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Nelda Neer Anthony

Nelda Neer Anthony, age 86 of Greenville, passed away at 6:05 p.m. Friday evening, December 9, 2011, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville with Darryl Bolen officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. Wednesday until service time at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. For those who desire memorials may be made to the Bond County Genealogical Society.

Nelda Nadine Neer, the daughter of Stephen "Steve" Neer and Bernice Olivia Thorne Neer, was born on February 5, 1925, in Greenville. She grew up here and attended Central School and Greenville High School. She worked as waitress in the Purity Cafe and Walker's Cafe. She was a bookkeeper for Schuette Brothers' in Belleville. The family moved back to Greenville in 1983 and became interested in Genealogy. They have researched over 100 cemeteries here in Bond County creating books and helping families for over 25 years. They published the Bond County Genealogical Society News letter for over 20 years.

Nelda and Dean Foulon Anthony were united in marriage on March 21, 1947, in Greenville by Rev. Causey and have enjoyed over 63 years together before his death on July 1, 2010. Nelda is survived by her daughter Judith Ann, Mrs. Greg Rolves of Greenville, grandchildren: Angelique Bohannon, Christopher Robert Rolves, Martha Nadine Rolves, Michael Dean Rolves, Daniel Kent Tomlin, great grandchildren Robert, Karyssa, Dakota, Krystal, Thomas, Joseph, and Kyle. Also surviving are her sister-in-law, Mrs. Robert Neer, and brother-in-law, William C. Anthony Jr., and a host of nieces and nephews.

Nelda is preceded in death by her son, Robert Dean Anthony, in 1981 her husband, Dean F. Anthony, in 2010, and three brothers Charles Neer, Harold Neer, and Robert Neer.

Nelda is a member of the Bond County Genealogical Society and the Bond County Historical Society.

Contributed 11 Dec 2011 by Chad Parson

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