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Marguerite Alice Nicely

June 19, 1932 — January 9, 2023

“Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.” Proverbs 31:31
Marguerite Alice Kelley Nicely was called home to the Kingdom of God on January 9, 2023 at the age of 90. She joined her husband Homer E. Nicely Sr., her youngest son, Doug Nicely, her parents and three brothers in Heavenly Grace.
She was the daughter of Florence (Stanley) and John Kelley, and was born in Thurmond, WV on June 19, 1932. Her belief in her Lord and Savior assures her eternal life in Heaven, and we celebrate her passing to her Heavenly Home.
Marguerite had many jobs on this earth, but the best was being a mother. She raised her four children on the banks of the New River in Thurmond, WV for many years before moving to Oak Hill, WV. She worked hard to make sure her children had a wonderful childhood, and that they did. In 72 years of being a mother there was never a time when her children needed her that she was not close at hand. Even as age weakened her mobility, her counsel was still sought, and it was a marvel how the modern age didn’t fool her. She always knew what was what.
In addition to being a wonderful mother, she was a familiar face at Sears for many years. She was known and loved by so many she befriended during her work life at Sears, both coworkers and customers. She was also active on the Thurmond Reunion Committee from its beginning in 1983, and she treasured those annual reunions. Attending her last reunion in August 2022.
She was a wonderful cook and baker. Her delight was preparing meals for her loved ones. She was the anchor of her family and spending time with her was a joy. Reading, crossword puzzles, solitaire, trying new recipes, enjoying family functions and love of orchids, she had so many interests and skills that delighted her, and those around her. As her health declined and she did less on her own, her oldest son, John was her strength. He made her laugh when she wasn’t feeling it, and spoiled her when she allowed it.
To her very last day her life had interest and meaning.
Marguerite leaves behind a family who cherishes her and will miss her so very much. Left to carry forth her memory are three of her four children, John Thomas Nicely, Teresa Nicely Drennen (Dave), and Homer E.Nicely Jr (Vickie). Teresa and Dave’s daughter Stacey (Andy) and great granddaughters, Lexi, Carly and Halle. Homer and Vickie’s children Marguerite (named after her grandmother), Autumn, Leigh Anne (Todd), Andrea (Josh), Latisha (Jordan), and James. Great grandchildren, Hannah, Kendel, Addisun, Serenity, Somer, Ethan, Jonathan, Cameron, Lilly, Gracie, Brody and one great, great granddaughter Lydia.
Marguerite also leaves behind many extended family and friends which include her long-time friend,
Cathy Jarrett.
Marguerite’s wishes were to be cremated and not have an immediate service. The family will have a
private interment service at a later date. Marguerite was a woman of self-sacrifice, and not wanting a fuss made over her is so like her. On January 9th the World lost one of its best citizens, may she “Rest in Heavenly Peace.”
“Strength and honor are her clothing, and she shall rejoice in time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” Proverbs 31: 25-29
In Lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Cleveland Clinic 9500 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44195.
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