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Elizabeth L. Nelson

September 18, 1930 ~ December 26, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Elizabeth Nelson Obituary

Elizabeth L. Nelson, 93, passed away December 26, 2023.  Born September 18, 1930 in Akron, Ohio, she lived through the Great Depression and World War II.  Betty chose a nursing career in various fields, retiring from Akron City Hospital with 38 years of service.  She was a loyal Cleveland Indians fan, having been in all three Cleveland Stadiums throughout her life.  She loved to travel and enjoyed what she called “adventures.”  Betty was a loving Grandma and Nana, playing with and “instigating” naughtiness with the children.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Albert; her parents, Otis and Frances Craven; her three siblings, a son-in-law, and several nieces and nephews.  She is survived by her four children, Phillip (Kim), James (Eileen), Phyllis Strickler and Cynthia Harrigan (George); 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, from 6-8 p.m. at Cox-McNulty Funeral Home, 222 Norton Ave., Barberton.  Funeral service will take place Thursday, January 11, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Zoom participation available.**  As cremation has taken place, burial will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Betty’s name to St. Jude’s Research Hospital for Children (

**Text Phyllis (330-835-8663) with your email address to attend by Zoom.

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January 10, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cox-McNulty Funeral Home
222 Norton Avenue
Barberton, OH 44203

Funeral Service
January 11, 2024

9:30 AM
Cox-McNulty Funeral Home
222 Norton Avenue
Barberton, OH 44203


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