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Nellie "Dolly" Vance

January 4, 1937 — February 12, 2020

Nellie "Dolly" Vance

Nellie "Dolly" Christine Vance , 83 of New Troy  passed away on Wednesday morning, February 12, 2020 at Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital.

Burial took place at Weesaw Township Cemetery, Buchanan and the family will be remembering her privately.  Online condolences accepted at

Nellie was born January 4, 1937  in Elijah, Missouri,  the daughter of the late Claud Thomas  and Gerthie Lorene (Fogleman) Tackett.   Nellie moved to Michigan in the mid 1940's.  On September 15, 1952 she married Duane Vance and he preceded her in 2016, they shared 64 years together.   Nellie’s favorite hobby was watching birds and taking care of her grandkids.

Survivors include her five children: Rhonda Hayes, Phillip (Claudia) Vance, Valerie Vance, Patrick (Cheri) Vance and Susan Vance;

12 grandchildren: Jason (Melanie) Hayes, Matt (Carmela) Hayes, Luke (Chrystal) Hayes, Aaron (Bonnie) Hayes, Anglia Vance, Ryan Vance, Sarah (Brad) Rutkoskie, Brandon Vance, Vincent (Julie) Vance, Alex (Althea) Vance, Andrew Vance, Dwain (Casey) Vance;
14 great-grandchildren: JJ Hayes, Gabby and Teagan Hayes , Kirstin and Bowdie Hayes, Kyliegh Hayes, Sydney, Mantei, Connor and Carissa Vance, Kylie Pounders, Westly Vance  Carson Rutkoskie and Ariana Vance;

eight sisters and brothers: James Tackett, Anna Mae Childs, Shirley Jean ( Charles) Durden, Livina Ferry, Alene (Ray) Gentey, Marie Dober, Johnny Tackett and Doug (Shirley) Tackett.

Nellie was also preceded in death by a brother: Leroy Tackett and a sister, Lorene Milliken.

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