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Nellie Pearl Byrd

Nellie Pearl Byrd

Female 1908 - 2007  (99 years)

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  • Name Nellie Pearl Byrd 
    Birth 19 Mar 1908  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Death 5 May 2007 
    Person ID I9819  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2022 

    Father James Craig Byrd,   b. 1 Dec 1884, Crawford, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 Feb 1962, Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Phobe Alta Williams,   b. 2 Feb 1885, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 6 Nov 1965, Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 80 years) 
    Marriage 23 Mar 1905  Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2035  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Nellie Pearl Armes, 99, 3794E CR 600S, died at 5:20 a.m. Saturday at the residence of her daughter, Susie Wuertz.


      Born March 19, 1908, in Knox County, she was the daughter of James Craig and Phoebe (Williams) Byrd.


      A 1926 graduate of Wheatland High School, she was the last survivor of her class of 16 girls. She was a member of First Christian Church for nearly 45 years, including her many years as a Sunday school teacher for many years and was a member of the Dorcas Circle for more than 20 years, where she used her love of quilting in service to others. She was a member of the DFO Sunday school class.


      Her love for the land, especially for southern Indiana, was always evident by the hours spent in her garden. As a strong loving farmer?s wife, she worked tirelessly alongside her husband and family to care for and cultivate the land.


      Above all, Nellie Armes loved her Heavenly Father, living her life as a wife, mother and faithful servant in testimony to Him.


      Her husband, Wilbert Thomas Armes, whom she married Feb. 26, 1927, died April 30, 1991. One son, Robert Armes; one granddaughter, Melody Wuertz; one great-granddaughter, Jessica Wuertz; two sisters, Hazel Sturgeon and Ruth Carnahan; and one brother, Charles Byrd, are also deceased.
      She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Anna Lou and Mac Wright of Yorba Linda, Calif., Wilma and Gus Grannan of Clarksville and Susie and Lyle Wuertz of Glendale; a daughter-in-law, Geneva Armes, Montgomery, 12 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.


      The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church, with Bro. Wesley Wuertz officiating. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery.