Information for Nellie Sitts Coles Mayfield
19 June, 1905 1 November, 1992
From The Idaho Press-Tribune
November, 1992

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Nellie Mayfield

    Graveside services for Nellie Coles Mayfield, 87, of Greenleaf, who died Sunday, November 1, 1992, at a Caldwell nursing home, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, November 5, 1992, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.  Reverend Kenneth Pitts will officiate under the direction of Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.  Family and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery.
    Mrs. Mayfield was born June 19, 1905, at Champaign County, Illinois, a daughter of Martin Luther and Emma Walker Sitts.  She was reared and educated In Illinois, Indiana and Missouri.  She married John Coles in Lamar, Missouri, and he died in 1927.  She married Ray Mayfield on February 29, 1928, at Lamar, Missouri.  She moved to Wilder in 1936 and has lived in the Wilder and Greenleaf areas since that time.
    She enjoyed doing crafts, sewing and all kinds of handiwork.  
    Nellie was a member of the Greenleaf Friends Church and was active in the Ladies Bible Study.
    She is survived by two sons, Harold Coles of Nampa, and Riley "Jack" and his wife, Barbara Coles of Parma; two daughters, Mary Louise and her husband, Don Emry of Boise, and Susie Mayfield in Wisconsin; 22 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers and four sisters.
    The family suggests that memorials be given to the Greenleaf Friends Academy.


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