Nina Jean (Nellans) Gish

Born: Tue., Oct. 26, 1920
Died: Thu., Sep. 15, 2011

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Nina Jean Gish

October 26, 1920 – September 15, 2011

Nina Jean Gish, 90, of Granger, passed away Thursday September 15, 2011, in her residence. Nina was born October 26, 1920 in South Bend, to the late Francis and Maude Isabelle (Braman) Nellans. On June 21, 1939, in South Bend, Nina married William John Gish, who passed away October 16, 1980. She was also preceded in death by her sons, Leslie Dale Gish, and William John Gish; sister, Georgia Cripe, and two brothers, Oren and Dean Nellans. She is survived by her daughter, Darlene (Joe) Lane of Granger, eight grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and eleven great-great grandchildren. Nina had worked as a meat packer at Dick& Co. meat packing company. Private family graveside service will be held Monday, September 19, at Highland cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Center for Hospice, 111 Sunnybrook Ct. South Bend, IN 46637. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at



Charitable donations may be made in Nina's memory to the following organization:

Center for Hospice and Palliative Care
111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, IN 46637

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Kirk A. Edmondson
   Posted Mon September 19, 2011
I'm so sorry to hear that Nina had passed, I was trying to get the picutres to you, that I had put together for her enjoyment. I passed them along and hope they get to you soon. It's been a long journey, and it's a blessing she is at peace. No matter what the conditions are it is always hard to lose your mom. I hope the pictures bring a smile or a moment of happiness to you and your family during this difficult time. It is truly the end of an era, it hard to believe at 55 I still had a great-great aunt. We share your sorrow and will keep in in our prayers.

Lamont and Jane Pellow
   Posted Mon September 19, 2011
Darlene, We are both so sorry about the loss of your mother. We are always camping on weekends and just saw the paper. I never knew her, but I heard so much about her from Aunt Georgie. I used to pick up Georgie for Euchre. She was a cantakerous old grump at times, but I loved her dearly! Of course John (Dean) was my father-in-law and he and Georgia were two peas in a pod. I am so sorry we didn't see your mother's obituary until it was too late. We surely would have been there otherwise. Our thoughts are with you and your family! Lamont and Jane Pellow

Judie Edmondson Klingerman
   Posted Thu September 22, 2011
I am so deeply sorry about the loss of your mother. I am so grateful you gave me an opportunity to spend some time with her to share many memories. Sitting with her reminiscing over old times was a joy for me. It was so nice to look at pictures and see the enjoyment in her face and smile. I am so sorry I wasn''t able to see her in her last days. I know you will miss your mother, she loved you so much. I still hear her calling out your name many times when you were out of town. She is now at peace and smiling down at you. God bless you and yours. You are in my prayers.

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