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William F. Nellis

William F. “Bill” Nellis, 84, of Springville, passed away October 24, 2017 at Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home.


Bill was born in Eden on Aug. 29, 1933 to the late Glenn and Martha (nee Young) Nellis. He married Shirley Neumann at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Eden on Sept. 26, 1953.

Bill was a graduate of Eden Central School. He was the Town Assessor for the towns of Concord and Ashford. He was veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War. His memberships included Salem Lutheran Church, the Springville Lions Club and the American Legion Post 431.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by a son Rodney and a brother-in-law Frank Mezen.

Along with his wife, Bill is survived by his children Michael (Deborah) Nellis of Vermont, Steven (Bonnie) Nellis of Springville and David Nellis of Massachusetts; siblings Glenn R. (Linda) Nellis of Eden and Betty Mezen of Florida; in-laws Jean (Herbert) Klein of North Boston; eight grandchildren Jeremy, Chandra, Scott, Timothy, Brandon, Tyler, Morgan and Sarah; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held from Salem Lutheran Church in Springville. Burial was in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Eden.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the the Salem Lutheran Church, 91. W. Main St., Springville or to the Jennie B. Richmond Nursing Home, 222 E. Main St., Springville.

Arrangements were made by the Smith-Weismantel Funeral Home, 271 E. Main St., Springville. Online condolences may be made at


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