Nellie Mae Brizendine Schull-HaufleSeptember 30th, 2020
Nellie Mae Brizendine Schull-Haufle, age 90, of Paola, Kansas, passed away Thursday, September 24, 2020 at her home with family and friends at her side. Nellie was born March 17, 1930 in Lupus, Missouri to Herbert Lee and Bertha Marie (Small) Brizendine. She was united in marriage to Alvin G. Schull on her 16th birthday in 1946 until he passed in 1991. She later married Ralph W. Haufle, who preceded her in death in 2002. She then became life companion to Hillery A. McVey of Paola, Kansas until she passed away. "Just two old fools taking care of each other." Nellie always took care of people. Before her teen years, she would help and babysit other children for mid-wives until she married Alvin and worked at the hospital in California, Missouri until moving to Kansas City, Missouri where the Missouri Pacific Railroad (Alvin's employer) transferred to. In 1958, they moved to Osawatomie, Kansas and she worked for the Miami County Hospital until 1983. Nellie enjoyed life itself, most important children, she always said the nursery was the best part of her job. Making quilts from cutting pieces to sewing and quilting them, embroidery work, puzzles, playing cards, and visiting with family and friends were also part of her pastime. Survivors include her children: Beverly J. Nesler (Bill) of Augusta, Kansas, Larry Schull (Joyce) of Parker, Kansas, David Schull (Nancy) of Florida, and Randy J. Schull of Paola, Kansas; one sister: Velma L. Lear (Stanley) of Humansville, Missouri; daughter-in-law: Brenda Schull of Osawatomie; along with 10 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and a few great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son: Mark Allen Schul,l husband of Brenda; one son-in-law: Jimmy Chester, husband to Randy; a sister, Wanda L. Herman; a grandson: Ronald Dale Nesler; and her parents. Friends and family will meet for a time of visitation at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at Windmill Ridge Funeral Service in California, Missouri, with the funeral service following the time of visitation. Interment will follow at the Masonic Cemetery, California, Missouri. Online messages to the family may be contributed at www.windmillridgefuneralservice.com.