SOUTHINGTON - Emma Josephine "G.G." Heintz Nelson, 100, entered peacefully into eternal rest at 8:20 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at her home after a brief illness.
Emma was born July 9, 1912, in Washington, Pa., the daughter of Anton and Josephine Heintz.
Emma lived in Warren and graduated from Warren G. Harding High School in 1931. She attended a Bible college for a period of time and married Harry Nelson on July 21, 1935, moving to the Nelson Family Farm in Southington.
She was employed at Southington Schools for 25 years as a cafeteria cook, was a 4-H adviser for the Southington Jolly Cookers for 31 years, and attended Southington Christian Church, where she was the oldest living member. G.G. enjoyed attending sporting events, Guernsey cattle shows and horse shows in which her children, grandchildren and great-granddaughters participated.
She and her late husband, Harry, were founding members of the Trumbull County Guernsey Club and the Dairy Bar at the Trumbull County Fair. Emma was also a longtime member of the Ohio Guernsey Breeders Association and a 25-year member of SCOPE. She also enjoyed being a taste tester for the food entries at the Trumbull County Fair and traveling with the Southington Golden Voyagers.
Emma served on the county Election Board for many years.
She leaves a son, Donald (Teri) Nelson; and a daughter, Janet Bates, both of Southington. Also surviving are three grandsons, Scott (Dori) Bates of Newark, Mark Bates (Ali) and Mike (Kristine) Nelson of Southington; and four granddaughters, Cindy Bates, with whom she made her home, Lorrie Dietz (James Wolfe) of Southington, Kelly Nelson of London and Angela Parsons Emery of Andover. Also surviving are five great-granddaughters, Ashlee and Amber Dietz, Nicolette Bates, Morgan Nelson and Kim White.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry, in 1968; brothers, Bernard and Robert Heintz; sister, Edith Heintz; and a son-in-law, Reed Bates.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home in Warren. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, where Pastor Randall Riley will officiate. Friends may also call one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
The family requests that material contributions be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44512, in her memory.