Nellie Perkins McDermott, age 93, of DeKalb, Illinois, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2019 at the Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center in DeKalb.
She was born on November 2, 1925 in Willisburg, Kentucky to the late Carl H. and Sarah E. Boone Perkins.
Nellie Worked for the Wurlitizer Piano Company in DeKalb for 29 years. She was an active member of the Advent Christian Church in DeKalb where she was the assistant to the superintendent for one year and taught Sunday School. She also enjoyed being a good homemaker all her life.
On June 4, 1944 in DeKalb she was united in marriage to Charles E. McDermott, he preceded her in death on October 8, 2008. Also preceding her in death was a sister, Trudy Farris and five brothers, Herbert, Joe, Carl Jr., Charles and Thomas Perkins.
She is survived by her sister, Marie Felder of Enterprise, Oregon and several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 16th at the Evergreen Cemetery in Willisburg.
Carey & Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.