August 25, 2014
10:30 A.M., Friday, August 29, 2014
Sully Christian Reformed Church
Beginning at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, August 28, 2014
with family present 5:00 - 7:00 P.M.
Pella Garden Chapel Funeral Home
Sully Christian Reformed Church Missions
July 16, 1913 - August 25, 2014
Cornelia Marie Harthoorn was born on July 16, 1913, to John D. and Jennie Plate Jansen at the family farm home north of Sully, Iowa. She went to her heavenly home on Monday, August 25, 2014, at The Cottages in Pella, Iowa, at the age of 101. She received her early education at the Sudlow Country School where she graduated from the 8th grade. She lived in the Lynnville/Sully area all her life.
On February 4, 1938, Nellie was united in marriage with Cornelius "Case" Harthoorn at the Sully Christian Reformed Church parsonage. They were blessed with four children: Carroll, Melvin, Leona, and Linda. Nellie enjoyed being a homemaker and caring for her family. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting caps for missions, and caring for her grandchildren. She was a member of the Sully Christian Reformed Church. After her husband's death in 1970, Nellie worked as a cook at the Coffee Cup Café in Sully.
Those left to cherish her memory are her children: Carroll and Norma Harthoorn of Sully, Leona and Ed Arkema of Cedar Rapids, and Linda and Del Zuidema of Pella; her daughter-in-law, Lois Harthoorn of Pella; 15 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, John Vos of Sacramento, California; and sisters-in-law, Cora Jansen of Sully and Ernestine Dieleman of Sully.
Nellie was preceded in death by her husband, Cornelius, in 1970; her son, Melvin Harthoorn; great-grandson, Brandon Harthoorn; and siblings: Hattie Jansen, Colby Jansen, Gerrit (Mattie) Jansen, Minnie (Dick) Rolffs, Herman (Bessie) Jansen, Bertha (John) Van Genderen, Effie Vos, and John (Alice) Jansen.
Nellie will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother. She was a very patient and content person.