Nellie Harding, 90, of Frederick, Maryland passed from this life on Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at Sunrise Montgomery Village Assisted Living Facility in Montgomery Village, MD.
Born on May 21, 1932, in Keyser, West Virginia, she was the daughter of Paul McCoy and Nellie Hanna McCoy.
Nellie received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Frostburg University in Education and taught elementary school for several years before marrying. In later years, she was the owner of Donaldson Antiques, Ltd., an antique shop in downtown Frederick.
She was a founding member of Select Seconds, a thrift store that supports Frederick Memorial Hospital and she volunteered there for many years. She also played violin in the Frederick Symphony Orchestra.
Nellie was known for being the life of the party, generous of her time with her volunteer activities, and devoted to her family.
She is survived by her son, Edward S. Penick; daughter, Lynn Board; step-children, Bill Harding, Kim Wines (Eddie Wines) and Sue Routzahn (Will Routzahn); and grandchildren, Katie Routzahn (Evan Routzahn), Lauren Ausherman (Justin Ausherman), Kim Runfola (Dominic Runfola), Matthew Routzahn (Emilie Routzahn), Michael Routzahn (Steven Niketas), and Nathan Board.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Edward C. Penick and second husband, Edward M. Harding.
The family will receive friends from 10:00am to 11:00am on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, Maryland 21702.
A celebration of Nellie’s life will follow at the Stauffer Funeral Home at 11:00am. Rev. Steve Larsen will officiate.
A private interment service will be held at Philos Cemetery in Westernport, Maryland at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and the Frederick Symphony Orchestra.
Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at StaufferFuneralHome.com.