Mary Childers

Full Name: Mary Frances Childers
Date of Birth: November 6, 1927
Date of Death: April 5, 2020

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Mary Francis Childers of Huntington WV, passed away peacefully at the Woodlands Retirement Community, April 5, 2020. Born November 6, 1927, in Huntington, WV, she was the daughter of the late A.J. and Lula Wilkinson. She is survived by two sons, Robert L. Nistendirk, wife Cammie, of Charleston, W.Va, and Jack W. Nistendirk, wife Vee of Georgetown, S.C. Also, stepsons Burke Childers, wife Donitta of Huntington, W.Va Richard Childers, wife Diane “Di” of Clemons, N.C. and David Childers, wife Kathy of Huntington, W.Va. In addition, Mary left behind many grandchildren & great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Paul Childers, Jr. of Huntington, W.Va., daughters Pauline Nistendirk Smith of Nashville, TN. And Louane Moore Stallings of Huntington, W.Va. Mary, back in the day, loved playing golf, playing bridge and was an accomplished equestrian.  Her love of horses and animals in general was well known.  She supported many animal affiliations. She was a past member for many years of Guyan Golf & Country Club and remained a member of Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church of Huntington, W.Va. She was a graduate of Stevens College in Columbia, Missouri., after which she attended the University of Missouri. Although Mary was known for her cantankerous personality, she was also both loving and generous with her family and friends. We would like to thank the entire staff of Woodlands Retirement Community for their loving and professional care given to Mary and the kindness expressed through a difficult time to family members during her residence both while in assisted living and especially the health care professionals. We would like to mention two of her special friends. One very special companion, Swanson Roberts, who shared good and bad times with Mary the past several years and who also assisted with her care giving during those times of ill health. We cannot thank him enough for being there for her. Also, a special thanks to her dear friend of many years, Sally Duncan-McCaskey, who was always there for Mary anytime she was needed. Due to the unfortunate worldwide pandemic, Covid-19, a memorial service will be held later at the Woodlands Retirement Community. Details will be published at a later date.

From: Bob Childers Apr 8 2020 12:53PM
Saddened to hear of Marys passing.   Condolences to family
From: Nancy Macomber SmithApr 9 2020 10:48AM
So sorry to hear of your mother's passing.
Take care,
From: Neil DialApr 9 2020 1:39PM
Saddened to hear about Mary. I offer my condolences to the family. I have fond memories of Mary.
From: Carol Edmiston Apr 19 2020 11:32AM
Dear Jack and Bob,
I just read your Mom’s obituary in the Webster Echo.  I am so sorry for your loss, and even more sad that I had not seen her in many years.  I have so many fond memories of her and your entire family, both from your years in Webster Springs and Huntington.  Still haven’t quite gotten my head around the loss of both Louanne and Tess.  I’m sure it’s been a very difficult year for you both.  I hope this finds you and yours well and safe.   Sending love and prayers.
Carol Edmiston

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