She spent many happy hours at the C. Sidney Shepard Estate where her dad was the Estate Manager. Upon graduating from Mexico Academy she trained through the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corps, but she did not officially join the corps as Nan would have outranked her husband. She married Neil “Bud” G. Duell in October of 1948. Nan was a homemaker and the mother of Cheryl Ann Coker (Jim) of New Haven, Robert Allan Duell (Kikko) of Tacoma, WA and Jacqueline Diane Duell Lilly (Donald) of Mexico Point. In addition to her three children, she is survived by eight grandchildren, Karen Ladd Bristol, Aaron and Brandy Ladd, Katrina, Patricia and Allan Duell and Christopher and Jennifer Lilly. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Sage and Morgan.
Nan was pre-deceased by her parents, her husband in 2011, one brother, George Lindsley and one sister, Molly Lindsley Rogers.
Nan was a Girl Scout and later served as a Cub Scout leader. She was one of the two surviving charter members of the New Haven Volunteer Fire Corporation Auxiliary and a member of the Dempster Home Bureau for many years. Nan was an active member of the American Legion throughout her adulthood, serving hand in hand with Bud, as they cared for those who served our country and their families. She was an active member of the New Haven Congregational and United Methodist Churches throughout her life.
Nan unselfishly gave rides, cooked, baked, cleaned, dedicated and gave her time, energy and heart for the happiness and well-being of others.
Friends and family are encouraged to make a donation to a favorite charity in Nan’s memory.
Calling hours will be at the First Congregational Church of New Haven on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 1:30 to 3 p.m., with a memorial service at 3 p.m. Arrangements are in care of the Harter Funeral Home, 9 Washington Avenue, Mexico NY.