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2800 N Van Buren
Enid, OK 73703
Phone: (580) 233-1400
Fax: (580) 233-1408
Nellie Mena

Nellie M Mena (Drechsler)

Monday, May 1st, 1933 - Saturday, January 19th, 2019
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A Celebration of Life for Nellie M. Mena, age 85, of Enid, is 2:00 pm, Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Willow Road Christian Church with Pastor Carrell Still officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is from 6:00 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 23rd at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
Nellie was born May 1, 1933 in Enid to August and Gladys (Hunt) Drechsler, and passed away Saturday, January 19, 2019 in Enid.
Nellie graduated from Cleo Springs High School, then began her nurses training at Enid General Hospital which is now Integris Bass Baptist Hospital. She worked as a floor nurse and a surgical nurse at Integris Baptist Hospital and then worked as a surgical nurse for over 27 years at St. Mary’s Hospital. She married Bernard Mena April 26, 1956 in Enid where they made their home and raised their two children, Tony and Dana. Nellie loved to work in her garden, where she ‘planted a forest’ at her last address. She also loved to sew, making all the kids clothes for Christmas one year. She was a long-time member of Willow Road Christian Church. Along with tending her garden, Nellie enjoyed spending time with her family.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and brother, Donald C. Drechsler. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Bernard Mena, of Enid; two children, Tony Mena, of Stillwater; Dana Johnson and husband Ron, of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; two grandchildren, Andrea Johnson and Ethan Johnson, both of Ft. Smith; two brothers, Gene Drechsler and wife Dodie, of Magnum, Ok; Robert Drechsler and wife Ireta, of Wichita, Kansas; and a sister, Ellen Schuermann and husband Roy, of Pond Creek; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.
Memorials in Nellie’s name may be made to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation Alzheimer’s Division or Ross Hospice with Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds.
Condolences may be made and services viewed online at www.ladusauevans.com..
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home
    Address
    2800 N. Van Buren
    Enid, OK 73703
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  • Service

    Thursday, January 24th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Thursday, January 24th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Willow Road Christian Church
    Address
    729 West Willow
    Enid, OK 73701
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  • Interment

    Location
    Memorial Park Cemetery
    Address
    6405 Memorial Drive
    Enid, OK 73701
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Tammi and John Anderson

Posted at 12:14am
Tony and Dana,
We are deeply saddened by the news of Aunt Nellie’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Cindy Mercer

Posted at 08:19pm
I worked with Nellie at St Mary’s Surgery Dept she was an awesome nurse and very hard worker . She taught me a lot of the things I know today and I thank her for that! I also spent many hours with Nellie in her home helping her decorate back when they first moved in and enjoyed spending time with her and Bernard. My deepest sympathies to all of her family in this time of loss. Prayers for Comfort and Peace. Sincerely Cindy Mercer
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Malinda Brown

Posted at 07:28pm
Thinking of your family. I bet Nellie, Wilma and my mom are so happy to be together! Those nurses! Take care.❤
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