Nellie Loraine Studdard of Sullivan, Missouri was born on March 30, 1934 in Fanning, Missouri to Herman and Bessie (Pyatt) Gruver and passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the age of 85 years.
She attended school in Cuba, Missouri.
Nellie married Harold E. Studdard on November 20, 1954.
Nellie enjoyed cooking for the holidays. Chicken and Dumplings was her specialty. In her free time, Nellie enjoyed quilting and putting puzzles together. Nellie was of the Pentecostal faith and had professed her faith in Christ and was a devoted Christian.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Studdard; her parents, Herman and Bessie Gruver; two brothers, Herman Gruver and James Gruver; and two brothers-in-law, Bill Lause and Granville Rayle.
She is survived by her children, Harold Studdard Jr. and friend Diana of Sullivan, Missouri, Herman Studdard and wife Mary of Sullivan, Missouri, Calvin Studdard of Sullivan, Missouri, Roger Studdard and wife Vickie of Sullivan, Missouri and Randy Studdard and wife Kathy of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri; 14 grandchildren, Matthew Studdard, Sarah Simmons, Amanda Thacker, Laurel Studdard, James Studdard, Joseph Studdard, Angie Crady, Clarisa Hulsey, Crista Parker, Roger Studdard Jr., Donald Studdard, Ryan Studdard, Michael Bauer and Russell Webery; 22 great grandchildren, Connor, Deagen, Caitlyn, Cameron, Garrett, Gabriel, Gavin, Max, Easton, Christian, Scarlett, Crimson, Samuel, Sydney, Aribella, Asher, Dylan, Jade, Paul, Allie, Mylie and Lane; one brother, Jack Gruver and wife Sharon of Cuba, Missouri; four sisters, Louise Lause of Cuba, Missouri, Arlene Rayle of DeSoto, Missouri, Betty Hutchison and husband Leroy of Cuba, Missouri and Shirley Gruver of DeSoto, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Sue Gruver and Verna Gruver, both of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
Interment followed in the Reedville Cemetery in Sullivan, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Sullivan, Missouri.
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