Nellie Grace Eckenrod Conlin, 97, of Brunnerville, Pa., passed away on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Bon Air, she was the daughter of Simon and Nellie (Tillie) Eckenrod. She was married to the late Philip B. Conlin Sr. for 45 years.
Nellie is survived by 11 children: Michael (Judith) Lititz, Timothy (Maria) Lititz, Mary (Gary Waid), Honolulu, Hawaii, Philip, Altoona, Regina (William Fink,) Yorba Linda, Calif., Dorothy (Jim Wild,) New Providence, Leonard (Doris), Columbia, Loretta (John Dourte), Ocklawaha, Fla., Patricia (Ronald Miller), Brunswick, Maine, Christine, Lancaster, Steven (Sharyn), Annville. She is also survived by 34 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death are eight sisters and three brothers.
Nellie served in the U.S. Army as a member of the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps during World War II stationed in Australia. Nellie was a crossing guard for the Warwick School District for 30 years. She was a longtime member of the St. James Catholic Church, Lititz. Nellie loved to play Bingo and the lottery.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. James Catholic Church, 505 Woodcrest Ave., Lititz, Pa., Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 at 10 a.m., with the Rev. James O’Blaney C.Ss.R as celebrant. There will be a viewing at the Buch Funeral Home, 216 S. Broad St., Lititz, Pa., Sunday afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m., with additional viewing Monday morning at the funeral home from 9 until 9:45 a.m., following a procession to church for service. Final commendation and farewell in Brunnerville United Methodist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent in Nellie’s memory to Lebanon VA Medical Center, Voluntary Service, 1700 S. Lincoln Ave., Mail Code V10, Lebanon, PA 17042. To send the family on-line condolences, please visit: