Nelle Marshall Barnhill Gollier 1914 - 2011 Ottawa
Funeral services for Nelle Marshall Barnhill Gollier, 97, of Ottawa, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church of Ottawa. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery.
Mrs. Gollier died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at Ottawa Retirement Village.
She was born Feb. 18, 1914, at Marshall, Mo., the daughter of Marvin and Elizabeth Pile Barnhill. She grew up in Marshall and graduated from Marshall High School. She received her R.N. at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., in 1936.
She moved to Ottawa in 1939.
Mrs. Gollier was a homemaker for much of her life. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ottawa and the United Methodist Women. She was a volunteer for Franklin County Day Care at its beginning in 1965, and in more recent years at Ransom Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Hope House. Other memberships include St. Luke’s Hospital Nurses Association, Gen. Edward Hand Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Brown Bag Book of the Ottawa Library, and Chapter GL of the P.E.O. Sisterhood.
She married Dr. Robert A. Gollier on June 29, 1938, in Kansas City, Mo. They shared 48 years of marriage before his death June 3, 1984.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Jane Marshall Gollier who died July 4, 1965; and a brother, Scott Barnhill.
Survivors include two sons, Robert A. Gollier II and wife Mary Lynn, of Ottawa, and Fred A. Gollier and wife Gail, of Kansas City, Mo.; four grandchildren, Bill Gollier, Bo Gollier, John Gollier and Sara Jane Raine; eight great-grandchildren, Grant Gollier, Brenner Gollier, Mary Cooper Gollier, Cade Gollier, Aleah Gollier, Addie Elizabeth Raine, Liza Kate Raine, Cal Raine; a nephew, Mike Barnhill; and many cousins.
The family will meet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in Ottawa.
The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church of Ottawa or Ransom Memorial Hospital Charitable Association for Digital Mammography, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa, KS 66067.
Online condolences may be sent to the family through lamb-roberts.com.