HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. - Nellie Dillean Laffoon, age 93, of Charleston, KY, slipped past the earthly bounds and went to rest in the arms of Jesus on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 10:43 A.M. at her home in Charleston while surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She was born on March 24, 1919 in Butler County, KY to the late William and Lossie Hack Pendley.

She married the love of her life, Lawrence Laffoon, on November 15, 1941only to be separated from Lawrence for three years while he was involved in WWII. To this union five children were born. Nellie loved to cook, sew, quilt, can foods, work word search puzzles, read, watch Nancy Grace on television, purchase gifts for her family, and take care of each family member. Having been given the privilege to attend school through the 8th grade, she longed to have been able to finish high school; and consequently, she insisted all of her children complete high school. She and her husband owned and operated a grocery store in the 1940s in Charleston, KY.

Nellie was of the Pentecostal Faith and she was a Sunday School Teacher for many years at the former Walnut Grove Pentecostal Church in Dawson Springs, KY.

Nellie once shared with her family that she did not know why God let her live so long. And she went on to say, “I guess it is to love my family”. As her years advanced and her physical health and abilities deteriorated she never once complained and even commented that she felt it would be a sin to complain. She appreciated her life each and every day.

Nellie is survived by three sons~ Lawrence Laffoon, Jr. of Dawson Springs, KY; Jimmy Laffoon and Danny Laffoon both of Charleston, KY; one daughter~ Mary Ann Laffoon of Charleston, KY; seven grandchildren and their spouses, twelve great grandchildren; one aunt~ Edna Jordan of Lexington, KY; two close cousins~ Heneretta Eldridge of Princeton, KY; Patsy Norris of Dawson Springs and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 59 years~ Lawrence Laffoon (2001), Son~ David Laffoon (1998); Brother~ Wilbur Pendley; Sister~ Bobbie Beard; and Grandson~Matthew Laffoon (2007). A few months prior to her death she made the statement that she was ready to go be with her husband, son and other family members in heaven.

Visitation will begin Sunday, 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Beshear Funeral Home in Dawson Springs, KY. Visitation will resume beginning on Monday morning from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour at 2 p.m. at Beshear Funeral Home in Dawson Springs, KY.

Online condolences may be sent to www.beshearfuneralhome.com.

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