Muriel Louise Cox Nestor

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, August 13, 2014 at Colonial Place.

Nestor,MurielMuriel was born October 19, 1925 in Smokey Hollow, Parsons a daughter of the late Irving M. Cox and Straudie E. Harsh Cox. On August 19, 1942, she married Harold “Hen” Nestor who preceded her in death on 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, AZ, Andrea J. Falk and husband, Michael of Jacksonville, FL, and Paul A. Nestor and wife, Liza of Zanesville, OH, five great grandchildren, Meghan N. Riggie of Phoenix, AZ, Wesley H. Nestor of Zanesville, OH, Connor M. Falk of Jacksonville, FL, Mathew D. Nestor of Phoenix, AZ, and Joshua C. Nestor of Zanesville, OH, 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 CEOs, Daughters of the American Revolution, Farm Bureau, Parsons High School Alumni Association, and a lifetime member of the Tucker County Fair Committee.

A visitation was held at the funeral home on Friday from 6 until 8 p.m.. Father Timothy Grassi conducted a Rosary Service at 8 p.m.. On Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 11 a.m., Muriel was moved to Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church where the Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated. Father Timothy Grassi was the Celebrant and interment followed at the Bethel Cemetery at Holly Meadows. The Summerfield Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Muriel Louise Cox Nestor.

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