Nellie W. Purdin

December 9, 1942 - March 5, 2021

Nellie W. Purdin, age 78, of West Union, Ohio, died Friday, March 5, 2021 at Eagle Creek Nursing Center.   Nellie was born December 9, 1942 in Elkview, West Virginia. She is preceded in death by parents William Cleveland and Garnet Marie (Ashworth) Snodgrass; one son, Timothy Lee Phipps; two brothers: William E. Snodgrass and Harold Snodgrass and one niece, Robin Snodgrass.

She is survived by two sons: Darrell (Kim) Phipps of Loveland and J.D. Purdin of West Union; three grandchildren; Derek (Emily) Phipps of Cincinnati, Matt (Jenni) Phipps of Columbus and Tanner Purdin of Florida; three step grandchildren: Colton Staker of Mt. Vernon, Washington, Dallin (Jessie) Staker of Craig, Colorado and CheyAnne Staker of Florence, Kentucky; six great grandchildren; one sister, Carolyn (Dale) Young of Proctorville, Ohio and three dear friends: Donna Spires, Leon Pollard and John Rhodes.

Nellie loved spending time camping with her family and friends.  She enjoyed gardening, word searches and reading scripture.  She spent the last eleven years at Eagle Creek Nursing Center, she loved it there.  Her roommate Donna and her were the best of friends.  The staff once told us that Nellie and Donna are the foundation, and that Nellie never knew a stranger, she loved everyone and always made you feel like family, we could not agree more!  You could always count on a HUG and an I LOVE YOU from Nellie.

The family would like to express their gratefulness and appreciation to the staff of Eagle Creek Nursing Center.  Nellie considered it her home, she had several close friends and loved the staff.  Thank you for taking such good care of her.

The public visitation is 11 – 1 PM Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Lafferty Funeral Home, 205 South Cherry Street, West Union, Ohio 45693.

The public funeral is 1 PM Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Lafferty Funeral Home, 205 South Cherry Street, West Union, Ohio 45693.   Pastor                                will officiate.

The public interment will be at Winchester Cemetery, South Street, Winchester, Ohio 45697.

Due to Covid-19 Regulations, please wear a mask.

Lafferty Funeral Home Incorporated is serving the family.


Rosella Phipps - Mar 13, 2021
Fond memories of times gone by she was another good Sister - in - Law.
Ruth Young - Mar 11, 2021
Sorry for your loss, Nellie,and I went to school together.Prayers for the family
Karen and Duane Berry - Mar 11, 2021
Our deepest condolences for your loss. May she rest in peace and forever in your heart.
Glenna Spires Kirker - Mar 11, 2021
My mom Donna's beautiful best friend forever. She will be missed so much.