Jeannette Ruby (Nicely) Borders, 76, Nevada, entered her heavenly home on Thursday, June 19, 2008. She died at home in the presence of her loving and caring family. She had met the challenge of a cancerous brain tumor for the past year with courage and faith. She was born to Oary Nathan Nicely and Audrey Frankie (Carey) Nicely on Aug. 16, 1931.
She graduated from Northeast High School, Kansas City, Mo., in 1949. She also attended Southwest Baptist College, Bolivar, Mo. She was employed at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City from 1949 to 1951.
Jeannette was married to Jay W. Borders on Sept. 2, 1950, at her parents' home in Independence, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Virginia Nicely, and a nephew, Dickie Borders.
She was converted to Christ when a teenager and became a member of the Beaumont Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo. She was a member of the Bronaugh Baptist Church, Bronaugh, at the time of her death.
Her survivors include, two sons, and their wives, Jay and Sharon Borders and James and Aletta Borders, both of Nevada; two daughters and their husbands, Joy and Randy Cottle, Seymour, Mo., and Janet and Marc Jacques, Rochester, N.H.;11 grandchildren, Michele and Todd Leonard, Melissa and Rob Forester, Maria and Byron Hoover, Andrea and Jonathan Pyle, Randy Borders, Heather Cottle, Tyler and Jill Borders, Scott and Kristy Borders, Natalie Jacques, Shane Cottle and Audrey Jacques; 14 great-grandchildren, with a 15th due in December; three sisters and their husbands, Alice and Bruce Wilson, Hazelwood, Mo., Margaret and her late husband Richard Borders, El Dorado Springs, and Mary and Bob Simpson, Grain Valley, Mo.; one brother and his wife, James and Kathy Nicely, Edmond, Okla. and a host of family and friends.
She will be remembered as a loving person and a story-teller, who told stories of the Civil War learned from Grandma Carey and shared stories from her childhood. She loved the Lord and had read the Bible through numerous times.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, June 23, at Calvary Baptist Church, Nevada, with Terry Mosher officiating. Interment will follow in Newton Burial Park in Nevada.
Friends may call now and until 12:30 p.m. on Monday at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday, June 22, between 5 and 7 p.m.
The family suggests that memorials may be made in her honor to Bronaugh Baptist Church building fund in care of the funeral home.