Baker City, Oregon
Nellie Jo Daniels Medlin, 89, of Baker City, died March 15, 2003, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center.
Her funeral will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Pastor Roger Scovil of the Baker City Christian Church will officiate. Private vault interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the Coles Funeral Home.
Nellie was born on May 9, 1912, at Bernie, Mo., to John Daniels and Roxie McBroom. She was married to Cecil Thomas Medlin on Nov. 12, 1930, at Bloomfield, Mo. They were married for 65 years at the time of his death in January of 1996.
They lived in Missouri until 1947, when they moved to Eastern Oregon. She lived at Eagle Valley and then moved to Baker City.
Nellie was a homemaker and a devoted mother. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, sewing, and making quilts for her family. She grew up in a family of 12 siblings and an additional 13 stepbrothers and stepsisters.
Survivors include her children, Bert Medlin and his wife, Christine of Baker City, and two sets of twins, Helen Pilcher and Howard Medlin, of Baker City, and Janice Widman of Baker City and Judy Akahoshi and her husband, Tosh, of Keizer; grandchildren, Tom Pilcher and his family of Newberg, Debby Schoeningh and her family of North Powder, Tim Medlin and his family of West Linn, Stephen Medlin and his family of Madras, Roger Medlin of Baker City, Brian Hanley of Boise, Sarah Hanley and Amanda Widman of Portland; and eight great-grandchildren, Tyson Pilcher, Jacob Fischer, and Jeremy, Stephanie, Andrew, Matthew, Alex and Jack Medlin; brothers and sisters, Christine Bufford and her husband, Donald, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Dorothy Cosin of California, Ralph Daniels and his wife, Elsie, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Chester Daniels and his wife, Lizzie Mae of Illinois; and stepbrother, Grover C. Bagby, and stepsister, Bernice Rabe of Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter-law, Marcia Medlin; a son-in-law, Pat Hanley; grandson Larry Medlin; five sisters, two brothers, and 11 stepbrothers and stepsisters.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth Health Care Center through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, March 24, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor