokuk, Iowa. He died Feb. 20, 1997.

Nellie was a homemaker. She was also bookkeeper for the family business, Jim's Truck Service, in Ipava. She also had worked as a cook at Verna Morrison's Café and Cole's Truck Stop, both in Ipava.

She was a member of Ipava Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) where she taught Sunday school for many years and served on the church board. She was the first president of the Ipava Christian Church Quilters, quilting with them until 2005 when her health began to fail. She sewed clothing for her family and in later years made quilts for her children and grandchildren, and for people as far away as California. She was an excellent baker and cook. She was known for her delicious raised doughnuts, rolls, noodles and Nellie Bell Candies. Even today, people say that they remember all the doughnuts she made for bake sales, Halloween, Easter sunrise services and for each election day.

She is survived by three daughters, Beatrice (David) Meeker of Canton, Ill., Barbara Dohner of Ipava and Susan (David) Blickhan of Quincy; a son, Curtis (Linda) Schisler of Ipava; 12 grandchildren, Carla (Jim) Wright, Shellie (Perri Green) Wickert, Angela (Bruce) Stoops, Cassandra (Dave Hocker) Slater, Chris Schisler, Aaron (Lena) Dohner, Dawn Dohner, Dianne (Cody) Stinnett, Amy Dohner, Danielle Blickhan, Jason Blickhan and Alex Blickhan; two step-granddaughters, Carla (Jim) Wright and Angela (Carey) Davis; 11 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren

She was preceded in death by six brothers, Bernard, Maurice, Woodrow, Joe, Harold and Milton Chenoweth; and four sisters, Ina Lafary, Alice Chambers, Maxine Chenoweth and Betty Lou Chenoweth.

SERVICES: 11 a.m. Tuesday in Ipava Christian Church. Interment will be in Ipava Cemetery.

VISITATION: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Shawgo Memorial Home, Ipava.

MEMORIALS: Ipava Christian Church, McDonough District Hospital Hospice or Heartland Health Care Center Activity Department, Macomb.

ARRANGEMENTS: Shawgo Memorial Home, Ipava.

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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Dec. 2 to Dec. 4, 2012