Nina Anne Depas

Nina Anne Depas, 77, of 264 E. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, N.Y., passed away at 8:10 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in WCA Hospital.

A lifelong area resident, she was born Oct. 26, 1935, in Jamestown, N.Y., a daughter of the late Edwin and Katherine Erickson Nelson.

Nina was a 1953 graduate of Southwestern Central School, and before her retirement was employed as a typesetter in the print shop, working for Chautauqua County in Mayville, N.Y., for more than 20 years. In earlier years, she had worked in the advertising department for the Marlin Rockwell Corporation.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jamestown, a former member of the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club Auxiliary, a former member of the Lakewood Fire Department Auxiliary and was active in 4-H activities in earlier years. She was also a staunch Democrat and an avid New York Yankee fan.

She watched many baseball games on TV as well as many politically based programs.

Surviving are a daughter Diane Depas of Jamestown; a son, Terry Depas of Jamestown; three brothers: Edwin Nelson of Ashville, N.Y., Arkie Nelson of Lakewood, N.Y., and Robert Nelson of Russell, Pa.; and two sisters: Dorothy Depas of Lakewood, N.Y., and Kitty Parker of Dewittville, N.Y.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Simon S. Depas, whom she married July 4, 1954, and who died March 12, 2013; a son, Jeffrey A. Depas, who died May 10, 2012; a sister, Edna Farnsworth; and a brother, Richard Nelson.

The funeral will be held at 5 p.m. Friday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Michael Childs, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Jamestown, will officiate.

Inurnment will be in the Bentley Cemetery, Lakewood, N.Y.

Friends will be received from 3-5 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Lakewood Fire Department, 37 Packard Way, Lakewood, NY 14750.

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