Nellie M. Nightingale, 87, died on Nov. 22, 2012, at Asbury Park of Newton. Nellie was born on Aug. 21, 1925, to Elmer and Mattie Lee (Walker) Yoke in Newton. She married Elmer Nightingale on Sept. 12, 1941, in Blackfoot, Idaho. They had three children: son, Jerry Nightingale, and daughters, Geneva Shive and Carrie Ayers. Nellie was a homemaker and a member of the New Life Assembly of God and DAR-Daughters of the American Revolution. She is survived by son, Jerry and wife, Terri Nightingale of Newton; and daughter, Carrie and husband, Jim Ayers of Salt Lake City, Utah. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer Nightingale; daughter, Geneva Shive; brother, Marion Yoke; sister, Marjorie Harrigan; and her father and mother, Elmer and Mattie Yoke. A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in the Petersen Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor James Ayers will be presiding. A memorial has been set up for the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, in care of the funeral home. Visit