DELPHOS — Nettie F. Backus, 89, passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at The Meadows of Delphos. She was born May 11, 1932, in Radford, VA, to Preston Ballard and Ruby Duncan. They both preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Gary L. Backus on December 12, 1987. He survives in Delphos.
Nettie is also survived by children; Gale Proctor, Sherree Banbury, Denise Gunter, Tina Jones, Wendel Gunter, Michael Gunter, Joyce Mashburn; many grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; brothers, Eddie and Victor Duncan; and sisters, Marie Provost and Margaret Duncan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Jerry Wayne Gunter; infant sister, Alice Mae Duncan; sister, Geneva Lewis; brothers, Clovis, and Donald Duncan.
She was a homemaker and also worked at Apex Linen Services. Her hobbies included crafting, sewing, playing Bingo, cooking, and decorating for all holidays. She was an avid Cincinnati Reds fan. The Lord played a very important role in her life.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Harter & Schier Funeral Home. Pastors Steve Haddix and Pam Geise will officiate. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 14, 2021, at Harter & Schier Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Hospice in Lima, OH.