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Nellie Mae Frank
Nellie Mae FrankCross and FlameNellie Mae Frank, 90 of Prospect, died peacefully early Wednesday morning May 24, 2023 at the home of her daughter, with her loving family by her side.

She was born July 28, 1932 in Louisa, Kentucky to the late Hugh Sparks and Hattie Naomi (Leadingham) Sparks Mutters. She was also preceded in death by her husband, James M. Frank. They were married March 7, 1950 in Greenup, Ky. and he died October 7, 2006. She was also predeceased by siblings, Emerson Sparks, Virginia Stout, William Mutters and John Mutters, In-laws, Virginia Esther Houk, Roger Hord, Guy “Sonny” Hord and Donald Hord.

Nellie adored her family. She loved going to anything her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren participated in. She was a long-time devoted member of the Prospect United Methodist Church. She enjoyed working with her flowers and frequently could be seen sitting on her front porch listening to the Cleveland Indians games. Nellie had worked at Hercules Mfg. in Prospect.

This past summer, Nellie turned 90. She said it was the best birthday ever because she received over 100 cards. She cherished a recent trip to Indiana to visit family, where she was able to receive communion with her family at the Restoration Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving are her children, Jim (Patty) Frank of Marion and Jane (Mark) Ballinger of Prospect

Grandchildren, Russ Frank (Micky) of Marion, Stacey Hayhurst (Tony) of Melbourne, FL, Andrew Ballinger (Megan) of Westerville, Allyson Thompson (Mark) of Bedford, IN, Sabrina Beck (Jeremy Combs) of Marion and Amber Whaley (Chad) of Sandusky

Great grandchildren: Maizie Frank, Warner and Quinn Hayhurst, Asher and Levi Thompson, Henry Ballinger, Jayden Combs, Wren and Foster Whaley
Sister, Sandra McKinley of Perrysburg
In-laws, Violet Mutters of Hilliard, Marty Hord of Marietta, GA and Thomas Hord (Debbie) of Marietta, GA
Special family friend, Rosalind Hammond of Perrysburg

Funeral services celebrating her life will be held Wednesday May 31, 2023 at 11:00 am at the Prospect United Methodist Church. Pastors Gene Phelps and Mark Thompson will officiate. Burial will follow in the Prospect Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 4-7 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Prospect UM Church, 203 N. Elm St. Prospect, Oho 43342 and/or Tranquility Hospice 1949 West Central Ave, Delaware, Ohio 43015

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.


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#1 from: Sheila Stewart
Sherry Birchfield Stewart
Wed, May 24, 2023 at 7:23 PM

Jane and Jim,  I am so sorry for your loss.  Your Mom was a lovely lady.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.



#2 from: Linda Hawkins
 
Wed, May 24, 2023 at 7:59 PM

I’m so sorry! She was one of the neatest ladies !!! Always up for an adventure,a ballgame,grandkids s school events !!& a great cook and a really nice person ! Condolences to the family! She will be missed ! Prayers and hugs



#3 from: Tim and Cheryl hamilton
Plain city
Wed, May 24, 2023 at 8:46 PM

Tim and I send our thoughts and prayers and hugs to you and your entire family. We are so sorry to hear of Nellies passing. She was just the sweetest person to everyone she met.



#4 from: Karen Elaine Temple Landon
Ft.Pierce, FL.
Wed, May 24, 2023 at 8:49 PM

Jim &Jane.  I was shocked when you called to tell me about your Mom last week. I am thankful that she didn't linger. I am sorry that I will not be able to attend her funeral, and will miss taking her our for lunch this Summer. She was a true friend. My sympathy for this time of loss.



#5 from: Tracie Fannin
Portsmouth Ohio
Thu, May 25, 2023 at 12:12 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. Nellie was so sweet. Love and prayers.



#6 from: Pam (Skidmore) Laucher
Marion
Thu, May 25, 2023 at 8:48 AM

Remembering a lovely, kind lady.  Keeping you in thought and prayers.



#7 from: Jean (Cusick) Willis
 
Thu, May 25, 2023 at 9:02 AM

Kellie was such a wonderful person.  My thoughts and prayers are with her family.



#8 from: Brian E Nspper
Marion Ohio
Thu, May 25, 2023 at 10:34 AM

May GOD be with your family during this time of grief and forever.



#9 from: Gloria Prettyman Boles
Lakeview, OH 43331
Thu, May 25, 2023 at 10:48 AM

Jane, Jim & families. So sorry for your loss. May God be with you, at this difficult time.  Treasure your memories. Keeping all of you in prayer.



#10 from: Inez Smith
 
Thu, May 25, 2023 at 11:56 AM

I just had the best conversation with your mother at Marion Pointe. She was the sweetest. I am so happy she went peacefully with all of you. Our sincere sympathy.



#11 from: Pauline Oehler
Sun City West Az
Thu, May 25, 2023 at 11:59 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with Nellie 's family. May you be conforted by your faith.



#12 from: Brent Harper
Marion
Sun, May 28, 2023 at 5:59 PM

Jane and the entire Frank Family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this troubling time. I don’t know if you will remember me or not. My name is Brent Harper, my family bought your family home on Hughes Road. What I remember your Mother was a Beautiful, Vibrate Lady . And very Friendly. I’m sure she will be sorely missed. You have my deepest condolences Brent Harper, Marion Ohio



#13 from: Yager family
Marion, OH
Mon, May 29, 2023 at 8:55 PM

We will sadly miss Nellie. She is the oldest and dearest friend of Mom. Having shared over 70 years of friendship, we can recall many memories of very good times with her and the Frank family. She will rest in peace.



#14 from: James Hoffman
Urbana, OH
Fri, Jun 2, 2023 at 10:09 AM

May God hold you in his loving arms and give you peace.




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