BRIER HILL -- Funeral services for Petronella “Nelly” W. Stout, age 75, of Sand Street in Brier Hill, will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 11:00 am at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Pastor David Sheppard officiating. A reception will follow at Brier Hill Fire Department. Burial will be at a future date Ingham Cemetery.
Calling hours will be held on Monday from 3–7 pm at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home. Mrs. Stout passed away at her home on Friday evening, April 13, surrounded by her loving family and friends.
Surviving are her husband David Stout Jr.; three sons, David (Susan) Stout III, Michael (Cathy) Stout and Jeffrey Stout all of Brier Hill; five grandchildren, Aaron Stout, Abigail Stout, Anna Stout, Parker Stout and Tiffany (Lopez) Stout.
Nelly was born on June 7, 1942 in Holland, a daughter of the late Martin and Johanna (Daamen) Van Erp. Nelly began her schooling in the Netherlands. Nelly was 11 when the family immigrated to Brockville, Canada after World War II when half of the family home was destroyed by a bomb. She later moved to the US where she married David Stout Jr. on June 9, 1962 at the home of his parents with Rev. Lawrence Taylor officiating.
Prior to her marriage she worked as a waitress, a bookkeeper at a finance company, and then was a clerk at the Brockville Tile and Flooring. After her marriage, she assisted in running the Stout family farm and Stouts Ready Mix until she retired.
Nelly was a 30+ year member of the Brier Hill Fire Department Auxiliary, Young Memorial Church Committee Member and treasurer for the Ingham Cemetery Association for several years. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, gardening, yardwork and especially her family and friends.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Brier Hill Fire Department or the Morristown Fire and Rescue.
Fond memories or condolences can be shared at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.