STAM, Nellie E.
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Nellie Elizabeth Stam, age 101, of Middleville went to be with the Lord and many of her loved ones on Monday, August 3, 2020. Nellie was born on November 26, 1918 in Middleville, the daughter of Raymond and Edna (Sharp) Brady. Nellie grew up the daughter of hard-working farmers and learned many lessons of taking care of animals. She dearly loved animals all her life, especially her dogs, which were her best friends. She married Fred Stam in 1951 and they enjoyed over 40 years together until his passing in 1992. Nellie worked at Middleville Manufacturing for many years. Nellie and Fred enjoyed preparing “The Lord’s Supper” for their church for 19 years. She was very selfless, taking care of her mother and Fred for 10 years. She was very proud to be a centenarian. Nellie never drove a car, but was an excellent side seat driver. She always had a little joke to share or a kind thing to say. Nellie was a true friend to everyone and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Nellie is survived by her sister Opal (Gerald) Sifton; special nieces: Klaisena Vandenberg, and Deb Gutgsell; many nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbors. She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Clare Brady, Nelson Brady; and sisters: Ethel Haywood, Margaret Walker.
Nellie lived her life by example as said in Exodus 20:12 and Matthew 22:34-40. She honored her mother and father; and loved God and one another.
Nellie’s graveside service will be conducted at Mt. Hope Cemetery on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 4:30 P.M., Pastor Peter Adams officiating. She will be laid next to her husband.
For a more lasting memorial, please consider memorial contributions to Christ the King PCA-Hastings, 328 S Jefferson St, Hastings, MI 49058 or Barry County Animal Shelter, 540 Industrial Park Dr, Hastings, MI 49058. Please visit www.beelergoresfuneral.com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Nellie’s family.