August 19, 1922 - June 15, 2014
Nellie E. Lowry Todd, 91, a lifetime resident of Union County, died Sunday, June 15, 2014 at The Gables at Green Pastures with her family by her side. A licensed practical nurse, she was an associate of Milcrest Nursing Home for many years and also worked at Memorial Hospital of Union County. She retired from nursing at the age of 82 from Carriage Court Assisted Living in Marysville. She enjoyed handicrafts, especially crocheting and knitting and donated many handmade items through the years to the Union County Care Train. She was a very self-sufficient and creative lady who will be especially remembered as a hard-working and compassionate neighbor and caregiver. The oldest daughter of nine children, she learned early how to lovingly tend to others. A supportive and fun-loving grandmother, she had a special bond with all her grandchildren that exceeded distance and time. She was born August 19, 1922 in Milford Center, Ohio to the late Charles and Ottelia Cooperider Lowry and was also predeceased in August 1989 by her husband of 49 years, Cletus W. Todd; a grandson, Forrest Evan Todd; and her siblings, Robert, Charles, Ralph, Patricia and Nancy. She is survived by her children, Cletus “Pete” (Marcia) Todd of Marysville, Anita (Escom) Pack, Jr. of Marysville, Loyal “Lyn” Todd of Marysville and Barbara (Mark) Spangler of Lancaster; 12 grandchildren Kevin Todd Pack, Lorri Ann (Awais) Khan, Michael (Shannon) Todd, Courtney Webb, Heith (Brittany) Chanley, Ryan (Melinda) Chanley, Jessica Lyn Todd, Sarah Elizabeth (Thomas) English, Melana Ann Todd, Steven (Bobbie Ann) Spangler, Colleen Spangler and Philip Spangler; 11 great grandchildren; three sisters, Virginia Stidam, Helen Dingledine and Vivian Noggle; sisters- and brothers-in-law, Nettie Lowry, Betty Lowry, Violet Lowry and Tom Gary; and many nieces and nephews. The family will hold private services on June 18. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Union County Care Train or to the activity funds at The Gables at Green Pastures, Milcrest Nursing Home or Carriage Court. Underwood Funeral Home is assisting the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.underwood16.wpengine.com.