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Nellie Faye Turner Carter Niemeyer

October 21, 1925 — February 21, 2024

Nellie Niemeyer's life was a testament to dedication, compassion, and love for her family and community. She was born to Henry Clay Turner and Mary Elizabeth Levacy in Rains County on October 21, 1925, and passed away at the age of 98 on February 21, 2024, at Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Texas.

Nellie's commitment to helping others shone brightly through her career as a registered nurse. Her nurturing nature extended not only to her patients, but also to her loved ones. She graduated as the valedictorian of the class of 1945 at Point High School, showcasing her intelligence and dedication to education.

Beyond her professional life, Nellie had a vibrant personality that endeared her to all who knew her. She was known for her sharp mind, kind heart, and unwavering support for those around her. Her energy and enthusiasm for life were evident in everything she did.

One of Nellie's greatest joys was watching the Texas Rangers, where she could recite every stat with ease, she watched every chance she could, she followed her grandchildren's sporting endeavors as well.  She was a true sports fan.

In addition to her nursing career and love for baseball, Nellie found joy in gardening and embarking on travel adventures with a group of friends on the tour bus. These hobbies allowed her to appreciate the beauty of nature and create everlasting memories with those she cared about.

Nellie strived to join the U.S. Navy Women’s Reserve (WAVES) during WWII, showing her commitment to serving her country. Though she faced challenges along the way, her desire to contribute to something greater than herself never wavered.

Among Nellie's proudest accomplishments was retiring after 28 years nursing in the ICU at the Greenville Hospital so she could spend more time babysitting her grandchildren. Her selfless nature extended beyond family as she dedicated herself to serving at her church and participating in civic community activities. Her legacy of generosity and kindness will be cherished by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

She is survived by her daughters, Mary and Doug Conner, Dorothy Carter, Alice and Scotty Wenzel; grandchildren, Cori and Jeramy Slemmons, David and Cathleen Conner, Michelle and John Turk; great-grandchildren, Kyle Schellinger, Beau Schellinger, Bailey Conner, Rome Slemmons, Miles Turk, Cassidy and Steven Collins, Rylee Slemmons; great-great-grandchildren, Teagan Collins; sister, Mary Lou Harris and numerous nieces and nephews.  

Nellie is preceded in death by her parents, Henry Clay Turner and Mary Elizabeth Turner; husbands, Rolen Carter and William Niemeyer; six brothers and three sisters.

The memories we hold dear of Nellie Niemeyer will serve as a lasting tribute to a remarkable woman whose impact will be felt for years to come. As we gather to celebrate her life, let us remember the love, warmth, and light she brought into the world.

Services will be held for Nellie on Monday, February 26 at 2:00 P.M. at Woosley Baptist Church, Point, Texas.  A visitation will be held on Sunday, February 25 from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. at Wilson-Orwosky Chapel in Emory.  

Order of Eastern Star Graveside Service to follow at Prospect Cemetery in Emory, Texas.  

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Prospect Cemetery Association (PCA) 3964 Hwy 276, Point, Texas 75472.  

May Nellie rest in peace, knowing that she touched countless lives with her kindness and grace.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, February 25, 2024

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Wilson - Orwosky Funeral Home

803 N. Texas St., Emory, TX 75440

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Funeral Service

Monday, February 26, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Woosley Baptist Church

3602 FM 47, Point, TX 75472

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Interment

Monday, February 26, 2024

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Prospect Cemetery

Emory, TX 75440

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