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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

LouAnn Nellis, 67, of 11837 Route 120, Emporium, PA

LouAnn Nellis

 LouAnn Nellis, 67, of 11837 Route 120, Emporium, PA passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 19, 2021, at Penn Highlands Elk. 

She was born October 4, 1953, in Austin, daughter of the late Nicholas and Lillian Aiello Botera.  LouAnn spent most of her life in Emporium and was a graduate of Cameron County High School, Class of 1971. 

On October 30, 1971, in Emporium, LouAnn married Thomas C. Nellis, who survives.  She is also survived by three daughters: Tammy Pearsall (Lee), Fantasia Dourado (Frank), and Brittany McKelvey (Chris); and by two sons: Thomas C. Nellis, Jr. (Amy) and Nicholas Nellis (Heather).  LouAnn was the loving grandmother of Alyssa Hanes (Richard), Brock Pearsall (Natalie), Alex Pearsall (Kylie), Jasmine Johnson (Jordan), Devin Nellis, Darien Nellis (Brandon), Dominic Nellis (Cassie), Freya Nellis, Joanna Dourado, Christopher Dourado, Jonathan Dourado, Sophia Dourado, Anisha Dourado, Anthony Dourado, Melania Dourado, Maddison Dourado, Evelyn Dourado, Katie McKelvey, Annabelle McKelvey, and Dakota McKelvey; as well as great-grandmother of Nico, Emmie, Brently, and Moxson.  Also surviving are her sisters: Nancy Young (Wayne), Norma Major (Steve), Janie Burlingame (Les), Bonita Smith (Harry), and Paula Copenhauer; and by her brother, Nicholas Botera (Sherri). 

In addition to her parents, LouAnn was preceded in death by her brother, Tony Accristo.
LouAnn was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and was very devoted to the Blessed Mother.  

She was also a member of the Blue Army.   

LouAnn was a homemaker and of all her accomplishments, her family was her greatest joy.  She had a big heart and her greatest passion was children, including the many children who entered her home. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Monday, July 26, 2021, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Michael Gabler, OSB, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. 

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Monday morning, from 9:00 until 10:30 AM. 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center Street, St. Marys, PA  15857 or to a favorite charity. 

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear this. She was a wonderful person.