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Nellie Ellen Joyce Gerhard
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Birth: Jan. 14, 1893
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Death: May 4, 1967
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA

Nellie was the dear daughter of Michael Frank Joyce and Charlotte Kirkland. She was dear sister to Walter Joseph, Edward Michael, and Mary Veronica. Dear wife, daughter, aunt, and friend to many.

She married her dearly beloved Earnest John Gerhard in Union, Franklin County, Missouri on September 14, 1917. Less than two years later, Earnest was killed in action while serving his country during World War I in the United States Marine Corps.

In January 1918, Ernest's unit shipped out to France, and on June 14, 1918, he was exposed to mustard gas during the Battle of Belleau Wood. With the exception of a brief return to his unit in October 1918, he was placed in seven different hospitals before dying of pneumonia on January 29, 1919. His remains were shipped home to his grieving wife of less than two years. Nellie remained true to her first love and never remarried.

Special thanks to Ronald Sommers for Ernest's military background.
Family links: 
  Michael Frank Joyce (1860 - 1945)
  Charlotte Kirkland Joyce (1865 - 1929)
  Ernest John Gerhard (1889 - 1919)*
  Walter Joseph Joyce (1888 - 1936)*
  Edward Michael Joyce (1889 - 1934)*
  Nellie Ellen Joyce Gerhard (1893 - 1967)
  Mary Veronica Joyce Cobb (1895 - 1977)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Age 74
Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Plot: 24,, 2833
Maintained by: Phil Bo
Originally Created by: T.V.F.T.H.
Record added: Feb 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48447747
Nellie Ellen <i>Joyce</i> Gerhard
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Family forever, with love
- Your great niece, Dianne
 Added: Jul. 18, 2011

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