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Nellie M. Kusich, 82, of Greenville-Sheakleyville Road, Sugar Grove Township, passed away Sunday evening (8-20-17) in her home.
She was born in Albion, Pa., on Jan. 9, 1935, to Harry J. and Florence (Jessup) Peden. Nellie was a 1954 graduate of St. Michael High School, where she had been a member of the football team.
On June 26, 1954, she married Nicholas J. Kusich Sr.
She was a homemaker and loved to bake and cook. Throughout the years, she baked dozens of cookies for family and friends. In addition to being a homemaker, Nellie and her husband owned and rented several apartments in the Greenville area for over 50 years, and she had also worked many years ago for the former R.D. Werner Co.
She was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville. Nellie enjoyed many years spending time at their camp, The Green Buffalo Camp in Marienville, Pa., and also spending the last 10 winters in West Palm, Fla.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her son; George S. Kusich and his wife Denise of Greenville, a daughter; Nadine Atkinson of Butler, two sisters; Florence Garrett and Dolores Holzapfel and her husband Fred, all of Greenville, two brothers; Alfred "Skip" Peden and Charles "Bill" Peden, both of Greenville, five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law; Joan Kusich of Greenville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her son; Nicholas J. Kusich Jr., three sisters; Margaret Zuschlag, Alice Turner and Hilda Pinney, two brothers, Ray Peden and Harry Peden; and a son-in-law; Larry Atkinson.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael School Endowment Fund, 85 N. High St. Greenville, PA 16125.

Nellie M., 82, of Greenville-Sheakleyville Road, Sugar Grove Township.
Services: Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Thursday (8-24-17) in St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville, with the Rev. V. David Foradori, pastor, as celebrant.
Calling hours: Friends and family may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday (8-23-17) in LOUTZENHISER-JORDAN FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES, Inc. 366-368 S. Main St. Greenville. Visitors are welcome to sign the online guest book and view a video tribute at www.loutzenhiserfuneralhome.com
Burial: With committal prayers in Shenango Valley Cemetery, Greenville.
Published on August 21, 2017
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