FORBES, Nelle Thelma “Bookie,” 94, of Bellaire, Ohio died Friday, August 30, 2013 at the Lancia Belmont Manor in St. Clairsville, Ohio.

She was born July 30, 1919 in Bartonville, Illinois a daughter of the late William A. and Elizabeth Marling Burkhardt.

After earning her GED, Nelle graduated at the age of 50 from Bellaire School of Nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She was employed by the Ohio Valley Medical Center until her retirement in 1988.

She was preceded in death by two children, Phillip and Faith Forbes.

Surviving are her daughter, Gay Forbes of Bellaire, Ohio; two grandchildren, David (Kellie) Forbes of Bradenton, Florida and Amada Forbes of Pickerington, Ohio; and her daughter-in-law, Darlene Forbes of Shadyside, Ohio. Also, one great- grandson, Tyler Forbes and one niece, Susan Brown.

There will be no visitation or services.

Arrangements by the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes & Crematory, 441 37th Street, Bellaire, Ohio 43906.

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