Muriel Louise Cox Nestor, 88, a former resident of Smokey Hollow, Parsons, and for the past four years, a resident of Colonial Place in Elkins, passed from this life Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Colonial Place.
Muriel was born Oct. 19, 1925 in Smokey Hollow, Parsons, a daughter of the late Irving M. Cox and Straudie E. Harsh Cox.
On Aug. 19, 1942, she married Harold "Hen" Nestor, who preceded her in death March 10, 1998.
She was also preceded in death by two sons, Charles H. Nestor and an infant son, three brothers, one sister and two great-grandchildren, Payton and Price Nestor. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Left to cherish her memory are two sons, David E. Nestor and wife, Barbara, of Lexington, Ky., and Dr. Patrick I. Nestor and wife, Ann, of Cox's Mills; three grandchildren, Travis J. Nestor and companion, Dawn Riggie of Phoenix, Ariz., Andrea J. Falk and husband, Michael, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Paul A. Nestor and wife, Liza, of Zanesville, Ohio, five great-grandchildren, Meghan N. Riggie of Phoenix, Ariz., Wesley H. Nestor of Zanesville, Ohio, Connor M. Falk of Jacksonville, Fla., Mathew D. Nestor of Phoenix, Ariz., and Joshua C. Nestor of Zanesville, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Muriel was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1944. She was a Distinguished Parsons High School Alumnus who helped organize many class reunions where she enjoyed visiting with her former classmates. In addition to being a housewife, she had worked for Dorman Mills and the Tucker County Board of Education. She also enjoyed farming with her husband. She was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, the Holly Meadows Community Educational Outreach Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, Farm Bureau, Parsons High School Alumni Association and a lifetime member of the Tucker County Fair Committee.
A visitation will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday from 6-8 p.m. Father Timothy Grassi will conduct a Rosary Service at 8 p.m. On Saturday, Aug. 16, at 11 a.m., Muriel will be moved to Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church where the Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Father Timothy Grassi will be the Celebrant, and interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery at Holly Meadows.
Summerfield Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements for Muriel Louise Cox Nestor. Send online condolences to the family at www.summerfieldfuneralhome.com.