Nelda Gillenwater

Obituary of Nelda Gillenwater

Nelda Gillenwater, age 74 of Salem, passed away on Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at Helia Healthcare of Salem. Nelda was born on March 29, 1949 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, the daughter of Carl and Ruby (Rich) Gillenwater. Survivors include her brother, Randall Gillenwater and wife Sarah of Salem; nieces and nephews, Keith, Sierra, Josh, and Lacey Gillenwater, Icesis Hefley, Isaac Hollinshead, Kasey Swift, Ilyssa Gillenwater, and Heather Brown, and a cousin, Peggy Maxey She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Ruby Gillenwater, and a brother, Louis Gillenwater Nelda was a homemaker. She loved flower and collecting. Graveside services for Nelda Gillenwater will be held at East Lawn Cemetery in Salem on Monday, August 21, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. with Claude Howell officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer Association and will be received at Crouse Funeral Home in Salem who is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be made at
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