Nelda J. Allinson, age 101 of Thornville, died July 23, 2012, at Autumn at The Lake in Thornville, following a short illness. She was born Saturday, May 27, 1911, in Indiana, the daughter of Emil Polzin and Marie (Lehnburg) Polzin and attended Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zanesville.
Nelda enjoyed a long full life and lived it to the fullest until the end. She was a professional pianist starting at the age of 6 playing for her minister father for church services. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
Nelda is survived by one son-in-law, Robert Szczesny of Thornville; four granddaughters, Sue and Phil Peters of NY, Jill Marie and Tim Salzler of Plain City, Jana and Bob McCarthy of Granville, Jenifer and Paul Schidwachter of Fallston, MD and Sandra Smith of Somerset; two grandsons, Robert & Cynthia Szczesny of FL and Jonathan and Ya-Fen Szczesny of Wisconsin; and 32 great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Nelda was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Allinson; one son, Allen G. Wem; one daughter, Gail Szczesny; and one grandson, Stephen Christopher Szczesny.
Funeral services were July 30, 2012, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Zanesville with Pastor Mark Matzke officiating. Burial followed in Woodlawn Cemetery, Orchard Park, NY. To sign the online register book or to send a personal condolence note please visit www.HillisHardwickFH. com