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Lois Nelms Obituary – Reading, PA

Lois Nelms Obituary – Reading, PA

Lois Nelms Obituary – Reading, PA

Lois M. (Hammond) Nelms, age 89, of Harleysville, PA and formerly of Blandon, PA, returned to her eternal home on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. Lois was born June 5, 1935 in Bucyrus, Ohio, the only child of the late Victor and Lela E. (Stanton) Hammond. She graduated in 1953 from Columbian High School in Tiffin, Ohio. Lois made the decision to follow Christ when she was a child and that decision guided her entire life. She served as a youth leader, worship leader, and Sunday school teacher for many years in churches in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Lois graduated in 1970 from Valley Forge Christian College (now University) in Valley Forge, PA. White attended VFCC and worked as a secretary at the New Life Boys’ Ranch in Harleysville. In 1972, she was invited to return to her Alma Mater, where she held various office positions, including administrative assistant to four college presidents. For the past ten years, she worked at the J. Robert Ashcroft Library before retiring on January 2, 2004, after more than 31 years at the university. Lois married Mr. Jan W. Nelms on July 3, 2014. Together they were involved in hospital and hospice ministry for several years. Lois is survived by her cousins: Harold C. Seiple, of Simpsonville SC, and Sandy, wife of the late James A. Stanton and Ruth Schick, both of Warren, Ohio. Funeral services will be Friday, June 21, 2024 at 11 a.m. at the Peter Becker Community Chapel, 800 Maple Ave., Harleysville, PA. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. in the chapel. She will be buried next to her husband at New Goshenhoppen Cemetery, 1070 Church Road, East Greenville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Peter Becker Community Benevolence Fund, 800 Maple Ave., Harleysville, PA 19438. To offer online condolences, visit his “Book of Remembrance” at falkfuneralhomes.com.