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Edna Nissley

January 5, 1933 — March 6, 2023

Edna Nissley

Edna Nissley, 90 years, 2 months, 1 day, of Springfield, Ohio, formerly of Arthur, Illinois, passed away peacefully March 6, 2023, at 11:45 pm at Wooded Glen Health Campus in Springfield, Ohio. 

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 1:00 PM at Sunnyside Mennonite Church in Arcola, Illinois with Pastors Larry Rocke and Luke Goss officiating. Burial will be in the Sunnyside Mennonite Church cemetery. Visitation will be two hours prior to the funeral, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the church. Edwards Funeral Home, Arcola, Illinois is assisting with arrangements. 

Edna was born January 5, 1933, in Arthur, Illinois, the daughter of Joe C. and Bertha (Miller) Herschberger and grew up in Arthur.  

Edna married David Nissley of Kalona, Iowa on October 20, 1955. They lived in Holy Matrimony for 66 years and 23 days. He passed away on November 12, 2021. 

She is survived by 3 children – Lavern Nissley and his wife, Ronda, of Springfield, Ohio; Ken Nissley of Greenfield, Indiana; Karen Myers and her husband, Gordon, of Dripping Springs, Texas; 5 grandchildren and 1 step-grandchild; 4 great-grandchildren and 6 step-great-grandchildren and 2 step great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, David; her parents; 2 brothers, Edward Herschberger, Levi Herschberger; 4 sisters, Alma Miller, Elizabeth Miller, Nettie Schrock, Verna Herschberger; and daughter-in-law, Terri Nissley. 

While living in Goshen, Indiana Edna and her family attended Mt. Joy Conservative Mennonite Church. In Arthur, they attended Sunnyside Mennonite Church. After moving to Springfield, Ohio they attended Westside Christian Community Church. 

Edna was a long-time server at Das Dutchman Essenhaus in Middlebury, Indiana where her friendliness and hospitality were enjoyed by thousands of restaurant guests. 

David and Edna served one year of voluntary service through Rosedale Mennonite Missions in Arkansas, Louisville, Cincinnati, and Bethel Camp, Kentucky. 

Edna was well known for her cooking and gift of hospitality as well as for gardening and maintaining dozens of beautiful flowers. She often prepared seasonal bouquets of flowers for services at Sunnyside. 

Memorials may be made to Sunnyside Mennonite Church. 

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