Nellie enjoyed sewing, fishing and she was a wonderful cook. Most of all, she loved her family and was a loving wife, mother, sister and aunt. Nellie will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Leroy Karnes; and a sister, Divola Wilson.
Nellie is survived by her loving husband of almost 52 years, Maurice Proffer of the home; two sons, Steven Proffer of Hollister, Missouri; Brandon Proffer and spouse Erick Eberlin, of Hollister, Missouri; a brother, Robert Karnes of Sikeston, Missouri; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at the Sikeston Memorial Park on Tuesday July 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm.