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Nellie Epling

January 10, 1926 — November 7, 2014

Nellie J. Epling died Friday, November 7 at Pe Ell, Washington, she was 88. She was born January 10, 1926 in Frances Washington. Nellie attended Frances Grade School and Lebam High School. Nellie worked for Ma Bell and the Pe Ell School District as the cook for many years. Nellie was famous for making her cinnamon rolls and pierogi. She enjoyed belonging to the senior group, and all the trips they took. She belonged to the Kiwanis club and got an award for citizen of the year and volunteering was her pleasure. She worked at the coffee stops and the food bank. She loved her daily coffee breaks she took at Eveys and her Sunday breakfast with her brothers after church on Sundays. Nellie also loved to crochet and play bingo. Nellie is survived by two sons, Glenn (Colleen) Epling of Pe Ell and Tom (Barb) Epling of Chehalis. Also surviving her are 5 Grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter and 1 very special great grandson Mason that if he didn\\'t make it to visit she requested his presence. Brother, Walt Smith of Frances, Annie Grohs of Seattle, and numerous nieces and nephews and a very special friend, Lisa Elliott. Nellie was preceded in death by her Mother and Father, Ludwicka and Frank Smith, brothers George Smith and Joe Paulis, and sister Mary Strago. Nellie would say when anyone passed away that “We did not come here to stay\\\. Special thanks to Maple Street Manor, Janet Shephard and all the staff for the wonderful love and care she received while she stayed there. Service will be Saturday November 15th at 11:00am at Pe Ell\\'s St. Joseph Catholic Church, with graveside service following at St Francis Cemetery in Frances. Arrangements were in care of Stoller’s Mortuary in Raymond. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Nellie Epling please visit our Sympathy Store.
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