Beverly H. Nelen, 75, Cresson, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona.
She was born in Cresson, daughter of the late Homer and Erma (Kough) Graham.
Surviving are nine children: Richard of Ashville, Ruth Diehl (Earl) of Munster, Ronald "Pete" in Colorado, Audrey Wollett (Victor) in Virginia, Allen "Bo" of Cresson, Arnold "Buddy" (Michele) of Munster and Barry, Barbara Cottrill and Bevin, all of Cresson; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and five siblings: Paul, Barry, Jimmy, Shelly Stinle and Cheryl Dodge, all in Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl B., on Sept. 13, 1998; a brother, Sam; and a sister, Kate Ferguson.
Throughout her life, Bev babysat 17 children and was the cook at PJ's Tavern in Cresson for over 25 years. She enjoyed her trips to the casinos.
Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Charles M. Kennedy Funeral Home, Cresson, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, the Rev. Leo F. Arnone officiating. Committal will be in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.