Nancy Tellish

Nancy Tellish

Nancy Tellish 89, formerly of Hanover Twp., passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2023 in Calcutta Healthcare after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.   She was born on June 29, 1933, in Blackwell, Oklahoma a daughter of the late Thomas Walter and Marion Butler.

Nancy was the owner of Tellish Hereford Farm. A member of:  Registered Polled Hereford Association; South Side School District School Board from the late 60’s to the early 70’s, a lifelong member of Mt. Olivet Presbyterian Church and an avid bowler.

Nancy along with Dick McElhaney, established the Beaver County 4H Stockman’s Club in 1973, and she was involved in that club for over 20 years. Later in life, she enjoyed traveling and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Edward Tellish; and her brothers and sisters-in-law: Norman (Gloria) Butler, Sam (Carol) Butler, Thomas (Aurelia) Butler, and Alan Butler.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Gary E. & Kathleen Tellish, Myrtle Beach, SC; 4 grandchildren: Corey (Nicole) Tellish, Clinton; Michael (Kat) Tellish, Williamsburg, VA; Jason (Erin) Timmons, Helena, AL and Erica Timmons, East Liverpool, OH; 6 great granddaughters: Sage, Rylie, Annabella, and Zoey Tellish and Hannah and Hazel Timmons; her sister and brother-in-law: Leah and John Morena, Irwin, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Friends will be received on Wednesday from 1pm until time of Funeral Service at 4:30pm in the Huntsman Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Aliquippa. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association

4 thoughts on “Nancy Tellish

  1. I remember Nancy well. She was a kind lady with infectious laugh. She was very knowledgeable of the cattle industry. Rest in peace.

  2. Aunt Nancy – My memory of Aunt Nancy goes back a long way… 70 years more or less.
    They go back to the house they lived in on Kane Road. A party there where my mom drank a little too much and Aunt Nancy tucked her in their bed so she could get feeling better.
    The memories go back to the excitement when they bought the farm. What had been an old potato farm was going to become their dream… A Hereford Farm.
    Aunt Nancy and Uncle Ed were an unlikely pair.
    Scotch-Irish and Polish couples were a little unusual back then. Not to mention a substantial age difference.
    I got a chance to stay at the farm over a summer or two as they were making the big conversion from potatoes to cattle.
    Aunt Nancy provided me with some of the best memories and lessons of my life. She could do anything. She could herd cattle, construct pole buildings, do the trucking business bookkeeping, cook dinner, bale hay and anything else you could think of.
    During one summer my brother Ted and I arrived at the farm with our stake truck and chainsaws every morning. We were there to harvest firewood from a stand of trees out back.
    Aunt Nancy would always greet us with a cheery reminder that she had placed a large bottle of milk in the spring house water pool so it would keep cold till we took our lunch break.
    I can’t ever remember her saying something without smiling or actually laughing. In recent years we didn’t always see her at the Tellish reunions but there wasn’t a single time that everybody didn’t ask about her and how she was doing.
    I know I’m not the only one whose life she impacted or who’s going to miss her.

  3. Aunt Nancy – My memories of Aunt Nancy are when we would go to the farm for picnics. You always knew there would be good food and friendly people. She also introduced my sisters and I the Hookstown Fair.
    Later in life she arranged for my young children to visit a dairy farm – they loved it and still remember it to this day.
    Aunt Nancy will always have a special place in our hearts.
    May she rest in Peace.

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