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Nellie Bodkin

February 1, 1916 — March 20, 2016

Harrisonburg, VA Nellie Elizabeth Bodkin, 100, of Harrisonburg and formerly Sugar Grove, WV, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016 at her residence. She was born February 1, 1916 in Sugar Grove a daughter of the late Jasper and Mary Jane (Rexrode) Puffenbarger. A homemaker, Mrs. Bodkin will be remembered as a witty and loving person, who loved to laugh, enjoyed quilting as well as her visits with family and friends. She was a member of Crummett Run Church of the Brethren. On August 28, 1934, she married Elmer Clay Bodkin, who preceded her in death on March 31, 1982. Additionally, she was predeceased by her daughter, Charlotte Mae Bodkin and brother, Paul Puffenbarger. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Lorena B. and Adalbert E. Hoover of Brandywine, WV and Karen S. and Roy R. Simmons of Harrisonburg, with whom she made her home for eighteen years; her son and daughter-in-law, Elmer Lee and Bonnie K. Bodkin of Sugar Grove, WV; seven grandchildren, Gregory Hoover, Conny Davis and husband, James, Melanie Crouch and husband, Thomas, Adrian Simmons and wife, Carrie, Brandon Simmons, Gavin Bodkin and companion, Holly and Doug Marsh and wife, Kelly; and three great-grandchildren, Allie and Abbi Simmons and Harper Marsh. A funeral service will be conducted 2 p.m., Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Obaugh Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Crummett Run Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be grandsons, Gregory Hoover, Adrian Simmons, Brandon Simmons, Gavin Bodkin, Doug Marsh, James Davis and Thomas Crouch. Flower girls will be Allie and Abbi Simmons. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Crummett Run Cemetery, c/o Dennis Botkin, 56 Limestone Lane, Sugar Grove, WV 26815.


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