Nelta was a teacher’s aide with the Midview School System. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Nelta enjoyed crocheting but her number one passion was painting.
Survivors include her son, Eric; sister, Martha; brother, Jones; grandchildren, Jessica Castro, Scott, Sarah, Joanna and Madysen Kerley; great-grandchildren, Cameron and Alexis Castro, Jackson and McKenzie Kerley.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Mae; and a son, Donald; and her husbands, Elbert Kerley and Melvin Tripphahn.
There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held Friday, May 30,2014 at 2:30 P.M. in Butternut Ridge Cemetery (Eaton Twp.).
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, (440) 322-4626.