Nellie Owens Bryant

July 30, 1921 ‒ December 27, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

Nellie Rea Owens Bryant, 96, of Delaware passed away Wednesday morning, December 27, 2017 at the Country Club Rehabilitation Campus in Delaware.

She was born July 30, 1921 in Washington D.C. to the late William Randolph Owens and Ruth (Becker) Owens. During World War II, she was very active with the USO.

Nellie was a member of the Central Christian Church in Marion where she also taught Sunday school. Following her love of flowers, she worked at Hemmerly’s Flower Shop for many years. In her early years, she enjoyed making ceramics and even operated a ceramic shop out of her home. Later in life, she had a passion for reading.

Left to cherish her memory is her son, Don (Pam) Bryant of Delaware; grandchildren, Andrew Bryant, Shannon (Mark) Atkins and Heather (Matthew) Cox; grandchildren, Alyssa, Isaac, Rebekkah, Connor, John, Reilly, Luke, and Liam; nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Nellie was preceded in death by her husband Clayton, infant son Clayton Jr., and 2 sisters Laura Elizabeth Carper and Louise Virginia Doney.

The family will receive friends on Friday, December 29, 2017 from 10:00 am – 12 (noon) at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware. Funeral services will follow at 12:00 (noon) with Pastor Chuck Reed officiating. The family will then host a luncheon in the Snyder Rodman Community Room. Graveside services will then be held at 3:00 pm at Grove Cemetery in Kenton, Ohio.

Contributions in Nellie’s memory may be made to the Gideon’s International.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Bryant family.

To share a fond memory of Nellie or to offer a condolence to her family, please visit

  • Don, Pam, and extended family,

    I wish to offer my family’s condolences to you upon the recent passing of your Mother Nellie. My parents, Tom & Pauline Taylor were just asking about her. I found the information online. My brothers, Brent and Craig also offer our sympathy.
    I remember in our youth the friendship and contact our families enjoyed. It has been many years since my last visit with your family.
    My dad is home recovering from his recent stoke, and Mom is presently in rehab recovering from hip and shoulder surgery. We are all blessed to have them still as well as you having Nellie as long as you did.
    Hope you and your extended family relish all the memories as long as time permits. My love to you all, Kevin (Irish) Taylor as Clady used to call me,,,,,,,,,

    Kevin O. Taylor (
    Orlando Florida