Marianna Nestrick Coultas Mellon

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KINDERHOOK, Ill. -- Marianna Nestrick Coultas Mellon was born March 19, 1931, in Kinderhook, and she went home to the Lord she loved and served all her life on July 14, 2014.

She was a daughter of Harold and Phila Chamberlain Nestrick. She married Glenn Gale Coultas in 1950, and they had two daughters, Dona Coultas of Quincy and Diana Seals of Mendon. While married to Glenn, a Navy service man, they lived all over the world, on both coasts of the U.S., Hawaii and Puerto Rico, where their daughter, Diana, was born.

She married Harry Junior Mellon in 1977. They were dairy farmers until they retired.

During her lifetime, Marianna worked as a nurse's aide, in secretarial positions at various naval stations and finally retired after more than 10 years from the Adams County American Heart Association.

She loved feeding her family and friends, especially on holidays, and making everyone feel special. She enjoyed gardening, making crafts and volunteering wherever she was needed.

Her greatest joy was serving in the many churches she joined. She taught Sunday school, served several churches as a deaconess and served on many committees. But where she excelled was in praising the Lord in music. She had the most beautiful soprano voice, and in every church she attended, she sang in the choir. She was always asked to sing "O Holy Night" at Christmas.

She leaves behind her beloved husband, Junior; her daughters, Dona Coultas and Diana Seals; two stepdaughters, Mrs. June (Rudie) Hendricks of Camp Point and Mrs. Connie (Monroe) Franklin of Quincy; a sister, Kathryn Hollis, of Quincy; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Betty Nestrick, of Normal; 11 grandchildren, Nancy, Cindy, Mike, Pam, Deena, Elizabeth, Alex, Kathy, Justin, Joshua and Holly Jo; five great-grandchildren, Jenny, Breckin, Caleb, Leigha and Cameron; and two daughters of her heart, Mara Clingingsmith and Pam Dunham.

In addition to her first husband, Marianna was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Harold and Donald Nestrick; a stepdaughter, Brenda Winfield; and a son-in-law, Richard Seals.

SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 18, in the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry with Pastor Tom Rains conducting. Burial will be in Kinderhook Cemetery.

VISITATION: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 17, in the funeral chapel.

MEMORIALS: First Southern Church of Quincy, Samaritan's Purse or the .

ARRANGEMENTS: Niebur Funeral Chapel.


Condolences may be expressed online at
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Niebur Funeral Chapel
629 Mortimer Barry, IL 62312
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from July 15 to July 17, 2014