Nellie J. Hull Dennis, age 79, died on Monday afternoon, August 18, 2008. Born in Waterford, PA on July 10, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Cecil and Gladys Hull. Preceding her in death was her husband of 56 years, Franklin M. Dennis.
Dennis, Nellie J. HullNellie graduated from the Waterford Academy in 1947 and met her future husband while working in the school office. They met in the fall and were wed in the spring of 1949. They resided in Summit Township.
Nellie was an active participant in her local church, Summit United Methodist Church, the Garden Club, and the local chapter of the D.A.R. She was always generous with her canned goods and homemade breads and jellies, and she participated in community dinners and activities including Waterford Heritage Days and the Eagle Hotel Restoration.
Surviving family members include her children: Eric and Margaret Dennis, Jody and Richard Freeburg, Will and Tracy Dennis, and Jebb Dennis; her grandchildren, Scott, Andrew, Brooke, Danielle, Brent, Matthew, Kristen, Garrett, and Megan; her brother, Cy and his wife Jean Hull; and her sisters, Rosanne and her husband Ronald Lewis, Marjorie Newell, and Kathleen and her husband Raymond Osborn; also many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her infant brother, Harry Hull.
Friends may call at the Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford, PA on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9pm. Funeral services will be at Summit United Methodist Church on Thursday at 11:00am officiated by Rev. Lee Pomeroy. Burial will follow at Waterford Cemetery. Visit