DE LEON—Funeral services for Nell Rose Crist Mohon will be held at 11 a.m. today, April 3, at the First Baptist Church in De Leon with Minister Patrick Johnson officiating.
Nell went to be with her Lord and Savior and was reunited with her beloved husband, C.L., on March 31, 2017. Nell was born in 1920 in Waco, Texas, to Rushia (McNeill) and Roy
Thomas Crist. Her mother passed away when Nell was quite young, so she lived with her uncle and aunt, James Henry and Ruby McNeill. Nell attended La Vega High School in Bellmead, Texas. She became a Christian at age nine and was baptized at First Baptist Church in Bellmead by Rev. Rhodes.
On Oct. 17, 1937, Nell married C.L. Mohon, Jr. They met on the Doodlebug, a passenger train that ran between Waco and Stamford during the pre- and post-World War II era. After they were married, Nell and C.L. lived in a variety of places, including San Diego, California, and several places in Texas: Oliver Springs, Beattie, De Leon, and Stephenville.
Professionally, Nell worked in U.S. Navy Records in San Diego during World War II. After the war, she worked as a medical records supervisor for De Leon Hospital. She also worked at Sloan's Grocery, The Man's Store, and Ward's Catalog Store, all in De Leon. For many years, Nell served as a contributor for the Abilene Reporter News, Brownwood Bulletin, and Ft. Worth Star Telegram.
Nell enjoyed cooking, gardening, crocheting, and knitting. She loved to play games such as Rook, 42, Golf, Bridge, and Bingo. She was active in the local school, her community, and her church. Nell was President of the PTA and a member of Women's Missionary Union. She also served multiple times as a band mother and room mother for her sons. For many years, Nell was actively involved in the Order of Eastern Star (OES). In that organization, she served as Worthy Grand Matron and Deputy Grand Matron, a position which oversaw thirteen chapters of OES.
Nell was preceded in death by her husband, C.L., Jr., her parents, her brother, Neely Crist, as well as her aforementioned aunt and uncle.
She is survived by her two sons and their wives: C.L. Mohon, III, and Anita (Key); James McNeill Mohon and Susan (Dupriest). In addition, she was blessed with four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
If desired memorial contributions may be made to WOM of First Baptist Church, De Leon, or to the Scottish Rite Hospital at 2222 Welborn Street, Dallas, Texas 75219, in memory of Nell.
Condolences may be offered online at www.nowlinandersfh.com.