Nelta Kerley (nee Eldridge), 89, of Bath, formerly of Elyria, passed away Tuesday, May 27,2014 at Brookdale Place of Bath. She was born August 18, 1924 in Cookville, Tennessee.
Nelta was a teacher's aide with the Midview School System. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Nelta enjoyed crocheting but her number one passion was painting.
Survivors include her son, Eric; sister, Martha; brother, Jones; grandchildren, Jessica Castro, Scott, Sarah, Joanna and Madysen Kerley; great-grandchildren, Cameron and Alexis Castro, Jackson and McKenzie Kerley.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Mae; and a son, Donald; and her husbands, Elbert Kerley and Melvin Tripphahn.
There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held Friday, May 30,2014 at 2:30 P.M. in Butternut Ridge Cemetery (Eaton Twp.).
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, (440) 322-4626.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.laubenthalmercado.com