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Floretta ‘Flora’ Nesselroad

December 17, 2012
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Floretta "Flora" Nesselroad, 92, of Millwood, W.Va., passed away Dec. 15, 2012, in the Ravenswood Village, following an extended illness.

She was born Feb. 14, 1920, in Ravenswood, W.Va., a daughter of the late Holly and Phoebe (Anderson) Wolfe; eight brothers and sisters also preceded her in death.

She was a "Rosie the Riveter," and worked at Consolidated Aircraft Company in San Diego, Calif., during World War II. She was a past president and active member of the Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 6669, Ravenswood, a charter member of the Cottageville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, and a longstanding member of Pleasant View United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker, and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Warren William Nesselroad; sons, Sidney Nesselroad of Ellensburg, Wash. and Lyle (Patty) Nesselroad of Ravenswood; sisters, Loretta "Lora" Mahan of Millwood and Geraldine Young of Ravenswood; grandchildren, Lara Brian, Ben and Michelle; and six great-grandchildren.

Service will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Casto Funeral Home Chapel, Ravenswood, W.Va., with the Rev. Gerald Sayre officiating. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until time of service at Tuesday the funeral home. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ravenswood Cemetery.

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